ahume1 Profile - Allrecipes.com (11444077)


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Living In: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Boating, Reading Books
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Me and Harper!
About this Cook
I've been teaching myself to cook for the last 5 years or so - it's fun! I am constantly trying to be on a diet but it's too hard because even though I know you can cook good food in a healthy way it's just no fun. So I guess I will just never be really skinny.
My favorite things to cook
Anything out of Cooks Illustrated - I like how I learn while I cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm trying to get my mom to give up the Christmas cooking but she won't. My husband likes to run our own version of Iron Chef with secret ingredients he thinks have been hanging around for too long.
My cooking triumphs
Anything I make that qualifies as 'french'. It always involves 3 hours and 40 steps but it's fun when it's done!
My cooking tragedies
Chili Mac from a Rachel Ray magazine. It's the measuring stick for awful in this house.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Cajun Chicken and Sausage Gumbo
So good! I wasn't going for 'traditional' gumbo, I just had smoked sausage I had to use up and so I searched and this came up - delicious! I added red beans (which I know would horrify anyone looking for traditional, but so good!) and a can of green chilies. I used two tablespoons of penzies cajun seasoning & a tsp of salt. Served over white rice - loved it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2011

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