GR8COOK Profile - (11323071)

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Home Town: Chicago Area, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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red rock
About this Cook
I have enjoyed cooking my entire life. I gre up watching Julia Child, she influenced me a great deal. I have a huge collection of cookbooks. I read recipes and cookbooks as if they were novels. I love cookbooks with the history of the recipes included. I also enjoy watching all of the food channels on tv. I spend a portion of my day looking for a new recipe to cook for each night's dinner and I try something new at least 3 times a week. Everyone calls me for recipe ideas. The hubby is diabetic so that throws a challenge into the mix. I enjoy talking food and recipes with everyone.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are what I'm cooking at that moment. I like to read the reviews other cooks leave about the recipe and I take that into consideration when preparing it. As far as cuisine goes I think I prefer Italian. But I also lean a lot towards Mediterranean, and, vegetarian. even though I am a diehard carnivore I like the difference in making meatless meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family cooking traditions are Jewish.
My cooking triumphs
One year I prepared a 10 course Passover dinner using all Israeli recipes I researched and got off the internet and it was a huge success. Today, I still use some of those recipes.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Uptown Cowboy Caviar
We make this salad often in our home. Fast to make. We use whatever beans we have on hand, (try anything, even used garbanzos) use either red or green onion (prefer red cause it's crunchy). Like to use 2 ears of fresh corn roasted on the grill for a couple of minutes on each side or boiled for a few minutes, but in a pinch have used frozen and always use roasted red peppers b/c we don't care for the jarred pimento. We also use agave instead of sugar and don't need to cook the dressing, just mix it all in one bowl and refrigerate to "marry" flavors. I might go easier on the dressing depending on the amount of beans I'm using, but judge for yourself. Great side recipe to have on hand. But refrigerate at least an hour. Great to take to picnics also.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2011

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