andrewandvictoria Profile - (11070448)

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Home Town: He's From Mountian View, She's From San Dimas, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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A barker and a bearded lady
About this Cook
*VICTORIA* I'm a happy lady that likes geese and cats. I've recently started my adventure with cooking and am liking where it's going. *ANDREW* I've always enjoyed cooking growing up, especially with my mother, aunt, and grandmother. Now that I'm on my own, I have an incredible opportunity to explore my culinary skills to the fullest.
My favorite things to cook
*VICTORIA* I have a couple chicken dishes that I really love to cook. I also enjoy trying out different chili recipes in our slow cooker. *ANDREW* Curry, stew, and breakfast.
My favorite family cooking traditions
*VICTORIA* My grandma Renee makes Italian food like no other. I have to say though, my favorite family not-so-tradition is the time my dad was trusted to make the Christmas dinner and made a Tur-Duck-En and gumbo. *ANDREW* Homemade (secret family recipe) Wienerschnitzel, with a little help from my Ma, Poppop, sis, and three brothers. Add a side of Murt's bread and you've got yourself a fine family dinner!
My cooking triumphs
*VICTORIA* The chili Andrew and I entered in a cookoff this past year was really great. Everyone loved it! I was also very proud when I made mozzarella stuffed chicken for Andrew one night and it came out perfect. *ANDREW* I'm always very proud of myself when I can properly feed a group of ten or more. Also, my first time attempting a dish from a cookbook: Jamie Oliver's mushroom-stuffed chicken breast, delicious!
My cooking tragedies
*VICTORIA* DO NOT add baking soda to spaghetti sauce. 'Nuff said. *ANDREW* Never try out something complicated on an oven you're unfamiliar with... in this case an oven that is 550 degrees on bottom and 325 on top. Lame.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Apple Crisp with Cranberry Sauce
We made this for company one night and liked it so much we made it again within the week! We found it was exceptionally good with homemade sauce and very thinly sliced apples.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009
Caramel Apple Pork Chops
This was only our second time cooking with pork, and it turned out great! We ended up quadrupling the sauce, while keeping the same amount of apples. Victoria thought it was absolutely spectacular! Andrew, who has never really eaten pork, found he was not too fond of the cut of meat. We both, however, love the sauce and will definitely use it with other meats.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009
Snow Flake Cocoa
We were very skeptical about the cook time, but having made it now, are very pleased with the results. Rich in flavor, we topped it with coconut flakes and whipped cream to make it look extra 'snowy!'

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2009

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