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Home Town: Orange County, California, USA
Living In: So Cal, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I grew up in a household where a can of cream of mushroom soup and a roast equaled a fancy dinner. Any foray into using spices (altering heat, timing, consistency - even ingredients) was only for the very brave or the pro’s. When I discovered different - I was both challenged and surprised. Finding creative and budget-friendly ways to feed the household with panache and style became a personal challenge. Cooking stopped being a chore and became a creative catalyst, a challenge and major FUN... This process (and AR, or course) has enhanced my life and enriched my relationships!
My cooking tragedies
I decided to try bread making! Why pay $4 for a fancy loaf when I have a bread maker in the garage? Well, diabetes and creativity combined impelled me to try making a healthier loaf by cutting the sugar. All 1 teaspoon of it! Of course I was unaware of yeast’s relationship to sugar, and I confidently replaced it with a few equal packets. The brick that came out of the bread machine was bad enough to sub as a paperweight. I still shake my head my momentary, but gross stupidity...
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole
Wonderful! I was only serving three, so I split the recipe in 2 9x4.5" pyrex's. I had a 25 lb turkey in the oven and wanted the bird and the casserole to come out at same time. So 30 till bird was ready to come out, I turned turkey so the butt(or)neck was toward oven window-i was surprised, but it fit. And next to it, both small casserole dishes fit, but i had to turn them at a slight diagonal angle. Took the bird out at the right time (30 min into the casserole's cook time) and had 15 min to let turkey rest & carve meat for the meal. Casserole came out perfect 20 min later, roughly 50 total minutes of cook time. I figurd the extra five would be required for temperature exchange after opening oven to remove bird. It was perfectly moist in center, browned on outside and done enough to slice into thick pieces. Wonderful compliment to the turkey and there was not a crumb left! (of one of the two 9x4.5"'s that is ;). I loved that it worked just popping it in with the bird instead of having to wait. Thanks for posting!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2012
The name on this could easily be changed to 'easy fudge.' This is truly foolproof. I got these 6 oz. little chocolate men in a post-christmas sale for 3/$1. I used one chocolate man and 1 bag chocolate chips (roughly equaled the right amount of chocolate) and it turned out fantastic. So easy (and so good) that I subbed mint chocolate chips in another batch and white chocolate and butterscotch chips in another. No matter what combo I tried, as long as I used 3 cups or 1 1/2 normal sized bags of chocolate chips, it turned out supurb!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012
Fried Rice with Cilantro
I made several changes, both of past reviewers and my own, but the result was five star! First, I wanted to cook the chicken separately (we have an atkins person in the house), so in it's place I scrambled two eggs and added them at the end. I cut the oil by at least 1/2. But I think what made this extra special was the addition of julienned cabbage and chopped onions. About a cup to 1 1/2 cups of each, I sautéed in the oil and garlic until onion was translucent. Then I proceeded as recipe suggested. I added the egg when I added the basil and cilantro. This got rave reviews from all and I'll definitely make it again!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2011
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