MoeLucky1 Profile - (13137151)

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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 4 reviews
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
Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
We eat this almost daily at the office. To keep calories at bay, omit the tahini altogether. We substitute lime juice for the lemon and find the basil isn't necessary at all. Thanks for the great starting point!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2012

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