ARMY WIFE Profile - (1190830)

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Member Since: Oct. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Fishing, Charity Work
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Foolproof Rib Roast
About this Cook
I'm a proud Army wife! I try to cook healthy and delicious as cheaply as possible.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook healthy things but I'm not a crazy health food nut. Everything in moderation but the less fat I have to put into something the better.
My cooking triumphs
I'm surprised everytime I cook! I'll take 2 or 3 recipes and make up my own version of something in between using what is in the fridge and pantry. My kids love hearing it is a "Mommy made it up" night! Usually it is surprisingly good! My kids say I should have a show on the Food Network. :)
My cooking tragedies
One time I made my mother-in-law a birthday cake. Right after I finished icing it I opened the cabinet above it and a big can of Slim-fast fell on it! I was mortified.
Recipe Reviews 40 reviews
Sonoran Tilapia
We really liked this. I used about 1 pound of fish and had plenty of sauce. I took the advice of others and did not salt the fish after the creole seasoning but I did salt the sauce. I also left out half of the red pepper flakes as others suggested. It was still plenty spicy. I did not have any wine so I used a tablespoon or so of sherry. After 20 minutes I felt my sauce was still too thin so I used a bit of corn starch to thicken it. Worked great and the sauce stayed on top of the fish instead of running onto the plate. I'll make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2014
Kale and Feta Salad
I can't believe what a difference the kale massage makes! Fantastic! The fam said that I could have used less vinegar. I subbed dried cranberries and walnuts. Kale is cheap here so I'm sure we will be eating this all summer.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2014
Sweet and Sour Pork III
This was my first try at sweet and sour anything. I had grilled two Asian marinated pork tenderloins the night before so I chopped one up into bite-sized pieces instead of deep frying the pork. I also used fresh pineapple so for the juice I put a few pieces in the Nutri-bullet with a bit of water and pulverized them. Everything else was just as written. It was delicious. Served it over rice. I am so glad to make it fresh and not rely on bottled sauces.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2014

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