carla Profile - (13593926)

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Home Town: Salem, Oregon, USA
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
Single, no children, recently got a lapband and I miss cooking (and eating)! Learned to like hot food since I moved to the south. Formerly in the restaurant/hospitality field until I went back to school and studied Information Technology.
My favorite things to cook
All the recipes I grew up on. Simple down home cooking that has good flavor.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Large family get togethers. Doesn't matter what the food is as long as the company is great.
My cooking triumphs
Creme brulee Vietnamese salad rolls Bar drink recipes Baked scallops in a cream sauce Make my own dog food weekly use my espresso machine daily
My cooking tragedies
no tragedies, some things turn out better than others, and if it is inedible there is always take out pizza!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
The Best Meatloaf
Truly wonderful. A good base recipe. As earlier reviews suggested I used garlic and herb flavored croutons for added flavor and I added 1 celery rib, 2 garlic cloves and the leaves from a bunch of parsley. I chopped up the croutons and the veggies very fine in a food processor and then soaked the croutons in milk. Just for my taste I used 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of ground beef and increased the proportions of the other ingredients to compensate. I have never before used steak sauce but it was a wonderful idea!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2014
Alison's Colcannon
Very simple and tasty and cheap.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2011
Mexican Casserole

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2011
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