Peri Profile - (11820757)

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Home Town: Liberty, South Carolina, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Hi! I'm a married stepmom with about a thousand sons and "orphans." Although folks say it isn't healthy to do this, I show my love through cooking for my family.
My favorite things to cook
I guess we're flexitarians. We eat meat 2-4 times a week & go vegetarian the rest of the time. I work and have some weekly commitments afterwards, so getting good food available fast is important, most of the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Starting with fresh ingredients is very important. I avoid convenience foods with few exceptions. I want my family to eat mostly organic, hormone and antibiotic-free meat and produce as much as possible (it's expensive!).
My cooking triumphs
The best thing is that my boys are adventurous eaters. They eat all soy products & vegies without blinking an eye (nix on the eggplant, though;-). They're proud of our family meals.
My cooking tragedies
Losing the best recipes! I'll cook something spectacular, but when asked for a repeat, can't remember where I got it, what it was called, or where I put it. Darn.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Ham Cake-ettes
Served this as an emergency dinner when hungry "orphans" showed up to eat. Everyone absolutely loved these - so much so that I ended only nabbing one. We'll certainly make these again. What a great use of leftovers. My thanks.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2015
Tasty Tender Pork Tenderloin
Hands down the best pork tenderloin I've ever made, and I've made lots! The only changes I made werer to make my own Russian Dressing from this site as another reviewer suggested, and to decrease the cooking time after removing the aluminum foil to ~ 8 minutes (I inserted a meat thermometer after removing the aluminum foil). Juicey, savory, tender - an absolute KEEPER! Thanks so much.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2015
Honey-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs
YA GOTTA TRY THIS! Hubby ate seconds - he NEVER eats seconds, and the son moaned his way thru the meal. Don't overcook; I did for maybe an hour and the chicken almost began to be tough. Great flavor. I opted for an easy meal after work and served this with rice-a-roni and cooked frozen english peas, thinking this would just get us through the evening. My mistake - this was such a keeper! Only change was using 1/3 cup of soy sauce instead of 1/2 cup. DO TRY THIS! Thanks so much, Myrna!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2014

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