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Home Town: San Carlos, California, USA
Living In: Austin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
After too many years of fish sticks & tater tots, pizza & macaroni from a box: I finally learned how to COOK. Only a few short years later, I LOVE cooking and I find myself cooking to create, rather than just to eat. I often find myself cooking to relax. I sometimes get up early to prepare the days' lunches on the stove, put something in the crock pot and call the troops down for a hot breakfast before heading to work. I'll usually have a smile on my face when I arrive at the office after having pulled it all off.... something about cooking!
My favorite things to cook
One is an easy favorite that always make a hit. Pork morsels sautéed in garlic, shallot & white wine. Combined with a relish of fresh garlic, fresh basil, diced tomatoes and a hints of fresh jalapeño & red onion. Toss with olive oil, freshly cooked rotini & cracked black pepper. Heavy dusting of shredded mozzarella required...
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love my mothers' mother's lamb stew. I have found a very similar recipe here. It's such a comforting dish when it's cold outside. Just the smell, reminds me of being 10.
My cooking triumphs
Pulling off a delicious dutch oven dinner for 6, lakeside. My first attempt at cooking for the "public". Chicken breasts, garlic & basil over wide egg noodles. Hearty and perfectly seasoned after a long days' canoe...
My cooking tragedies
Lots can go here. I am not so good with bread. Pasta from scratch can be tricky, too. The disasters I can think of all revolve around incorrect measurements/ratios or over/under cooking..... I have been very lucky that there aren't too many that I am remembering immediately.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Cheesy Italian Tortellini
Short on time, I followed other reviewers' advice and prepared our meal on the cooktop. Worked fabulously. Another reviewer suggested using only sausage rather than the blend of meats, so I tried HOT ground Italian sausage only, and I used The "Best Marinara Sauce Yet" recipe from this site as suggested, as well. Amaaaaazing. Can't imagine how fabulous it'd have been had I not forgotten the mushrooms, or had thought ahead enough to cook it in the crockpot. You are right: this one is a keeper and will be on our regular rotation! This recipe is fabulous. Thank you, Tracy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2015
Cheese and Bacon Potato Rounds
This recipe is perfect, as is. Since it seems that changes are encouraged, I followed suit: I used mozzarella (no cheddar in the house), and I waved the truffle oil bottle over the butter/oil mixture that I tossed the potatos in, ever so slightly. Very nice. Thanks for the great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2014
Jerre's Black Bean and Pork Tenderloin Slow Cooker Chili
Made this three times in as many weeks!! Super recipe! While it is PERFECT as is, I have noticed that the salsa you use is very important (use a good one). I added a fresh jalapeno for some more heat, but this recipe is fabulous! I have shared it many times, already! Thanks for sharing this award winning recipe (I see why it did so well)!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2014

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