Clair780 Profile - (11809341)

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Home Town: Austin, Texas, USA
Living In: Plano, Texas, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of 2, living in a suburb of Dallas, Tx. I never really learned much cooking from my mother, so taught myself beginning in college. I take great pride in planning out the week's meals for my family and cooking is a huge part of my life. I love entertaining and trying new things at others' suggestion. Love this site!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook most things, and prefer to stay away from fatty and over-sweet things. Healthy eating is a big deal around here.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every birthday or holiday always gets a big meal of gourmet proportions. I love to surprise people with new or favorite things.
My cooking triumphs
Being a better cook than my mother.
My cooking tragedies
In my early cooking years, I was plagued by pork tenderloin. I have had so many tragedies cooking them! I've burned them in the oven and crock pot and undercooked them just as often. Thanks to this site, I have finally mastered it and my family thanks you!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Muffuletta Pinwheels
I made these for my daughter's birthday party and used only organics/no nitrates/raw ingredients directly exchanged for the listed. Oh, goodness! I'm so glad I doubled the batch because they were inhaled by kids and adults alike! Definitely going in the "keep" file!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2012
Quinoa and Black Beans
This is a great basic recipe for the newly-exploring 'granola' eater. Having converted away from processed foods and only eating "real" food for many years, I added on to this one. I added zucchini and Kale to the quinoa mixture prior to covering and simmering. I also subbed the corn for edamame. I also added 1/2 a jar of roasted (in garlic and olive oil) red peppers I had on hand. Because I added more "stuff", I doubled the spices. This is a great one, especially for a filling lunch after a hard yoga class.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2011
Cone Cupcakes
My 5 yr old daughter wanted a "Glee" (TV show) themed Birthday party and I searched high and low for an acceptable cake. I ended up using these, and staged them with Chocolate icing as "microphones". HUGE HIT!!!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2011

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