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larsadylan


larsadylan
 
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Living In: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom with two kids...but I'm pretty bohemian, not your average betty crocker!! I love to knit and also have a spinning wheel. My perfect day is one when I take my family to the beach...and while the kids frolic in the waves, the hubby and I relax and drink good Sonoma County wine.
My favorite things to cook
I am always drawn to anything exotic...with a lot of spices and flavor. I like anything with Thai flavors...such as lemongrass or coconut milk, and also love South American flavors that combine lime and cilantro. Slow cooking is great because it is always so tender and I like to have dinner already planned ahead of time. All summer we grill...because it's just easy!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma was a good cook...it seemed she could make anything taste good, no matter how simple. I learned from her that even the most elemental meals can taste really good if paid attention to.
My cooking triumphs
I cook plenty of complicated meals....but had never done a big thanksgiving dinner until a few years ago. Even though most of the dishes are fairly simple...it's a task getting everything timed right, and with a little help I put on a great feast!!
My cooking tragedies
When I was a newlywed...14 years ago...whoa!....I made a horrible casserole that someone had given me a recipe for. I recall it had broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cream of chicken soup and pillsbury refrigerated dough in it. My husband couldn't even gag it down!!
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
President Ford's Braised Eye Round Steak
Very good, simple and delicious. Be sure to simmer it low and for a long time or it might end up tough....mine was O.K...but could have been more tender if I had let it go longer than the recipe instructs. I am thinking about trying it in the crockpot next time.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2009
Chicken Gruyere with Sauteed Mushrooms
A weeknight favourite for us. The gruyere cheese is imperative....don't try to substitute any other cheese, or it will be bland and lack the nutty flavor that makes this recipe so tasty.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2009
Curried Coconut Chicken
We love this recipe at our house, simple to make with exotic flavors. I usually add lemongrass...or a little bit of lime juice to add some sour to the mix...this is essential to balance the sweet of the coconut milk and sugar.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2009
 
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