nannylauren Profile - (10835109)

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Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
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Christmas 2008
About this Cook
I live in New Orleans, and am just beginning to understand how blessed I am to live in such a wonderfully culinary part of the world!
My favorite things to cook
I have a great roasted chicken and root vegetables recipe that I love, it's delicious and so fun to make! I also love making my mom's crawfish etofee... it's such a time-consuming recipe, but it's SO good!
My cooking triumphs
Mastering my mother's Spanish Rice recipe, and anytime my husband says, "that was better than my mom's!" ;-)
My cooking tragedies
The first Easter my husband & I were married, we had my parents over for Easter Lunch. We had Crawfish Etoufee (a usual on Easter Sunday with my family), french bread, and fresh salad. Everything was great... until I tried to be impressive. My plan was to make homemade croutons the way my grandma used to do. Unfortunately, when I put them in the oven, I sat down... AND FELL ASLEEP! 45 minutes later, the croutons were charred so badly that when I touched them they crumbled to ashes! I had to call my mother (who thankfully had not left her house yet) and ask her to bring some croutons! Unfortunately, I still forget about what's in the oven on occasion!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Baked Beans, Texas Ranger

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2009
Baked Fried Eggplant
My word! This recipe is a million times easier than actually frying the eggplant in oil. The texture (crispier and crunchier) is PERFECT! Even my husband (who initially called eggplant an 'abomination') loved it! I did add some Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning and garlic powder to the flour, as well as a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to the sour cream/egg mixture, to give it the flavor of having been fried. It was delicious served over Angel Hair pasta with a light alfredo sauce! Great recipe... it's definitely a new family favorite!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2009

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