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Member Since: Apr. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm full of contradictions. I am a fitness buff, but my favorite foods to cook and eat are good ole comfort foods! A perfect day to me is being snowed in during a blizzard so I have no choice but to cook a nice pot of chicken and dumplings and bake a perfect apple pie. I live for those days!
My favorite things to cook
I love sourdough bread and have successfully kept a single starter alive and well for 6 years. Would have been longer if I didn't have to move across country! I am now experimenting with using the starter in things like waffles, pancakes, and quick breads and muffins. Nothing beats a good old sourdough loaf though...
My cooking tragedies
Lemon meringue pie. Why I cannot nail this one has me baffled.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Garlic Chicken Stir Fry
I absolutely loved this recipe. The sauce is so flavorful! The only things I changed were that I used roasted, dried ginger (all I had on hand), substituted a sweet onion for the green onions (again, what I had on hand) and brown sugar instead of white sugar. I don't think these changes alter the flavor enough to not give the original recipe a fantastic rating. Next time I will double the sauce, and cut the sugar in half (was a tad sweet, but still worthy of 5 stars). This is just a personal taste thing.. I like the sweet and savory, but plan to try a little less sugar and see how that works. This sauce would be wonderful with shrimp too...

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2015
Tater Tots(R) Casserole
This recipe is great as written.. but I made a few additions the second time I made it and it is even better. I added an extra can of soup (I used the original amount of milk), added a bag of frozen mixed vegetables, and a can of mushrooms. This allowed me to stretch the meal out for my hungry crew and the taste was amazing. What makes this recipe stand apart from others of its kind is the seasonings.. I did not change those at all and the flavor is wonderful. This will be a regular at our house for sure!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2014
Jalapeno Strawberry Jam
I've made this twice and it has set nicely both times. The first batch I followed the recipe as written and although it is delicious.. I wanted a bit more heat. The sweetness of the strawberries overpowers any heat the jalapenos have even with keeping the seeds. The second batch I used a little more jalapeno and it still wasn't quite hot enough. I think I may throw one or two habanero peppers in the next batch (finally a use for those hot peppers!) This is a very good recipe and I like that I can substitute other peppers or mix peppers in order to get the exact taste I desire and still have a pretty jam that sets up well. Great for gifts too!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2014
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