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JustSomeLady


JustSomeLady
 
Home Town: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Low Carb, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Just Me
About this Cook
Single woman with a full time job and works part time as a classical vocalist. I have 0 time to futz around in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I hate to cook. All the prep and clean-up? Bah! For someone else. I do however want to eat healthier and save money by cooking at home so I'm interested in low carbhydrate meals that work in the crock pot/slow cooker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom cooked, I stayed out of the way till I was called and that's the way I liked it.
My cooking triumphs
I made a vegetarian lasagna using spinach and black olives. It was absolutely delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I tried to barbecue three pounds of chicken thighs and I oversalted and burnt them. They went straight from the oven to the trash and my lunch for the week was ruined.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Slow Cooker Beef Stew I
I made this beef stew with most of Corinne's tweakings and it was excellent. I forgot to peel the potatoes and I added frozen peas and coriander to mine. BF and I liked it a lot. I will make this again but next time I will add a little more pepper and a little less wine. May even make it with beer instead. This one is a keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2012
Wonderful Short Ribs
These ribs were pretty good in the crock. They were tasty, something difficult to pull off with short ribs in my experience. I followed the recipe to the letter except instead of tomato sauce I used organic parmesan pasta sauce and half the salt called for. I'm too inept in the kitchen and too adverse to cleaning up extra pans and utensils to brown meat in advance of crocking. I just tossed the ribs in the slow cooker frozen and poured the mixture on top. I was going to add garlic like another reviewer suggested but forgot. I didn't miss the garlic though so unless you're the type who prefers food with your garlic you can make this without it and be ok. I gave this only four stars because although I liked it I would never reminisce or wake up in the middle of the night with a craving for these. But it was tasty and easy to make. I would make them again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2009
Spinach and Feta Mini-Calzones
I made this "spanakopita" as the previous reviewer called it. I added a whole bunch of other stuff and found it to be way too rich with my ingredients. I used Pilsbury butterflake crescent rolls. I sauted red onion, fresh spinach, garlic, sliced black olives, parmesane cheese and feta cheese in extra vergin olive oil before spooning the mix into the center of the crescent dough and sealing them in to little pods. Baked for 15 minutes and it was yum yum yum but very heavy/rich. I would make again but next time I might not be so heavy handed with the ingredients.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2009
 
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