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Home Town: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Living In: Kelso/Longview, Washington, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Camping, Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me And My Soldier
About this Cook
I love to cook... isnt that what every one would say on here! HEHE! Its in my blood. My father is an amazing cook, and i could say i got those skills. I love to entertain people, and thats where great food comes in. :) Just looking to share and recieve recipies that i find wonderful.
My favorite things to cook
Hmm... i love pasta. Right now im looking into making a great spaghetti sause... we will see how that turns out. I also love to bbq. Im from Texas so BBQin' is important!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I just remember fishin with dad and us having deep fried catfish. Even when i was younger i loved that stuff. Now-a-days i like to cook more gourmet things.
My cooking triumphs
I think i would have to say this chicken dish.... i think ill call it Tex-Mex Chicken. It had rice with corn and black beans in it, and the chicken was so tender. Just was a great chicken dish.
My cooking tragedies
Hmmm.... well... i guess i could say my spagehtti sauce i made.... it was really tomatoey... but its casue i tried to make a 'quick'sauce in like 15min lol I know now you need to just LOVE the sauce for it to love you back. :) Thats what i do with everymeal now lol just love on it... you will be happy you did.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
World's Best Lasagna
I have made this lasagna twice now and it was WONDERFUL both times!! I also put less salt in there like most people did. I used brown sugar instead of white. Instead of water i added red wine. I didn't use the second can of sauce, i only added one 8 oz can. (i like my sauce to be more like sloppy joe meat as opposed to a thin sauce) I also just used 3-14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes (i got the ones with some garlic, basil and oregeno) *i drained the sauce from theses in to the pot, and chopped them even more, i dont like chuncks of tomato. I used fresh parm, motz, and also used the italian blend cheese you can get, premixed. Helps fill the corners nicely. :)I used the no-boil lasagna noodles and it cooked perfectly. I also used the HOT italian sausage instead of sweet. I like some heat to my meat sauce. I added a little bit of cayenne and red pepper flakes to the sauce as well. I forgot garlic cloves at the store so i just used the power, i also used 2 good sized shallots instead of an onion. I drained the meat when it was done cooking, it was just was way too greasy. While the meat was draining i cooked the shallots in the till soft. I used some fresh italian herbs- the stuff that comes in a tube in produce. I could barely fit it all in my 9X13 dish! I might get a deeper one if i can find one! Or just put less meat in the layers. It started over flowing to the bottom of my oven! I will always use this recipe when making lasagna, it is delishious and is worth the work.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2010
Lobster Tails Steamed in Beer
I dont know if mine were still a lil frosty in the middle but i cooked mine a little longer- about 11 minutes. I took them out after 8 minutes and took them out of their shells, then put them back in the steamer. Wanted to make sure they were cooked all the way, the texture just was a little off. I didnt have a strong beer flavor, which i guess was nice, but probly could have used water and gotten the same effect. It was good though! Considering it was my first time making lobster tails :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2010
Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This dip was AMAZING!!! I did like what some other people did by adding more bacon, 10 pieces, i think id still probly put more in there still, just to have even more bacon flavor. I also was worried about it being too salty, cause i know fresh parmesan cheese can be very salty, so i did 1/2 cup parm and then 1/2 cup Italian blend cheese (has like parm, motz, ect) and it was perfect, made it cheezy without being too salty, it was one that got eaten the most at Thanksgiving!! Had 8ppl over and had barely any left overs lol! Great warmed up too! Especially with some toasted/warmed bread :) If your looking for a good dip/appitizer then USE THIS RECIPE! Oh i also put a lil bit of pepper and red cayenne pepper in it, cause i like some heat to my dishes lol. OH also lol i chopped up the artichokes really good too, and it was perfect, better than those big chunks.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 27, 2010
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