Lela Profile - Allrecipes.com (11842212)


Home Town: Colorado, USA
Living In: Colorado, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking
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Nov. 21, 2014 5:52 am 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2014 6:53 pm
My 6 year old granddaughter wanted to make something crafty for Thanksgiving. We chose the mason jar covered with Fall leaves that is so popular on pinterest. On pinterest, the photo of the mason jar didn't lead to any directions. Here is how we designed the jar. Supplies Fall leaves Modge… MORE
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About this Cook
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
Recipe Reviews 106 reviews
Hillshire Farm(R) Sausage Alfredo
My family loved this recipe. I did double the sauce. I garnished this recipe with fresh Roma tomatoes and chopped green onions. I doubled the sauce because my family loves sauce. I used 2 cups of heavy cream and 2 cups of milk. I did have to add 2 T. flour to make the sauce the consistency my family likes. I used Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning because that is what I had on hand. I only added 1 T. of Creole seasoning as it is very spicy.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2014
Baked Pork Chops and Rice
This recipe was easy to make and I like that it went in the oven. The rice in this recipe was outstanding and flavorful. I am going to make this recipe again because time got away from me on checking the pork chops. I would suggest checking the pork chops at 40-45 minutes to see if the meat is at 145º. I unfortunately overcooked my pork chops. So, I was a bit disappointed in myself. Forgive me, rev'd up chef. I will try again because I think this recipe is probably excellent when rev'd up chef made it. My husband couldn't say enough about the rice. A good recipe on a cold night!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2014
Sharon's Egg and Ham Scramble
An excellent recipe. Directions are clear and easy to follow. Easy to make! The scrambled eggs are so fluffy and my family loved them. I would double the jalapeno because we like our eggs a bit more spicy!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2014
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