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gourmetmay


gourmetmay
 
Home Town: Plainview, New York, USA
Living In: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I cook for my husband and two children as well as for friends and family. Both my parents cooked, and my hubby and his family are good cooks, so lots of homemade meals here. We try to sit down together as a family most nights for dinner, even if it's simple and quick due to our activities! I am always learning...trial and error!
My favorite things to cook
Salads, classic American dishes, traditional holiday foods, as well as ethnic meals such as Thai, Chinese, Mexican, and Indian-inspired.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tzimmes for the Jewish New Year (a mixture of carrots, sweet potatoes, prunes, honey), and Matzoh Ball soup; my mom's meatloaf that is the ultimate comfort food.
My cooking tragedies
Burned, dry briskets; blackened chocolate chip cookies
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Farmer's Casserole
This was a very good light supper or brunch dish! I prepared it exactly as written EXCEPT I followed the suggestion of other readers and pre-cooked the hash browns until crispy prior to making the dish and added a bit of Dijon mustard. Serve with fruit as directed or with a green bean or lettuce salad as I did. A keeper in my house!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2011
Stir-Fried Vegetables with Chicken or Pork
This is a good, basic stir-fry which my family liked a lot. I made it according to the recipe, except I used frozen veggies as a time-saver and it worked out just fine. I also added additional garlic and about a teaspoon of chili sauce. Next time around, I will use all the veggies listed, fresh, and I'm sure it will be even better.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2011
Pork Chops in Beer
Delicious, tender chops that whole family enjoyed. I served it with spinach, and rice that I cooked with the chops as others suggested. I made it almost exactly as written but I did brown the chops with a little garlic first. Next time I will add less sugar as it was a little sweet for my taste but that's the only change I'd make. Great easy supper!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2011
 
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