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Carla Cleary

Carla Cleary
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Living In: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Music
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Carla Cleary
Caprese salad
About this Cook
Apparently talent in cooking comes from our mother, my mother is an awesome cook and introduced me to a wide variety that I have expanded upon myself. I am a certified nurse-midwife, have been married 26 years, have four children (three boys and then a girl).
My favorite things to cook
Healthy balanced meals for my family, using fresh and whole ingredients. Really wide variety from soul food to Samoan food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A few that I have passed to my kids include making "Eggs A la Goldenrod" for Easter (from the hard boiled colored eggs). We always have a big family meal on Christmas and New Years Eve, this past one I mastered Prime Rib and Yorkshire Pudding.
My cooking triumphs
I have canned LOTSA tomatoes and my own varieties of spaghetti sauces each year from my garden. Can put on a huge Chinese feast from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
Cannot seem to start a fire to save my life, so I am giving up on my charcoal smoker after some people said things tasted like starter fluid.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Jesse's Ginger Salad Dressing
Very nice marinade for salmon! We drizzled a little Sriracha on too at the table.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2012
Chicken Long Rice Soup
This IS very comforting, nutritious and low in calories...not to mention economical! We had it for Sunday lunch. I added a couple small jalapenos, sliced, from the garden. Have to admit I used a regular sweet onion and regular salt and it was still awesome. Thank you, Mama Smith!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2012
Crazy Yummy Cranberry Pecan Cookies with Orange Glaze
This recipe was perfect to use up some craisins and the glaze is delicious!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2012

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