Crystal S Profile - (13124128)

Crystal S

Crystal S
Home Town: Bakersfield, California, USA
Living In: Roseville, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Thanksgiving in Tahoe
At the beach house, Cambria, CA
Wine tasting at Tobin James Winery/ Paso Robles Wine Region
San Jose del Cabo Trip
Whitewater rafting the American River
About this Cook
Married, one son, and am a conference planner for groups ranging in size from 5 to 5,000 people for the Attorney General of California. I'm a curious mix of practical and dreamy..... My favorite activites range from looking for seashells along the tideline, travel/ explore new destinations, whitewater rafting, boating with our yacht club, gardening, reading, entertaining family and friends at home, wine tasting, Rat Pack music, croquet, picnics, 4x4 wheeling on No CA trails, camping, riding quads and girl's weekend away. But the most important thing to me is my husband who is my best friend. I love date night, get away weekends and private time with him more than anything else. After 10 years of marriage, I still love him madly, but most importantly I still like and respect him! We complement each other perfectly!
My favorite things to cook
To my family's dismay, I'll try cooking just about anything that looks interesting.....
My favorite family cooking traditions
Enjoy carrying on the traditions of my mom and grandmother's holiday meals.
My cooking triumphs
Absolutely love when a recipe turns out well....
My cooking tragedies
Don't ask - there have been a few that have been whoppers!!! :)
Recipe Reviews 233 reviews
Southwestern Turkey Soup
Wonderful recipe to customize to a family's individual tastes and can't go wrong doing so. Great way to use up leftover turkey after the holidays especially when there is a nip in the air. I did slow boil the turkey carcass and used the broth as it gave it more depth of flavor with the seasonings, etc., otherwise followed the directions. Thanks to alleviating turkey burnout Doug Matthews, aka, Respect the Bird blogger! :)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2015
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
Beautiful presentation! Served this to a group after a morning bicycle ride with a side of peppered bacon and mimosas. Perfect ending to a beautiful sunny spring morning. Thank you Karan1946 for the submission. You made me look like a rock star!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2015
Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup
Definitely works as a quick diet plan! Nuff said....

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2015
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