CATHY LIGON Profile - (1204472)

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Home Town: Encinitas, California, USA
Living In: Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2002
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
After having a couple of auto accidents with head injury a few years ago, I had to learn to cook all over again. I was able to get almost everything back (except German Chocolate cheese cake)and the family learned some along with me. Now I just cook for 2 and that is a pretty hard job, trying to adjust.
My favorite things to cook
I still like to fix spaghetti, from scratch, the first thing I cooked when I was about 12. My daugher and son will still tell me that is their favorite meal.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I realized that it was important to teach your children to cook. After my first accident my husband took over in the kitchen and after couple of weeks, we had a family vote, and it was 4 to 0 for Lee to stop cooking. I was real upset with my mother-in-law for not teaching him anything, then I realized that I had had to chance to teach him for a lot longer than she had. When I got back on my feet, I started to have my son learn to do things in the kitchen, right along with me.(by the way, he is a stay at home dad and does all the food preparation at his house)
My cooking triumphs
I used to enter different things in the county fair and usually won some prize, but when I made Aunt Ruths cinnimon rolls and won the "Reserve Grand Champion" prize, I was surprised and delighted that someone else thought my cooking was okay.
My cooking tragedies
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Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Beef and Bean Chimichangas
This recipe was very good and very easy, just don't fill the tortillas too full. I made them with ground turkey (because of possible beef alergy) and they were sooo good.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2004
Baked Seafood Au Gratin
I made this recipe last week, and as usual, I didn't have all the things called for, so I had to wing it on some things. I had some fake crab, and used it and it was very good, I did have shrimp, and the only fish I had was a can of tuna, and, sorry, I used that. It was really good, and even though I messed up and didn't follow the recipe just right, it was very forgiving and it turned out very good, oh yes I added a dash of wine. I can tell that by making it correctly it would be wonderful, so next time, I'll plan ahead and have the correct stuff on hand. Thanks Katy M, from Cathy L.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2003
Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
I didn't have all the stuff for this recipe, so I had to sub fried onions (chopped) and beef broth, and I had to use some wine since I didn't have any beer, oh, well, it was fantastic anyway, thanks for the idea.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2003

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