MemaG Profile - (13399482)


Home Town: Portage, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a grandma of five going on six. I've been a Real Estate Agent, long term care ombudsman, tax preparer, computer programer and computer teacher. I love to sew, cook, read, eat and create websites. While my children were young I took cooking classes at the local Asian grocery store. They were so much fun. Now I take classes at my local kitchen store, usually from local chef's.
My favorite things to cook
My very favorites are Japanese, Chinese, Thai and then soups. Although I've married an Italian so I make, everything else as well. Meat and potatoes and pasta's of all sorts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The big hit in our family is Taco night, everyone hoovers around the kitchen eating as the shells are being fried up. So much so that I had to video how to make them and put it on YouTube for the old grand kids to be able to make them at home. Search cybermema We also have prime rib for the holiday meals that hubby prepares, yum. All of the grand kids like to help cook so we often make soup together. Gives them the opportunity to put in lot's of ingredients, and do a bunch of stirring.
My cooking triumphs
I think the best thing I've ever made was a crown roast of pork with fruited rice stuffing, yummy. I also make a killer minestrone soup.
My cooking tragedies
Ha, love this one, where to start. Once I tried to make braised short ribs, ugh, they were just so awful, so greasy and nasty that I've never even tried to eat them again. My hubby and I were only married a few months and he bravely choked them down. What a guy!
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Chef John's Cauliflower Pizza Crust
This is perfect, tastes like a bread dough. I make three or four heads of cauliflower at a time in the food processor and freeze the raw ground cauliflower. So all I have to do is pull it out of the freezer, cook it in the microwave, cool it and then squeeze it out. Saves so much time and this is a nice sturdy crust that can hold lots of toppings and doesn't even taste like cauliflower, can you believe that? The key is to squeeze it dry, really squeeze it out good otherwise it is soft when baked.

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2014
Spicy Chicken Thai Soup
Made this for dinner tonight and it is the best soup I've ever had. Didn't have the lemon grass so I used lemon rind. Really good! I will make this over and over. Oh and I think cilantro tastes like soap so did parsley instead. I was surprised that I even enjoyed the fresh jalapeno's on top. Way to go Chef John, I have to say I've enjoyed all of the recipes I've made of yours.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2014
Roasted Radishes
Wow made these as written except added some red onion and they we really good! They don't even taste like radish. (I like radish) I used regular red radishes and sprinkled with the lemon. Thanks for sharing this one, it's now on my go to list.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 5, 2014
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