Steph Profile - (13123082)


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Living In: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I live in Fort Worth, Texas. I love my state and all the unique cuisine it has to offer. I have taken plenty of cooking classes and love to expiriment on new foods and flavors. I am half Hispanic and half German, which is why I end up expirimenting a lot having a lot of familial recipes that come along with my background. ~~~ That's my dog Derby on my profile pic. I have gotten into cooking healthy for dogs too, she rather enjoys her made for doggie supa de albondigas and chicken and rice.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything that has lots of flavors to it. I like recipes that can be made for chicken or fish. I have a great aversion to fish, but my family eats fish every Friday, therefore it is easier for me to cook both a fish and a chicken meal at the same time using the same ingredients (except for the meat).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love the holidays around our house. There are lots of traditions that have been combined. We have pan de polvo (mexican cinnamon cookies) during the holiday season from Thanksgiving through Christmas. Enchiladas, carne guisada, and German stew are among favorites as well.
My cooking triumphs
I managed to make the most perfect beef tenderloin last Christmas. It ranged from well done to rare. I thought there was going to be a lot more to it, but in all it turned out rather simple.
My cooking tragedies
When I first started cooking, I managed to burn anything that had to do with bread. Rolls, pizza dough, broiled toast... it was pretty pathetic.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Famous Queso Dip
I love this recipe. It is frequently used in my home for get-togethers, just because, and to use in special dishes. I like to mix it up by adding a pound of browned ground beef with 1 to 2 T of curry, or ground beef with a can of cream of mushroom, or a pound of cooked spicy chorizo, sometimes I add 1/4 C Franks Buffalo to give it a non-traditional kick with some shredded chicken, and I also use it for a "wet" burrito sauce, and sometimes I use it in enchiladas, and for king ranch casserole. But I have to say my favorite way is just the simple two ingredient mix of Ro*Tel and Velveeta and some nice salty tortilla chips.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2013
Soda Cracker Candy
I've been making this recipe for years and around my house it is called "crack" since it is soooo addictive. When made, it is gone in less than 24 hours which requires a second batch to be made promptly. My cousins visited from Minnesota and ate the whole batch in the span of 5 hours. I would say it should be a staple in everyone's recipe collection.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2013
Grilled Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter
I used to live in South Texas close to the Mexico border and this brings back those crazy days of running across the border to shop, drink, and stop at an elote stand to get some corn. It taste almost the same! The only difference was that they used mayonnaise instead of butter and tamarido or lots of chille seasoning. I loved this recipe just the way it is, the butter is amazing and really good on skirt steak! Thanks!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2013
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