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Mindy T.

Mindy T.
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Living In: Ooltewah, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of 4 kids (2 teenage boys and 2 toddler girls)...all picky eaters with the exception of my foster daughter (4 yrs old)...she will eat anything! I love to cook. My husband is my "guinea pig" a lot of times. However, he doesn't complain:).
My favorite things to cook
My favorite is Mexican quisine followed closely with Asian. Of course, good ol' Southern food from my neck of the woods. I will experiment with any great recipe from any part of the world. I try to make great recipes healthier for me and my family by making small modifications in ingredients (such as, instead of a stick of butter, half olive oil and half butter). You cannot tell the difference!
My cooking triumphs
I make a chicken enchilada recipe that is to die for! My lasagna is the best recipe I've found (and I've tried many). My homemade chili is also a popular request with my family and friends.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at making biscuits. I used all purpose flour, without baking powder or salt. My mother used self rising, of course. I was 19 "all purpose" made sense to me when I was first on my own and buying the flour. They turned out like rocks and I am still teased to this day. (Hey, I was only 19!)
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Creamy Pimento Cheese
I will NEVER buy store bought again! I've made this several times. It's great exactly as written. I regularly add more garlic to my liking. I also, periodically, add chopped jalapeño, or chipotle peppers (chopped) with sauce....or even both! Mix it up...the base recipe if perfect! I prefer using Cabot X-Sharp White Cheddar. Try it! NOTE: Light mayo and light cream cheese cut calories and taste JUST as good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 14, 2012
Blender Hollandaise Sauce
LOVED this! Turned put perfectly. Make sure the butter is bubbly hot when slowly adding...if not, it may be a little on the runny side. Also, can be on the lemony side so you can adjust to taste if you prefer it thay way. Quick, easy, and oh-so-good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2012
Cheesy Ranch Potato Bake
OMG! This is not a dieter's recipe but definitely sinful indulgence! Added bacon too to make it even more naughty (but oh so good, as bacon makes just about everything yummier!). A little goes a long way in this recipe. Family loved it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2011

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