charlotte Profile - (11931975)

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Home Town: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Hammond, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Reading Books, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Since I’m from New Orleans I grew up with flavor and lots of it. I have a hard time “not” adding lots of seasonings to a dish. If it’s in the house, I’ll throw it in. My feeling is “what can it hurt”. I have an equally hard time following recipes without adding my own twist or extra ingredients. ..but ha…isn’t that half the fun! I’ve always loved to cook and after raising 4 daughters on a budget and a husband who naturally loves good tasting foods the hobby of cooking came in handy. When you can’t afford to go out to eat but want the good tasting dishes, learning to cook is the ideal way to accomplish it. Besides who doesn’t love to get compliments on their cooking and after all these years having to come up with something new, learning and finding new dishes is such a treat and a way to break up the boredom and hearing those horrible words “same old thing” .
My favorite things to cook
That’s hard to say but I think dishes with sauces, soups, pasta to stuffed chicken or meats and seafood dishes. There’s always the casseroles because of the easy one dish, to great sandwiches and breakfast dishes. In other words, there isn’t much I don’t like or will be willing to try and cook.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Zesty Seafood Pasta
This is Charlotte and I should have mentioned that the reason I cooked the seafood in the stock in the directions and then removed was to be sure the shrimp and crawfish had a good flavor. Nothing worse than bland seafood. Also didn't want to over cook them. As I said in cook's notes, you could cook seperately but be sure to add good seasoning. I also prefer using as few pots as possible.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2013
Spanish Rice Original
4 stars because changed a little. Husband loved it and he doesn't care for rice. Told me to write down what I did so I could do it again. So here it is. In 3 qt pot browned the bacon, took out drained. In bacon fat cooked 1 onion, 1/ 4 yellow, green and hot peppers. 1 clove garlic. 2 tbls fresh cilentro for around 10 min. Added 1 large can whole tomatoes broken up w/ juice & 1/2 cup ckn broth. 1 tsp chili powder, S&P. added bacon. Cooked uncovered till rice cooked. topped with mexican, taco or cheddar cheese and sour cream.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2010
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