FloridaGrillGal Profile - Allrecipes.com (13017619)

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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Quinoa and Black Beans
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Tomato Barley Soup
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything grilled. Meat, meat, meat! Surprisingly too, baking, since I've found this website.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, we started the tradition of serving many, many hors d'oeuvres in place of a full meal to celebrate Christmas eve. My mom, three sisters and I, would make 2-3 of our favorite hors d'oeuvres each and the family would feast on them the night before Santa came! We kept up on the tradition with my life partner and children until the Christmas that I ended up in the emergency room with "gastric issues" due to the excessive fat intake. Now we opt for a more "balanced" celebration.
My cooking triumphs
Carnitas!. I live in south Florida and have had great Cuban food and feel I've mastered the carnita with a slow cooker recipe from this website.
My cooking tragedies
My family will NOT let me live down the "Spaghetti Squash Incident" of 1996. It is this food fiasco that taught me the age old lesson of attempting a new dish with your closest family members before presenting it to "Guests". Apparently, one spaghetti squash will not feed a crowd of eight, no mater what the recipe says!
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Congo Bars I
Easy to make. I line my glass pan with heavy duty tinfoil which I spray with "PAM"for easy lift out. I also add about 1 cup shredded coconut to 1/2 of the mixture for variety (it also makes the bars chewier). I then put the regular recipe mixture on one side of the pan and the coconut mixture on the other divided by a tinfoil strip to keep seperate. Two treats in one making.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 14, 2010
Asian Pork Tenderloin
Great flavor! It was a bit dryer than I'd hoped. I used a meat thermometer to ensure it was cooked to the recommended safe temperature. Perhaps using a cut of pork with a bit more fat would have helped. Overall it was good.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2009
Salsa De Tomatillo
I've made this recipe exactly as written a dozen times...Consistently Fantastic. This year I grew my own tomatillos and jalapenos...Nummy!!!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2009
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