Paigey Profile - (11086274)

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Living In: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am 23 years old, live in Texas, and am a full time college student majoring in computer science. When I'm not at school, I like to cook(duh!), read, play with my three cats, and am an avid video gamer.
My favorite things to cook
I really like to bake, because I'm not very good at cooking yet, but I really enjoy a challenge. I recently moved in with my boyfriend and he's become the tester for all my new food experiments! I don't have a large kitchen or a lot of kitchen utensils, so I always try to cook simple things that don't require a lot of dishes, less work!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has many traditions, but my favorite is my grandma's really simple jello. Every year Granny Ruth, my dad's mother, made this jello that was layers of jello and whipped cream, colored for the occasion(green and red for Christmas, etc) but after she passed away a few years ago none of us have had it since. I keep trying to make it but I'm not sure how she did it, and it never comes out right! Hopefully once I get the recipe correct I can start the tradition up again!
My cooking triumphs
My first big meal with my boyfriend I made enchiladas suizas, which are FANTASTIC by the way, and I was so nervous that I was going to screw them up but they came out better than I had hoped! He loved them so much, he had three and then had the leftovers the next day!
My cooking tragedies
Every meal I make has some sort of little tragedy, but my biggest was when I tried to make blackened chicken inside. I don't have an outdoor grill, and I didn't know that blackened chicken made so much smoke, so I plopped them in the skillet. Within 2 minutes the entire apartment was filled with smoke and the fire alarm started going off! My neighbors came up to see what was going on and my cat ran out the door and we spent the rest of the night chasing him down. We just ended up ordering pizza and fanning the apartment out the rest of the night!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Phenomenal Chicken and Pasta in Creamy Pesto Sauce
This was really good. I wish I hadn't added the chicken though, wasn't necessary and I didn't like it in there.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2010
Delicious Black Bean Burritos
Let me preface this by saying that I HATE black beans, bell peppers, and cilantro. Being a glutton for punishment, and searching for meatless dinners, I decided to try this out. After cooking the out of the onions and bell peppers, I threw the beans in and cooked them. It got reaaaaaaally dry and started to stick to the non-stick pan, so I put about 2 tbs water in the pan, and added the cream cheese(I used about 5 ounces), salt, and sprinkled it with chili powder. I recommend taking it off the burner not too long after that, since mine was sticking a lot. It turned out to be pretty good. I was impressed that even someone who hates almost every ingredient in there could love it. My boyfriend put tapatio and sour cream on his, mine was fine as is. So good, and recommend this to everyone even if it sounds iffy to you!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2010
Amy's Garlic Egg Chicken
This chicken was good, although I would highly recommend letting it marinate overnight. I marinated for 6 hours and I could barely taste the garlic in the chicken. It was very moist, easy to make, and went alongside spaghetti very well. Also, I used the recommended 6tbs butter and I felt like they were swimming in butter and juice by the time I took it out. I would cut it down to 3 or 4 tbs but definitely don't cut it out altogether.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2009

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