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Home Town: Washington, USA
Living In: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Grandma of 6 just started living in an RV.
My favorite things to cook
Soup, salads, simple but tasty meals. Mediterranean is the most attractive to me now as a way to eat (sans the wheat) and I've developed an interest in traditional southern favorites after living in the south so many years.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All my family before me came from New Mexico so even though I never lived there I grew up on pinto beans and corn bread. I still like Mexican, any time, any where.
My cooking triumphs
Anything where the sum is greater than the parts, especially if it looks good, tastes good and is GOOD for you. I especially like working with fresh veggies, etc.
My cooking tragedies
My first and still worst was putting tablespoons of salt raather than teaspoons in the salt water taffy as a young teenager, the only food I ever cooked that none of my brothers would eat.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Fish Stew
Oh, I like this! It is just what I was hoping for. I made it exactly per recipe *except* I did not have non-condensed tomato soup so subbed regular condensed tomato soup. I will definitely keep this around for days such as today (cold and rainy) and perfect for when I don't have a lot of time, energy or fresh groceries. I might serve this with jalapeno cornbread or hushpuppies. It is very good as given, but would also be good to throw in whatever is on hand. Thanks! Just what I was looking for. Okay, I had to come back and change this to 5 stars. It is even so much better the second night! The flavors have blended and it just bloomed -- became a serious contender! I also wanted to mention that at first I put only 1/2 teaspoon red pepper but I do like *medium* hot and there just wasn't any heat the first night, even though I added several grinds of black pepper too. The second night, I added another 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper and it was perfect for *medium* hot - so next time I will start with 1 teaspoon. Also, tonight I wanted a little green veggie so chunked in a can of okra in tomatoes. It was sooooooo good! This went from being something I like and can use to a favorite, one I'll make sure I keep some canned mackeral on hand for. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe. Oh, I also added another egg tonight. Wonderful. Next time if I have only the condensed tomato soup I'll probably sub a can of seasoned diced tomato. Enjoy! I'm now adding fresh sliced carrot or...

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Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2010

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