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The Traveler

The Traveler
Home Town: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Living In: Wdc, Disctrict Of Columbia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Needlepoint, Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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2005 Virginia Gold Cup
About this Cook
My first attempt at cooking was at 6 years old. I exploded an egg, and set a tea towel on fire. My mother knew she better teach me quick, or the house was next!
My favorite things to cook
I'm all about comfort food. I believe any food, when made with a dash of love is comfort food. My favourites are Salmon, and of course my mother's Pot Roast with Sour Cream Gravy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was younger, each person who's birthday was coming up was allowed to choose their dinner. The rest of the family would often spend all day preparing this grand feast to honour the birthday. It was a very special family treat to be allowed to cook on those days.
My cooking triumphs
The day my mother told me my Baked Salmon was better than any other she had ever tasted. I went in the kitchen and cried.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at making Chicken & Rice soup was a complete disaster! The chicken was dry and the rice, though it cooked for over an hour, remained crunchy, not enough liquid, it was awful!!!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Shrimp Avocado Pasta Salad
Rather than adding diced tomato, I cut the tops off of some tomatoes, used the insides in the recipe, and served the shrimp & pasta salad in the tomato shells. I stood the avocado slices on end, so they would do double duty as a garnish, along with a sprinkle of Litehouse Freeze-Dried dill.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2013
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
I messed up and it still tastes great! I wasn't confident only 1 can of soup would be enough. I added a second can of soup. I also added a full can of milk and a half can of water. This batch is a bit more of a really chunky potato stew, but it's wonderful and wow. I'll have more faith in the recipe next time. Also, I added a container of fresh sliced mushrooms, from the produce isle, and it really added to the yum.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2013
Orange Pumpkin Loaf
I followed the recipe as written, but used cupcake tins to make muffins. Cooking at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, the recipe made 18 perfect muffins. I wanted to try this recipe before making more for Thanksgiving. I think they will be well received by my whole family. They are sweet, but not to the elevation of dessert, yet a simple cream cheese frosting or orange frosting could easily bring them to the dessert level. These would be perfect for a tea party.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2012
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