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Home Town: San Fernando Valley, California, USA
Living In: Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Boating, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am married with 2 grown boys. I live in sierra mountains. No fast food restaurants up here. My boys have learned to eat fresh and healthy. I am a wine conniseur so many dishes I cook will go well with a strong cabernet.
My cooking triumphs
Pie making. One year friends took us Apple picking. I was not a pie maker. I ended up with bushels of apples. Learning to make everything from traditional apple pie to creating my own sour cream blueberry/apple pie. I made about 20 pies and also had to learn how to freeze and then cook again. My friends now request me to make pies
My cooking tragedies
Pies again. During this learning attempt I made soupy blueberry/apple sour cream. This is before I perfected the recipe so no more soupy pies.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Sage Pork Chops
Finally a wonderful moist pork chop. I used only 1 teaspoon salt and everything else exactly what the recipe stated. Bouillon has a lot of salt already. I used unsalted butter because that is what I had open. I could have pulled the chops out at 30 minutes but they would not have been as tender. 45 minutes was perfect for medium thickness chops. Not sure how time will work with thick chops. After 20 years my husband said I finally found a pork chop recipe that he loves. I normally rotisserie pork roast to keep pork moist and now I finally have and alternate. I added flour to the pan after removing chops for a bit of gravy that I drizzled over chops. Not heavy just a drizzle and it was fabulous. Thank you for this easy yummy recipe.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2014
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
best tip from other reviewers. I season the chicken with extra taco seasoning. Sometimes I do this and then stir fry the chicken strips. I add the chicken to the slow cooker and cook for less time. Then about a half hour before serving i shred the chicken. I am asked for this recipe more than any other recipe I serve to guests

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Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2013
Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
best suggestion from other reviewers was to use a clean white towel over the top of crock pot and then put lid on. This worked great and the potatoes were not over starched.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2013

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