lizzibear Profile - (10668534)

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Living In: Chula Vista, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Music, Genealogy
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Chicken Cacciatore
About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom with lots of time to create and think of new ideas on old recipes. Some are from family, or here and I just play with them and love making new tastey dishes for me and my husband. Recently I've started creating my own recipes from scratch. So far so delicioso! :)
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Italian, Japanese and Middle Eastern food. Moroccan food that I've tried to make came out very well too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned my spaghetti recipe from my parents ( I believe my dad taught it to my mom ) I grew up watching. Another family recipe we have, that I love, is Mom's rice stuffing! She would make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I watched her make that so much and when I moved on my own asked her for the recipe and continue that tradition in my home.
My cooking triumphs
Making the rice stuffing taste just like Mom's! Another one I am proud of is learning how to make homemade Mexican food for my husband and have him tell me its just as good as his Mom makes it :) First time ever trying Mexican food was when I met him!! Not too bad for a white Canadian gal.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't really had one since I was about 7 years old trying to surprise my dad with home made muffins on Father's Day... I went by memory of watching my Mom and forgot ONE ingredient! They turned out to be flat wierd patties instead of nice fluffy muffins.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
Very Yummy. The only changes I made was to substitute the sugar with Splenda, put carob chips instead of chocolate chips, and I halved the baking powder to 1 teaspoon. They are still coming out of the oven, batch after batch, and my 5 year old son is eating them up! He's had 2 so far, and loves them. These are nice puffy cookies that would be GREAT with a cuppa tea. I will be using semi sweet chocolate chips next time I make these because I love the two flavours together and carob just doesn't do it for me. ;) I was trying to be healthy about baking. Is there such thing really? hahaha! Thank you for sharing a great recipe!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2010
Pot Roast in Beer
smelled absolutely divine while cooking. Made excellent gravy and I tossed it all in my slow cooker! Thanks for posting such an easy but tasty meal for when you're in a pinch.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2010
Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread)
oh my what a recipe! The conchas were so good!! I followed everything exactly and although it didn't rise they turned out so great and tastey. Better than the local panaderia only a bit smaller. I'm still not sure why they didn't rise both times but when it tastes this good I won't question it! Thank you so much for sharing this. I'll never buy stale pan de dulce again ;)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2009

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