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Kimmy Sue Ruby Lou


Kimmy Sue Ruby Lou
 
Home Town: Williamston, South Carolina, USA
Living In: Decatur, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Music
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Mar. 5, 2009 3:27 pm 
Updated: Mar. 10, 2009 6:54 am
This blog has four ingredients: One writer One music lover One comedian One cook (Prep time and measurements will vary, depending on the time of day, the weather, the economy and whatever I'm listening to). Briefly: I love the challenge of creating meals that my family… MORE
 
 
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Kimmy Sue and a little bit of Ruby Lou
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Anything with pasta and cheese! I'm a big fan of casseroles and I love creating something with whatever I have in the kitchen. I was a single mother for 8 years and the hardship taught me how to be creative, especially in the area of reinventing leftovers. I also grew up in the south with some great influences in the kitchen (my mother and grandmother). My grandmother grew up during the depression, so I was taught to not waste food. Let's just say I can make leftover turkey go a long way!
My favorite family cooking traditions
After traveling during the holidays for many years, 2008 marked my first year as "the holiday cook." My first tradition? Recreating the pumpkin ice cream pie that my husband's mom used to make at Thanksgiving. I found the recipe on allrecipes.com as a matter of fact...it was great!
My cooking triumphs
I am something of a "potluck Queen" in my neck of the woods. I love inviting folks over and throwing down whatever is on hand...and discovering how well it goes with whatever shows up at my door. My last potluck triumph was cleaning out the cupboard, fridge etc and creating a chicken skillet dish that everyone loved...even with frozen mangos (within a week of their freezer life) thrown in at the last minute. I also used three partial jars of salsa left in the fridge (mango, peach and hot)...there were no leftovers that night!
My cooking tragedies
Years ago I wanted to roast turkey legs like they do at the Shakespeare Festival, thought it would be cute to see my little girls running around with giant turkey legs. Well, my youngest just looked at this giant thing on her plate and refused to touch it...she's a vegetarian now actually...anyway...I don't even remember what I did, but the dog wouldn't even eat it. My kids still remind me of that.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Laura's Lemon Roasted Potatoes
I used a small potato medley (gold, red, purple); granulated garlic because that's what I had...otherwise stuck to the recipe. The flavor was incredible...I had to make myself stop eating them! Excellent recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2011
Pesto Polenta Lasagna
This gets 5 stars for being easy and also for being a very creative use of polenta...and for tasting great. I felt the pine nuts were too expensive so I used some chopped walnuts that I had, worked just fine. I will definitely make this again...per my husband's request I will use more pesto next time. Thanks!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2010
Zuppa Toscana
I needed a recipe for kale and being a big fan of soups I chose this one. I didn't have all the ingredients but this recipe was easy to improvise. I used a bag of diced potatoes and onions, added a little extra dried minced onion for good measure...used what I had left of chicken and beef broth (roughly 2 cups, didn't really measure), added 1 cup of white wine, and a little all purpose spice (cachere's sp?)...I let those ingredients simmer in the crockpot for 5 hours...when I got home from work I didn't like the brothy look and since I didn't have heavy whipping cream, I added a can of Cream of Celery soup to thicken (i also left out the bacon and water)...THEN, I added the kale and left to simmer for another hour while I made some jalapeno corn bread to go with it. It was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe that was easy to work with...next time I will try it as is...although, I do recommend the wine and the cream of celery.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2010
 
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