LanaM Profile - (11156046)


Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Living In: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I retired from a 32-yr software development career in 2003 to return to school full-time, graduating in 2006 with a degree in music (composition, conducting, and vocal performance), and attended graduate school, pursuing a M.Mus. in music history & literature 2006-2010. I currently sing in two choirs, and direct a seniors choir (32 singers, average age: 85). I'm originally from Kansas City, MO, and I've lived all over: midwest, SC, Washington, D.C. area, San Francisco Bay area, and now the far northwest corner of the US. I love to cook, hate to shop, and when I watch television, I usually watch BBC America, Food Network, or HGTV, although I'll admit to indulging in a little "Amazing Race" and "The Big Bang Theory" :-)
My favorite things to cook
I'm an omnivore, so I enjoy eating a variety of things. I live in a great part of the country for fresh fish and wonderful produce, especially berries, apples, and root veggies. I love Italian, Mexican, and American regional specialties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None -- my mother wasn't a very good cook. I started cooking for the family when I was 7 yrs old. I now visit my brother and his family for the holidays every year, and cook for them.
My cooking triumphs
Several dinner parties involving 12-15 guests, and 7 courses.
My cooking tragedies
None yet, but there's still time.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Whiskey Mojo Marinade
Absolutely wonderful! Used this with shrimp and chicken today -- super!! (and to the other reviewer -- so Jack Daniels is a Tennessee whiskey -- manufactured about 110 miles from the KY border, and 225 miles from the home of Makers Mark, my favorite KY whiskey -- big whoop. It was only a suggestion anyway. That's no reason to give a GREAT recipe a 1-star rating. Use whatever whiskey you want. It's all good.)

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2010

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