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Home Town: Born In Heidelberg (German Mom) ;O), Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Living In: Greenwood, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Domestication isn't such a bad thing,... it's the creative part I enjoy,... not the cleaning part! I also like gardening.
My favorite things to cook
Italian Food, some Asian Food, German food, good old American comfort food(s), some Mexican food,.... I am not a picky eater, so I will try a wide array of foods. Needless to say, most of my family are picky eaters, so I am limited on what I can make or eat in the home. It does squelch my creativity and palate,.....which is a real bummer!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is German, and I enjoyed many of the interesting dishes she has prepared over the years. I have Italian heritage in my family as well. I love Italian food, so I enjoy making it as well.
My cooking triumphs
I think I make great party food. I love dips and finger snack foods. When I entertain or go to parties, they seem to go over real well.
My cooking tragedies
One memory that comes to mind is, time when I was a young teen, I made spaghetti and threw in a boatload of green olives in the sauce. My parents were kind to eat it anyway,... but admitted that they preferred it without them. ;o)
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Shrimp Linguine
I like to dredge the shrimp in a mix of flour, a little salt /pepper and oregano and then fry them in some olive oil and butter. Remove them from the pan, and then make the sauce. Add the shrimp back to the sauce before serving. Using white wine and fresh mushrooms is always a plus too!

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Reviewed On: May 29, 2014
Tantalizing Turkey and Blue Cheese Meatballs
This is a very good recipe for meatballs, and even more so for turkey meatballs. I didn't have blue cheese on hand, so I used Parmesan cheese instead. (Although, I would like to use blue cheese in the future.) I used 1 whole egg instead of the egg whites. I did use the jalapeno pepper(fresh not pickled/canned), and it gave it an interesting and wonderful zip. I am thinking if they are too spicy for some, one can use mild green chilies as a few people have already substituted, or even possibly one can use mild bell pepper too. Thanks for a tasty alternative to the run of the mill & sometimes bland recipes I often see for meatballs. I am pondering using ground beef the next time instead of turkey,..... ;o)

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Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2008
German Beef Rouladen
Pilar - I didn't add pickle because I don't care for it, but will eat it if this recipe is made that way. It doesn't matter what kind of freakin' onion you use in the recipe either. And,... finally,... a little sour cream in the gravy never hurt anyone. I am German too, and I take offense to your critique. My mother is German, and this is basically how she makes it.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2008
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