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Home Town: Cut Off, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Houma, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Kids
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I was born and raised in a part of South Louisiana where the only directions are "up the bayou" and "down the bayou". I love the food best known through out the region as Cajun Food. I've grown up and moved "up the bayou" with my amazing boyfriend (the world's pickiest eater), who I've converted from a yankee way of life and introduced Cajun Food, the way Maw-Maw used to make.
My favorite things to cook
Gumbo, jambalaya, Red Beans, and Peanut Butter Fudge (all of my Maw-Maw's recipes of course). But, I also love trying new things and making them "picky-eater friendly"
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother, or Maw-Maw, is a typical Cajun cook, if she isn't cooking when you walk into her house, she'll ask if you're hungry and offer to make you something. She has no recipes, no measuring cups, and like most Cajun cooks goes on instinct and experience. Almost all of my recipes come from her, by watching and some trail and error, I'm learning how to cook the old fashion way. I love this way off cooking and I find myself like most enjoying feeding people as much as I enjoy cooking.
My cooking triumphs
The first gumbo I ever made by myself without any help or recipe. I was so happy I didn't destroy the roux. As well as my first attempt at Maw-Maw's jambalaya. My boyfriend loves that jambalaya so much he'd eat it every day.
My cooking tragedies
Sadly, both my first attempts at red beans and white beans in the crockpot failed. I shouldn't have tried them like that when I was at school and couldn't watch them. They were still good...(at least that's the story my in-law's from Indiana are sticking to) but they weren't perfect and that bothers me.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Baked Teriyaki Chicken
This was so tasty. I'm getting used to a new oven, so my chicken was a little dry and I actually messed up the sauce a bit, but whatever happened turned out great.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 29, 2010
Addictive Mashed Potatoes
I followed the recipe and I hoped these would be better. They were ok, but not addicting. My boyfriend didn't like them and covered them in gravy to hide the weird flavors. Our roommate liked them, he's a "meat and potatoes" kind-of-guy, and these were potatoes so he liked them. I thought the sour cream and parmesan gave an odd sour tart taste. For my roommate I'll make this again, but my boyfriend refuses to have them without gravy.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2010
Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Chicken
The chicken doesn't take that long to cook, but this is still a good recipe. My father-in-law ate this as a sandwich and he loved it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2010

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