Cally Profile - (11163830)

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Living In: Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me and my new grandbaby
About this Cook
I have a few dishes that are favorites that people love and rave about. this year I'd like to make my cooking horizons broader and healthier. I have esophageal damage so breads and pastas are really difficult and my acid reflux makes tomatoes hate me even though I love them. I've tended to shy away from recipies that include raw onions and cooked chunks of tomatoes. Can I get over this aversion??? Oh and I NEVER have time so if I can make things using boxed or canned or frozen ingredients I will in a heartbeat! I need to make veggies and fruits my friends. that is a big goal to be able to make lovely veggie and fruit side dishes that aren't smothered in sauce.
My favorite things to cook
Spagetti - I make my own sauce from mom's recipie Lasagne - my aunt's recipe Meatloaf - my own recipie Stew - again from mom things that are quick and easy rate pretty high for me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a family dish I just love and have made many renditions of. we lovingly call it "Chicken and glop". It's really good with potatoes ugh-rotten (au-gratin) My mom made this by taking leftover chicken and cooing it off the bones and adding it to cream of chicken soup and servingit with potatoes au-gratin. I changed it to serve it over rice and ususally add some veggies like carrots and or peas. I've also done it in a slow cooker to make almost a chicken stew of chicken, rice, mixed veggies in a cream of chicken soup base. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
Years ago I created "cheaters meatloaf" by taking stove top stuffing and ground beef combined to make the perfect meatloaf! EVERYONE loves it!
My cooking tragedies
I tend to kill chicken. I can make the driest chicken dishes you've ever seen! And I fear if I try fish it will suffer as badly so even though I LOVE fish I rarely attempt it. When I do attempt it, it seems ot come out ok though - yet another aversion thing to get over.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Apple Julep
I love this recipe and so does everyone who's tried it. It's great for the kids and mix it with a sweeter white wine and you have a nice spritzer too!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2011
Jacksonville Carrots
I've been dying to try this myself and I was having "experimental Wednesday" last night which ended up with 12 people instead 5 so I may have goofed up the measurements because everyone complained about the nutmeg so I have to try this again - next time going much lighter on the nutmeg. IT smelled good and everyone thought it looked fabulous and they all thought it so much trouble but it was EASY! So I will try again then re-review

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2010
Tater-Dipped Eggplant
We LOVED this dish! I made it with 2 eggplants and there was almost none left and just the 2 of us eating! MMMMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM good! I did add parmesean cheese on top and when I flipped them I added more potato flakes as some fell off when I flipped them. We love this!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2010

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