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NJtoAL


NJtoAL
 
Home Town: Butler, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Mobile, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Florence and husband Mike
About this Cook
I am happily married and made the big move from NJ to Alabama. Luckily I am not working yet which has given me time to adjust to everything else in married life including cooking. Unfortunately we have a small kitchen so I constantly have to clean up while preparing meals so I can have the counter space. My husband has been patient during these changes. He prefers a basic simple meal, especially Greek food while I like to try new recipes. I miss New York restaurants but the fresh seafood in the Gulf Coast is great.
My favorite things to cook
From this site, my favorite things to cook are stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes, coconut shrimp and banana bread. Although I have a shelf full of cookbooks, Allrecipes is sooooo much more useful.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a fantastic cook and loves to host. So I didn't spend much time in the kitchen other than eating and being in charge of cleaning up. Now that I am married I am learning.
My cooking triumphs
I prefer baking and I figured out why: it is only one item. But when you are making dinner you have to have the main course, the vegetables, the salad and side dishes all need to be done at the same time.
My cooking tragedies
Too salty fish, bland meatballs, crunchy rice, etc,...
Recipe Reviews 208 reviews
Rainbow Rotini Salad
Easy and fast to make. Boiling the pasta took 15 minutes, in that time I chopped all the veggies. I added feta cheese to my dish, my husband added olives to his. It was good and I think tomorrow it will be better when the flavors can meld.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2014
Baked Coconut Shrimp
I was really pleased with how this tasted. My only change was adding 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes since I didn't have cayenne pepper. I did chop the coconut in the food processor, and then added the flakes to mix better. It just needed 7 minutes each side. My were a crunchy texture.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2014
Slow Cooker Stuffing
I made it in the slow cooker on Thanksgiving day. It was good, but the next day it turned mushy and the color was no longer bright, it looked gray!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2014
 
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