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Quida Cooke

Quida Cooke
Home Town: Illinois, USA
Living In: Washington, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Published writer with a pasion for more or less true stores enhanced with humor.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy but delicious. Quinoa and orzo are fun. Anything fresh.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There weren't any good ones via my mother. That's probably why I'm a good cook. I made a notebook of my children's favorites as part of my son's wedding gift to his bride. They now own a very successful restaurant along with my daughter and her husband and I'm a happy patron whenever I get to Seattle.
My cooking triumphs
I rarely burn anything.
My cooking tragedies
See above.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Sally's Spinach Mashed Potatoes
This is excellent! For a fast option: use instant mashed potatoes. I add fresh minced garlic for extra flavor and, for fun, try adding chopped green chili peppers to taste. I like the canned ones because it's a quick way to put this dish together. If you use instant potatoes, all you'll need to do is shape the potato mixture into logs or patties, top with cheese and pop them under the broiler until the cheese melts and the potatoes are lightly browned. About 5 minutes instead of 20 in the oven. Can be made in advance in quantity and frozen.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2013
Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic
Absolutely delish! I use grapeseed oil because it can roast at a higher temperature than EVOO. (I use it for any roasted root vegetable as well.) Also, toss in a bit of dried basil. Can also easily roast on parchment paper instead of foil.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2013
Buffalo Chicken Dip
This is always a huge hit! It's also a fabulously easy supper served over rice. I prefer mozarella to cheddar however.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2013

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