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Lydia


Lydia
 
Home Town: Lexington, Texas, USA
Living In: Bryan, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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2008
Mr. Macho
Christmas 2007
Michael & I
About this Cook
I guess I'm just a "spring-chicken" as my grandmother would say, but I've been around the kitchen for a while. I've been in school the last couple of years, and many student living houses do not have the greatest of appliances to use. Now that I finally have my own house, I'm super excited about getting back into the groove of cooking again.
My favorite things to cook
I love to use a lot of chicken and vegetables. I think my favorite kitchen gadget is my slow cooker. With just my better half and myself, a full out meal is much too much for the two of us. In a slow cooker, I can create healthy meals for just us with hardly any cleanup at all. I also enjoy baking cookies and pies...hence the reason for all my other meals being healthy! :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always remember being in the kitchen with my grandmother while she was baking bread, cookies, and pies. She always had something in the oven. I guess that's where I get my love of cooking from!
My cooking triumphs
I suppose my greatest feat is advancing in my cooking skills. I have moved up from beans and rice into a more advance style of cooking. It makes me feel good to know that I can almost put a good Italian restaurant to shame by my own cooking!
My cooking tragedies
Well....it's always my job to bake pies at Thanksgivin and Christmas. Recently, my pies took a turn for the worse. The worst part...my fiance smarted off about my pie crusts and he almost took a ball of dough to the face. Good thing he has quick reflexes!
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