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Karen Gordon-Armstead

Karen Gordon-Armstead
Home Town: El Paso, Texas, USA
Living In: Waco, Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I was on kool-aid and salad duty. I started cooking because I was a military spouse and we moved to a rural town in Germany and there was no Taco Bell, KFC or McDonalds! EEk! So we wouldn't starve, I walked to the AAFES/PX and bought a Betty Crocker Cookbook. My first dinner was pot roast.
My favorite things to cook
I like eating more than cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holidays we had baked smoked ham (bone-in), mac and cheese, collard greens, candied sweet potatoes and cornbread.
My cooking triumphs
If it's not burnt. It's a triumph to me!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Mexican Rice
Fabuloso! It is really easy, tasty and filling. I made a few minor changes. I added 1/4 tsp cumin and 1/2 packet of Goya Sazon Con Culantro Y Achiote. I also used 1 drained can of whole kernel corn instead of fresh corn. I threw it all in the rice cooker. I also left out the cheese. I will definitely make again. I served with Mexican Corn Bread (recipe on allrecipes)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2009
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
I followed Carrie's lead and sautéed 1/2 C. each of onion, celery and carrots w/ 1 tsp minced garlic. I used the food processor instead of hand chopping. I used the leftover breast from a store bought rotisserie chicken and the juice. I also used the food processor instead of shredding the chicken. I used 2 C. fat free half and half, 6 Tbsp margarine and 1/2 C flour. I added about 1/4 C more broth at the end because it was really thick. The soup was very hearty and was flavorful yet mild. Very comforting. A meal in itself.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2008
Glazed Pearl Onions With Raisins And Almonds
My sister made this for Thanksgiving. When she told me the ingredients I thought it sounded really weird. Boy was I wrong, It's really good.

19 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2008
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