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Home Town: Portland, Oregon, USA
Living In: Annecy, Rhône-Alpes, France
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Easy Flat Iron Steak
Cookies with Kisses
About this Cook
I heart food :)
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking all kinds of things but a lot of my specialties are American comfort foods.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving 2007: I was transporting most of my cooking pans, tools, and food to a friend's house to prepare dinner for 7. We couldn't do it at my place because my oven is too small. The central heating at my friend's house had gone kaput but we kept things warm and toasty with the fireplace, a few space heaters, and the oven. I made a turkey, stuffing, pecan bars, mashed potatoes, corn, salad,...the works! The turkey was my best yet!
My cooking tragedies
My first and last attempt "baking" a cake in a microwave...in the late 80s, I think.
Recipe Reviews 55 reviews
No-Noodle Zucchini Lasagna
This recipe is good but could use some doctoring to be more flavorful. I followed it fairly closely but substituted ground turkey for beef and took measures to avoid the watery mess several reviewers mentioned. I lightly cooked the mushrooms and drained the liquid and the same for the fresh spinach I used. This all adds to the prep time which is already time consuming and I felt the result wasn't worth all the effort. I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 20, 2013
Chef John's Chicken and Biscuits
I confess, I took a huge shortcut and used a Costco rotisserie chicken for this recipe. Hey, it saved me time! I didn't use celery (forgot to buy some) or the herbes de Provence because I didn't want to buy it just for this recipe and I don't like fennel. I followed the advice of previous cooks and halved the spices and it was still spicy. Just right for me as I like spicy food, but even at halved quantities it may be too spicy for some palates. I used Pillsbury Grands biscuits which were surprisingly salty. I checked the nutrition label afterwards and saw that one serving contains 24% of your DV of sodium! One tip, if you choose to go with a rotisserie chicken, keep in mind that it is already salted or brined and adjust the amount of salt you add to the stew mixture. Overall a good recipe and once you know the basics you can adjust the seasoning to your liking.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2013
I meant lime juice, not lemon.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 31, 2013

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