mabcat Profile - Allrecipes.com (10702218)

cook's profile

mabcat


mabcat
 
Home Town: Moscow, Idaho, USA
Living In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
  •    
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Chocolate Trifle
Our Fourth Christmas
Our Third Christmas!
Gigantic Pile of Fruit
About this Cook
I love the world of food! I love to read cookbooks and collect them. I used to work with food professionally, but now I do it for love! I try to eat fresh and healthy and shop the edges of the grocery store, but fat happens. Life is short, if the food is screaming for a drizzle of olive oil and some extra parm, I don't have a problem with that.
My favorite things to cook
My favorites are fresh, colorful, balanced and delicious. I like to try new things a lot and imagine how I could make things I have tasted in restaurants. I love to make beautiful trays for parties and holidays with fruit, cheese, nuts and veggies. I also love to bake holiday items of all kinds. I don't like it when food looks like it has been handled too much, except for sushi and other works of art.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am blessed to have many absolutely amazing cooks in my family whom I have learned from along the way. My favorite holiday tradition is steamed cranberry pudding with what my grandmother called Gorgeous Sauce. It's the best. Ever. My grandfather's famous quote: "If you're going to be a pig, be a big pig." My grandpa is stylish, slim, and has eaten A LOT of good food in his life.
My cooking triumphs
My best triumphs have been cooking food that picky eaters like. I think picky eating better have a medical reason to back it up...
My cooking tragedies
Recently, my husband and I were cooking together. I had two identical pyrex liquid measuring cups. One had 1 c. of white wine mixed with apple juice (b/c I ran out of white wine). One had 1 c. of olive oil. So I was whipping up this lovely homemade Caesar dressing in the food processor, and slowly poured in all the white wine/apple juice instead of the oil!! It started smelling really strange, and when I realized what happened, I started to cry. Just kidding. I didn't cry. But I did have to go to the store and get more anchovies - who has anchovies sitting around? And it smelled SICK. Literally. Like someone had been sick in the food processor. Moral of the story: Sniff before you pour.
Recipe Reviews 83 reviews
Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken
This recipe is Oh so yummy! Highly recommended.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2013
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
Yummy! This is the kind of cornbread that I like. I am picky about cornbread. The buttermilk makes all the difference. It was so good with my white chicken chili. mmmmmmm.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2013
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
Only gave it four stars because 3/4 c of water is way too much. Otherwise, I loved the rub. The flavors were great and super aromatic. I served it with Hot Banana Salsa from allrecipes and coconut rice. I thought it was a totally yummy combination.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2012
 
Cooks I Like view all 3 cooks I like
Cooking Level: Expert
About me: On August 24th, 2012 on the beach of Wildwood… MORE
Cooking Level: Expert
About me: I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters… MORE
Cooking Level: Expert
About me: I was born and raised in Mexico City and moved… MORE
 
Published Recipes
 
ADVERTISEMENT

In Season

Speedy Weeknight Meals
Speedy Weeknight Meals

We’ll help you get dinner on the table in no time flat.

Back-to-School Eats
Back-to-School Eats

Get recipes that work for your busiest days.

New! Free Menus
New! Free Menus

Now you can try Menu Planner free. Start your 30-day trial today.

 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States