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rick's wife

rick's wife
Home Town: Illinois, USA
Living In: Carlinville, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Music
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About this Cook
I am a healthcare executive who has spent the last ten years eating in restaurants or when home, bringing home take-out. Now working in my own hometown I again have time to dabble in the kitchen. I'm hoping to be able to put some interesting and delicious meals on the table.
My favorite things to cook
When I cook, I enjoy making a pretty meal. We avoid fried foods, so the main course is often grilled, baked or broiled. I was always taught a nutritious meal has a variety of colors, so vegetables and fruits are always key ingredients to my meal planning.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is an excellent cook and enjoyed making casseroles. I still love casseroles, although it is hard to convince my husband that casseroles are more than just a few ingredients thrown together just for the sake of making a casserole. I would love to find some casserole recipes that would wow him, and allow me to enjoy the type of foods I enjoyed when growing up.
My cooking triumphs
All my cooking triumphs have been from carefully planned recipes - not just "inventing" something. That is one reason I joined this site because I feel it is the best chance for success.
My cooking tragedies
There are many... smoke alarms going off when I use the oven, exploding spinach dishes, marshmallows catching on fire while on top of a sweet potato casserole... you name it, it has happened to me. I would like to be able to "slow down and get it right" so that I'm not just known for my disasters, but the actual DISHES I fix!! I tend to have a problem with dishes that must be carefully watched or timed, because I am easily distracted by other things. I once left cupcakes in the oven for an hour and a half, creating a new recipe for charcoal briquettes! But the worst thing of all was the one and only time I tried to make gravy. I tried to mimmick my mom's gravy for rump roast. Problem is my roast gave very little juice and as my husband walked in the kitchen I was frantically trying to salvage the quarter-size spot of juice... apparently my skillet was too hot because it just ended up popping out of the pan and disappearing altogether. Sadly, no gravy for our rump roast!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Pumpkin Pancakes with Nutmeg Whipped Cream
As I already have my own pumpkin pancake recipe, I am rating the nutmeg whipped cream topping.... YUMMY! Would be delicious with any spiced-up cake or pancake!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2010
Parmesan Roasted Corn on the Cob
This was delicious! We grilled it, but because we like the flavors so much I will definitely try in the oven as others have suggested. Did use non-stick foil and almost all the topping stayed on the corn. Used light mayo for less calories - wonderful!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2010
Sunday Best Fruit Salad
I didn't use peach pie filling (it was over $4.00!) so instead bought a small can (single serving size) of cling peaches. Put in blender, added about a T of honey and about 1/2 t. cinnamon and made into a smooth sauce. Poured over fruit salad as in recipe. Would never have thought to use peaches (or pie filling) as a dressing, but the flavor was tasty and unique! Family loved it and there were no leftovers.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2010

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