Sandie Profile - (11210745)

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Home Town: Freeland, Michigan, USA
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Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Reading Books
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Sandie serving her red velvet cake
About this Cook
I am married, 6 kids, 4 grandchildren, a dog and a parrot. I have worked in food services for over 20 years, and wrote 2 cookbooks for boaters and everyone. Cooking is my passion. I have a website for free recipes, and an online store, and
My favorite things to cook
Soup, soup, soup is my favorite thing to make. I love coming up with new recipes, such as Rueben Soup, made with left over corned beef. Tastes just like you are eating a sandwich. Salads are great also, because you can really experiment. Gourmet foods, made easy is yet another thing I love to cook. Sauces to turn chicken, pork, steak or whatever into a meal that would be served in an upscale restaurant.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, and Christmas when all the family comes come are the best traditions. Also getting the family together in the summer up at the boat, when we do a lot of cooking and eating.
My cooking triumphs
Won a throwdown up in Elk Rapids while living on our boat last summer. The chef at a famous resturant in Michigan called Pearls, took me on just like Bobby Flay does. The dish had to be pork and we had to use bourbon. The judges didnt know who made what. In the end, my meal won, therefore my winning dish was put on their menu. As far as food goes, it's hard to beat my Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya. Recipe is on my website.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, have had many that cant be fixed, so they get tossed out. The one that comes to mind but it was edible, was chocolate steak, yuk!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Famous Queso Dip
Add a can or 2 of drained premium crab meat....the real stuff, not the fake and it is just awesome. Our whole family requests this for every holiday or get together. AWESOME

26 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2013
Ultimate Green Beans
I have been making this recipe for a long time, but an easier way is to cook the bacon with the onions, dry on paper towel, save til later. Steam the fresh green beans with garlic salt and pepper until dark green but still crispy. Pour water out from steamer or double broiler, return beans to the pan and add the bacon onion mixture, stiring until blended. Add some sliced almond on top. I also make these with redskins in one pan as they show on the picture. The bacon seeps into the potatoes and it is a meal in itself.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 20, 2013
Slow Cooker Ham
Yummy with a twist. I added one more ingredient which was a can of Root Beer.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2010

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