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Living In: Modesto, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I worked in restaurants for 25 yrs. Every aspect. Breakfast cook to Gen Mgr to Bartender. Met my husband of 20 yrs working side by side in a restaurant. He is an excellant cook! We love to create!! My 18 yr. old daughter, refuses to leave home because of our cooking...(I am secretly, happy). I used to sing semi-pro, and love to entertain, usually just feeding people now!!!
My favorite things to cook
Enchiladas, especially, chicken and any seafood, for example, shrimp w/avocado, sour crm sauce! Can create any enchilada casserole in minutes. Spaghetti! Baked, make my own sauce (w/red wine of course), use fresh crimini mushrooms, olives, soft ball mozzerella, fresh basil, etc.:) Ricotta stuffed shells w/Alfredo Basil sauce. Pizza, I have my own BBQ Chicken Luau recipe, Mexican Pizza recipe, Fajita Pizza recipe, etc.:) Make the most awesome grilled clams (in the shell) with a white wine, garlic sauce or a garlic, green sauce!! Oh, and burgers w/gorganzola and mushrooms. Or Ortega chilis and pepper jack, bacon and bbq sauce, yum! Oh, and bbq potatoes w/garlic, butter, grn onion, cheese, WOW! What about BBQ Brussel Sprouts, oh yeah!!! Do that too! And soups! Meatball soup and potsticker soup. Stuffed mushrooms.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, always at my house. Baked Sausage Dressing, (with apples and almonds), Roasted Garlic mashed potatoes, and homemade Pumpkin Pie. Christmas, also at my house, Prime rib Roasted to Med Rare with Bleu Cheese Horseradish, Roasted red potatoes and fresh green beens w/onions and diced italian ham. Pumkin Triffle and Gorilla Pie! (Chocolate and Banana
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook veggies just enough, no more mush. cooking pasta to A Dente, then letting it sit in the water to finish. I have a Swedish Meatball recipe in a published cookbook. Foodies love us and we don't get it! Does not matter, love to cook for them!
My cooking tragedies
Uhhh. Burnt Garlic Bread? Pound Cake like a rock, and exploding baked potatoes!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Slow Cooker Guisado Verde
This is a very good recipe. I have made it 2 times and changed the following both times to make sure it was consistently wonderful. I used Boneless Pork Roasts(2 pack at my local store), inexpensive, lean and less waste. I used 1 1/2 to 2 pounds of Fresh Tomatillos, roasted on my bbq till soft and marked well. Used Vegetable Broth instead of water and Mexican Oregano. Other ingredients the same as recipe. I place pork on bottom of Slow Cooker, Everything else on top of pork. After cooking on high for 7 hrs in slow cooker, remove pork. Strain tomatillos, peppers, etc. Save the broth. Blend to make a beautiful Verde sauce, add broth to achieve the desired sauce consistency. Put pork back in broth to keep warm and moist till serving. I serve with roasted red or yellow potatoes. Can freeze leftover pork and sauce. I use leftover pork, reheated with some of the Verde sauce and broth and shred it to make Fried rolled taco's. It's all good!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2014
Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast
Very good! Made this for a Pre Holiday fix, now that the time of year is here. And I was looking for something to go with the Squash Gratin I had made (Kabocha snd Butternut) Perfect together! only four stars because I cooked to instructed time and temp and it could have been cooked a little longer for tenderness purposes.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2013
Ricotta Stuffed Squash
Used zucchini instead, awesome.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2012

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