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novicecook10


novicecook10
 
Home Town: Texas, USA
Living In: Kharoum, , Sudan
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have been a teacher for 15 years and and was always one of those who "hated" to cook and preferred working late hours and eating out rather than being in the kitchen. One of my husband's running joke is/was "If I want some peace and quiet, I just go to the kitchen. I know noone will be in there!" Things are changing though! A few years ago I picked up cooking (or following recipes as I prefer to call it!) and have really enjoyed how much cheaper and healthier our lives have been.
My favorite things to cook
I only have a few! Vegetarian chili, a curry beef stew with sun dried tomatoes and apricots, and pecan pie!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's roast beef Sunday dinners and a beautiful pot of chicken soup from an old Dinah Shore cookbook made once a year.......Also Dad would stir up big batches of chili and borracho beans on cold winter days....
My cooking triumphs
Homemade enchiladas, enchilada sauce and spanish rice - all from allrecipes.com and all great!
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make one of Malaysia's most famous dishes - Butter Prawns - for our anniversary a few years back. The butter burned black before the prawns even hit the pan, all the coconut batter fell off the prawns - that coupled with soggy, over stir-fried bok choy made for a very memorable evening!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Sun-Dried Tomato Dip
I made this recipe earlier today (for a party tomorrow) with a few of the suggested modifications (less garlic and more sun-dried tomatoes). It was good but way too salty! I have been trying to temper the salt flavor for the last few hours - tried more mayo and cream cheese and it's still just OK.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2008
Spanish Rice II
This recipe was fabulous! I agree with others - saute veggies and garlic very well and then brown rice well before adding the rest. I tripled the recipe recently for a party and only used one can of Rotel tomatoes and chilis and added two extra cans of drained tomatoes so it wasn't so spicy for guests. Followed to a tee, this recipe is about as close to Grandma's or Mom's spanish rice as you'll get!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2008
Chicken Enchiladas IV
This was my first time to make homemade enchiladas and these tasted like authentic Tex-Mex restaurant style enchiladas! I made the 10 minute enchilada sauce also found on this site and together it was a gem of a meal! I used flour instead of corn tortillas and added extra cheese and sauce on top and they were fabulous!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2008
 
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