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Picklicious


Picklicious
 
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Living In: Downtown Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I've always had an inkling that I was actually meant to be a 50's housewife who was born in the wrong decade. I've got the crafting, party planning and hostessing down, but I am still working on my skills in the kitchen. I guess you could say I am a late bloomer in the cooking world, but I am learning new things and burning less things as time goes on. As my boyfriend says, I "show promise in the kitchen".
My favorite things to cook
I am trying to make a push for a more plant based diet. No, I am not talking about organic cooking, I am talking less meat, more color and less processed. And while I am not so into baking, I LOVE making cupcakes and decorating them for the occasion. You can really do a lot with batter and baking cups.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother and grandmother have long been hailed as Queens of sweets. I don't think there is a cookie/cake recipe they haven't tried and, trust me, they are pretty good at what they do. However, with their love for baking comes a lack in their cooking. They have never been the ones to use spices or herbs, and certainly not make a meal that was un-American. Every meal had a meat, 2 sides and a dessert. It got the job done, but once I moved out onto my own, my food world was rocked.
My cooking triumphs
De-boning a chicken....sike! More like not burning the grilled cheese.
My cooking tragedies
I have yet to create the perfect strip of bacon.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Delicious and simple. (Though I'll have to admit I had to look up how to make a butterfly cut and I used too much garlic!) Bacon is a decent addition, but not necessary. I'm sure you could figure out a way to keep it all together using less meat.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2011
Wild Rice and Asparagus Chicken Breasts
My intention was to make the recipe exactly as is, but it didn't turn out that way. I used the recipe as a guide and made a lot of changes. I added a red pepper, water chestnuts, and baby corn. The grocery didn't have hiosin sauce so I just added just brown sugar, pepper and soy sauce (nearly double what the recipe called for). When the chicken was near done I added cayenne pepper for some spiciness. Turned out fabulous! Next time I think I am going to add peanuts for a bit of crunch, but the right vegetables make the dish stand out!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2011
 
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