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Abuela Nany


Abuela Nany
 
Home Town: Eldorado, Ohio, USA
Living In: Mijas, Andalucia, Spain
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm fairly creative and love to help organize celebrations such as weddings, christenings, etc. I'm good at designing and making things like wedding invitations, menus and favours. Besides enjoying cooking I work part time at a florists and have specialised in bridal bouquets and floral arrangements.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican food (I lived 7 years in northern Mexico)
My favorite family cooking traditions
european cuisine (my mother was french, my dad american and my husband is from Burgos, Spain)
My cooking triumphs
My childrens First Communion banquets (food for 140 people both times)And the wedding cake for my brother and sister-in-laws marriage celebration (for 150 people)
My cooking tragedies
Our Christmans dinner in dec. 2000. Everything went wrong... My mind was in the hospital with my mother-in-law, instead of in my kitchen, and it showed.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Spanish-Style Swiss Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts
An excellent and easy side dish. Can also accompany chicken, pork or be served with poached or fried eggs. The contrast of the sweet raisins and pine nuts with the chard (or spinach) is really delicious.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2011
Easy Mexican Casserole
This is an excellent recipe. I have been making it for years. When I explained my version to my family in Mexico, they said: here we call it "Pastel Azteca". In my version I use chopped white or red onions instead of green. I sautée the meat with one of each of diced red and green (sweet)peppers and taco spice mix, also I usually use a mixture of grated cheeses: mozarella and cheddar. A hint: if you use whole fresh corn tortillas and layer them with the other ingredients, it turns out like a lasagna! Sometimes instead of adding the beans to the casserole I make frijoles refritos and serve them as a side dish. Along with a green salad. And a bowl of extra salsa picante.

60 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2010
Quick and Fresh Gazpacho
Good and simple recipe for Gazpacho, my sister-in-law makes it this way. I make it the classical way, I use about 1 lb. of tomatoes, 2 cloves of garlic and no onion, plus a good sized piece of stale bread soaked in cold water added to the veggies. That gives it more consistency and makes it a bit thicker. Another spanish variant called Sopa Marbella adds 2 or 3 carrots, giving it a nice slightly sweet taste.

22 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2010
 
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