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misskatie


misskatie
 
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Living In: Valley Springs, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Citrus blueberry cocktail with key lime zest
From scratch pizza with fresh garlic, sausage, & veggies.
Beef Shepherd's Pie
Ginger
About this Cook
I love everything about cooking (except the cleaning, of course!) Cooking delicious food has been ingrained in me since childhood. From big Italian family reunions every year to hosting holidays at my childhood home, I have so many great memories that involve great food & family.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken scallopini, chicken curry casserole, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, salads, Ethnic cuisine, cannelloni, grilled vegetables, maple glazed salmon, grilled chicken, smoked meats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
-When I was a kid I used to make dinner & dessert for my parents every night because I wanted to try new things. -Making edible gifts for Christmas. -Baking apple pies from scratch with my mom. -Drinking homemade sangria for family get togethers.
My cooking triumphs
-My sweet basil pesto is a hit every time. -Spiced pears with simple syrup I jarred with my mom. -Veggie quiches with carmelized onion. - Grilled BBQ chicken pizza - Chocolate dipped tuxedo strawberries.
My cooking tragedies
-The time I put a pot of beans in the slow-cooker all day without adding enough water & they boiled dry & smelled horrible!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Pork Stew in Green Salsa (Guisado de Puerco con Tomatillos)
This is a great recipe. The texture & flavors were really nice. I baked mine in the oven for about 1 1/2 hours instead of on the stove. Everyone raved over the tenderness of the pork & how flavorful the whole dish was! A winner all around. I served it with fajita style veggies & Spanish rice.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2013
Real Homemade Tamales
This recipe turned out great! My tamales were moist & flavorful. Some reviewers said they tasted bland, I guess I always add extra seasoning for my own taste (garlic, onion powder) because I didn't have that problem. I will say that the amount of masa did not make nearly enough for the amount of pork filling I made. I had to do a double batch of masa & still had enough pork filling for enchiladas or tacos! Also, I used pasilla peppers & it was a rich deep color similar to mole. I pureed some garlic cloves I added to the boiled peppers for added depth of flavor. The pepper puree made an excellent accompaniment to cheese quesadillas the next night & would be a great marinade for chicken.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2012
Caramel Sauce
This turns out amazing! Make sure to use Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk for a smooth & thick consistency. When I used Carnation Brand, the texture was a little grany, like half melted sugar. Also, I boiled an extra hour (total of 4 hours) to make sure it was really thick & camelized. I use this on apple slices, poured over a hot apple pie, or over icecream. Also makes a great addition to gift baskets.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 9, 2009
 
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