Irene Profile - (13093351)

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Home Town: Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Richardson, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have been single a few years and lost my enthusiasm to cook but new people in my life have stirred my cooking passion! I joined this website to get recipes for a big dinner and fell in love with it. Reading other cooks feedback and suggestions has really improved my techniques.
My favorite things to cook
Soups or pasta dishes are my favorite but will try anything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Austrian meatballs at Xmas and New Years
My cooking triumphs
Floating Cloud desert, an Austrian favorite
My cooking tragedies
grilling meat. I have a tendancy to over cook
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Easy Chinese Corn Soup
I was concerned how healthy a can of creamed corn is so instead I took out fresh corn that I froze from the summer garden. I added broth, a small amount of ground pork after cooking and draining the fat, and followed the rest. Fabulous. I am freezing more corn next summer just so I can have it in recipes like this in the winter.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2013
Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup
This was perfect! I did follow other suggestions by adding green onions, white pepper, and a splash of soy sauce. I also whisked 3 whole eggs with a tablespoon of water. I could have done better with adding the egg at a slower rate as I did have some chunks but else it was perfect. This has been added to my recipe box!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2011
Broccoli Cheese Soup
Another Excellent soup. Due to a wisdom tooth pulled, had to make modifications. I cooked the broth and frozen plus fresh broccoli in one pot. In the other I cooked diced onion in white wine and added black peper and crushed garlic the last few minutes. I then added a tablespoon of flour to the onion to serve as my thichening agent. Then added the broth and broccoli mix, boil slightly to thicken then pureed with my immersable blender. Added some processed cheese and sharp cheddar, fat free milk. It turned out fabulous. The broccoli flavor very pronounced. My BF ate just about the whole pot. No left overs here. This is a keeper!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2010

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