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houstongal


houstongal
 
Home Town: Tampa, Florida, USA
Living In: Houston, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Boating, Walking, Fishing, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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this is what an angel looks like.=)
"I'm the real baby!"
out on the town
us in the Bahamas
About this Cook
My husband and I really enjoy cooking since we are out in the suburbs now. We love having dinner parties and gatherings at our home. He does the grilling and I do the the indoor, flavorful cooking! We are proud parents of a beautiful 6 month old son. I often alter recipes with lowfat alternantives since I'm trying to lose these last 4 pounds. All recipes is by far my favorite site! Oh my favorite substitue...instead of white cooking wine...PINOT GRIGIO!
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Cordon Bleu and stuffed mushrooms. I got the chiken cordon bleu off of this site and I think it was voted #1 under ratings. GOTTA MAKE THAT ONE ESP IF YOU'RE EXPECTING COMPANY!!!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I really enjoy staying true to my roots and heritage . I feel a great since of pride when I make Cuban food...Ropa Vieja and black beans. I love cooking that for my friends. Its a way of letting them know who I am and sharing something personal with them. An extension of my love and appreciation.
My cooking triumphs
Hands down...its the CHICKEN CORDON BLEU I got off of this website. I hosted a large dinner party and ended up giving the recipe to everyone that evening. They wouldn't leave without it. Swiss cheese melting into white wine....succulent!
My cooking tragedies
Once I prepared a special bacon wrapped shrimp with teriayki glaze for my husband...and the shrimp was not cooked all the way through...he couldn't bring himself to eat it even after I cooked it longer. I researched preparation and cooking shrimp and soon realized that 4 minutes on the grill didn't pertain to those gi-normous shrimp imported from China. Guess we should really buy more things from the good ole USA!
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Chicken Wraps
Very good. Only 1 suggestion...be sure to use lowfat thin strips of bacon for less grease and well cooked bacon. BLOT. =)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2011
Grilled Lemon-Pepper Zucchini
Entire family loved loved loved this. Super easy, great taste and healthy. Go for it!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2010
Grilled Sausage with Potatoes and Green Beans
this recipe is okay but there are many that are much easier and taste better. This lacked flavor....maybe I need to use a spicy sausage or jalpeno sausage next time. Needed flavor, great man food. Don't think we'll make this one again. But...its worth a try.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2010
 
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