grandmomcarroll Profile - (11102455)


Home Town: Tillamook, Oregon, USA
Living In: Oxnard, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Since I am retired, I enjoy trying new recipes. My husband asks, "So, what is the guinia pig meal today?" Since we have three homes in three states, my Allrecipes recipe box is a lifesaver for me for accessing my favorite recipes, no matter which house I am at.
My favorite things to cook
I like cooking old style, downhome type meals. I also enjoy the challenge of using leftovers to make entire new meals. I like to check out the newspaper for grocery specials, and come up with creative ways to prepare the food on special for the week.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to cook from my mom, who had a family of eight to feed on a very limited budget. Many of my favorite recipes came from her.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Best Baked French Fries
Wow! So good--crispy outside, and tender inside. I'm deleting the rest of my baked "french fries" for this one. Next time I'll try it with sweet potatoes.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2013
Old Fashioned Potato Salad
If you use red potatoes, there is no need to peel--the peels add color and flavor. I use some chopped dill pickle in addition to the sweet relish, and use a little pickle juice to add tang and cut down on amount of mayonaise needed.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2012
Guadalajara Soup
Yum! I love experimenting with new recipes, and this is one of the best ever. I used pork chops, which I browned and boned, then added to soup. We topped our soup bowls with sour cream, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, and cilantro. Wonderfully satisfying!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2011

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