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Rock_lobster


Rock_lobster
 
Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Living In: Braselton, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a video game nerd who has fun messing around in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make explosively-full omelets (especially at "brinner" or breakfast-for-dinner), anything in my slow-cooker, and Mexican-inspired casseroles.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family meals growing up were chicken & dumplings, blinis with applesauce, and pot roast with carrots and egg noodles. New traditions w/ my husband, daughter and I include nights of the week where one of us always chooses the menu, and one "free-for-all" night that I have off from the kitchen, and they can scrounge for leftovers. I also like using Sunday afternoon for making several days' worth of meals ahead to make work days easier.
My cooking triumphs
It was very intimidating to host my first Thanksgiving a la rock_lobster several years back, but it turned out successful and delicious, and now I'm always happy to pitch in at any holiday meal.
My cooking tragedies
I accidentally put sweetened condensed milk into a corn chowder instead of evaporated milk! /barf. Also, I was on vacation and had to make do with what the rented cottage had and prepared Paella in a big soup pot with ill-fitting lid. 2 hours later, and hungry folks nibbling hors d'oeuvres in anticipation of dinner, and the rice was half crunchy-disaster, half squishy pudding-consistency. Mistakenly bought puff pastry dough instead of phyllo dough for a slender, Nutella-filled dessert treat that ended up exploding into a dough-ey snake in my oven.
Recipe Reviews 713 reviews
Hawaiian Sausage Skillet
Hawaiian Sausage Skillet Haiku: "Husband adored this. Too much sweet and goopy sauce, I couldn't eat mine." Made this as directed only using a frozen bag of tri-color bell pepper strips, and starting to brown the sausage b4 adding the veggies so it'd get a little more brown and crispy, the way we like it. The sauce was just sooooo glossy and thick and syrupy sweet. My husband loved it, me, not so much. I'd have to change the ingredient ratio around in order for me to eat it again in the future, and possibly add a veggie like broccoli to make it more of a stir-fry meal.

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2015
Coco's Meatloaf
Coco's Meatloaf Haiku: "Guess it's the puree. But my meatloaf was so moist, it just fell apart." Fall-apart-ey meatloaf makes me very, very sad b/c there's no hope for leftover meatloaf sandwiches the next day. I followed the recipe as directed but had to sub in 1 c. Ritz crackers. I let the meatloaf rest for enough time too, but it still just went to crumbles when sliced. It tasted fantastic though, so I'd gladly make it again, but maybe w/o the milk or the pureed veggies, if those were possibly the culprit for my mooshy meatloaf mush meal.

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2015
Soy and Garlic Marinated Chicken
Soy & Garlic Marinated Chicken Haiku: "Good, not outstanding. It tasted just like its name, it's soy and garlic." Not mind-blowing, but super-easy to throw together, and resulted in a tasty chicken. With several ingredient additions, as many reviewers have done, the recipe becomes entirely different; as written, it's simple and good.

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Reviewed On: May 18, 2015
 
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