Cindy Profile - (1258918)

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Home Town: Jefferson, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Boone, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm just hillbilly with one of those fancy e-lectric cookstoves and a healthy love for food! I blog at
My favorite things to cook
I love making all different kinds of pasta dishes, people rave about my bread (because it is THE bread), and I make a mean filet mignon. It's really easy, I know, but it impresses the heck out of my husband.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother died and took all the real traditions with her, unfortunately. My father and mother are both--um, trying to be polite here--not cooks. So I'm trying to make new traditions for the next generation to carry on.
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Apricot Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar
Pretty good as written, but I left out the optional onions. I'm glad, because they had no business in this recipe. Needed a little something, so the second time I added some cayenne pepper, used skinless bone-in chicken, and baked in the oven @ 350, basting occasionally. Cover with foil to keep the sauce from burning. My hubby likes to buy different kinds of balsamic vinegar, so I used some that had figs in it. That was awesome.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2014
Veggie Lasagna Florentine
We LOVE this recipe. I use ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese, and add a splash of balsamic vinegar to the sauce instead of the brown sugar. You can play with the flavors all you want, and it's still a good dish. I disagree with the no-boil comments, though. Boil the noodles first for the right texture. If you don't, the crunchy parts that stick out that everybody loves to fight over get burnt and chewy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 13, 2013
Grandma's Chicken Chardon
Really, really good! Next time I'm going to put a little white wine in with the butter and lemon juice.

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Reviewed On: May 7, 2013

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