CariMel Profile - (10876495)

cook's profile


Home Town: College Station, Texas, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Music
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Terry's Texas Pinto Beans
Fried Potatoes
Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce
About this Cook
I have been married for a little over 2 years now and have an amazing 1 year old son. We are expecting another baby at the end of January 2009. I never cared to cook while growing up, so when I got married, I had no choice but to take the challenge head on. To my surprise, it turned out to be one of my favorite hobbies. I love trying new recipes and experimenting with new ingrediants in old ones.
My favorite things to cook
I love making casseroles. It's so nice when I can just put a meal together and pop it in the oven, and clean the kitchen while dinner is cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My granny makes the best homemade biscuits. I used to help her when I was growing up...but only did so because I wanted to eat the dough! My mom and grandmother always cook a huge Thanksgiving dinner ( all of the traditional favorites ), and for Christmas, since everyone is burnt out on turkey and dressing by that time, my mom always makes enchiladas, tamales, rice and beans.
My cooking triumphs
When my husband actually compliments my cooking (and I don't mean verbally, I mean by getting seconds) and tells me he wants me to make something again - that is a feeling of accomplishment.
My cooking tragedies
I can't seem to get desserts right. I have come to the conclusion that baking is an art. I'm still practicing.
Recipe Reviews 138 reviews
Mom's Paprika Chicken with Potatoes
I thought this recipe was delicious. Its quick and simples. It heats up well too ;)

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2010
Bread Pudding II
This was my first time making bread pudding and I thought it came out really well. I used 7 slices of sour dough bread and 3 eggs. I would definitely recommend this.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2010
Easy Tilapia with Wine and Tomatoes
This was good but not great to me. I agree that a cup of wine is way too much. Also, I baked this in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and it came out perfectly.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2010
Cooks I Like view all 9 cooks I like
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: I love experimenting new recipes and I like to… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: I grew up in a family where all my aunts and my… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: Hi I'm Traci... I started baking at an early… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: Between work and family life, cooking is my main… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: It's 2013 and I find it time to update my… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me:

In Season

Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken Breast Recipes

With our 2,700+ chicken breast recipes, you'll never serve the same old chicken again.

Zucchini On The Grill
Zucchini On The Grill

The firm, juicy texture of zucchini make them a perfect side to toss on the grill.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States