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Home Town: Modesto, California, USA
Living In: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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Me and Sarah
New Orleans 2009
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Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef
Excellent sauce! This recipe is very close to the basic bolognese my mother made, and that I always go back to, especially when I need something reliable. I also leave out the peppers, and I add fresh sliced mushrooms which I saute with the other veggies (I always brown the meat and drain it before adding the veggies as well). One of my mother's special touches that I I never leave out: about 1 tsp of fennel seed, which I crush with a mortar and pestle. It gives some sweetness plus a hint of Italian sausage flavor to the sauce (fennel seed is a primary seasoning in Italian sausage). Other than that, this is one of those no-fail, always-a-hit recipes that become family traditions.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2013
Glo's Sausage Fried Rice
This is fried rice the way it was meant to be! I mean, most recipes I see use freshly cooked rice that is added to the frying pan while still hot. No, No, a thousand times No! You must start with previously cooked, cold rice to get the best, tastiest, most traditional fried rice! This recipe has earned my eternal respect. Thank you!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2013
Excellent recipe for the classic & classy GIN gimlet (if you ask for a "gimlet" you will automatically get gin, as it was in the original cocktail). If you want vodka, you have to specifically request a VODKA gimlet. Also, "sweetened lime juice" is, in the 'bartender's guide', a generic term for the syrupy green bottled lime concoction most well-known as "Rose's Lime Juice". I am pretty sure "Dr. John" didn't mean fresh lime juice sweetened to taste. But I could be wrong . . . this is a lovely little cocktail! Thanks for reminding me, Dr. J!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2011
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