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Living In: Long Island, New York, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Started seriously cooking after I became a mom. Most of what I learned about cooking techniques came from cooking shows and cook books. One of my favorite cooking experiences was cooking for my daughter's crew team. It taught me a lot about being prepared for anything, improvising, feeding a small army and how sharing food can create bonds of friendship that last long past the meal.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that tastes great. I love anything that involves garlic. If it''s spicy or Cajun you've got my attention. I love slow cooked foods because besides being so flavorful, they are so hard to ruin!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother never cooked anything from scratch, so there is not much that is truly traditional in my repertoire. My kids might say that my sausage stuffing and my Cajun barbecued shrimp are our family traditions.
My cooking triumphs
Pea soup, beef stew, paella, Asian beef with onions, spicy roasted chicken
My cooking tragedies
My kids definitely say it's my meatloaf, but what do they know?
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Broccoli and Onion Casserole
Very nice. I think a nice variation could incorporate little garlic as well. Maybe next time I will saute the onions in garlic rather than just boil them. A little cracked black pepper would be a nice addition to the sauce as well.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2009
Chicken Diane Style
Easy to prep, easy to cook, and tasted great. I think next time I will try a dry sherry in place of the brandy. I think that would give the sauce a slightly stronger presence.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2008
Maple Glazed Chipotle Goat Cheese Lamb Burgers
I really looked forward to making this, but unfortunately, it fell really short. At first, I was enticed by the combination of flavors - spicy, savory, sweet, and sour - but unfortunately the chipotle peppers completely overwhelmed the dish. The recipe did not call for draining the chipotles from the adobo sauce. This made the patties very soft and difficult to work with. The burger just would not stay together. If I make this again, I would substitute fresh chopped jalepenos for the chipotles and drastically reduce the amount so that I could taste the other flavors.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2008

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