"Slim-ish", single, and "straight". Found out 6 years ago I have crohn's disease = never realized I was allergic to aspirin AND wheat/flour. That meant I had to give up breads, pizza and most importantly: PASTA ! That meant coming up with new recipes to live by. I have to admit, I do have uncontrollable cravings and cheat by eating pasta ( limited servings ).
I've been visiting this website for years putting my own twist on lots of recipes. Finally joined last month.
My favorite things to cook
Chili ( regular and white chicken ), stews of all kinds, grilled lean cuts of all meats,oven roasted fresh vegetables, steamed & lightly buttered frozen vegetables,no-bake chocolate cookies ( yum ) but gotta limit my intake for my waistline's sake.Roasted meats such as beef, chicken,pork loin, stuffed pepper soup, cabbage soup, corn beef & cabbage ( when I can open up the windows ), brownies from scratch and customized mixes,and lastly: my Austrian grandmother's secret recipe for firm, moist stuffing ( to die for ! )
My cooking triumphs
From scratch I've successfully & proudly prepared:
vichyssoise ( my Dad's personal favorite potato soup )
Grandma's secret stuffing (so proud)
My cooking tragedies
Over ten years ago I started cooking a turkey for Thanksgiving that had been in the freezer for 19 months. It even smelled horrible while it was cooking. I didn't know better at the time LOL .. Tossed it out after less than 2 hours of cooking. We all ate prepared frozen pizzas along with the Thanksgiving side dishes....You know you have true friends when they can forgive & joke about my blunder. Live & learn !