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Julie


Julie
 
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Living In: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I cooked in a few restaurants in my 20’s, but now I just cook for my family. I love to cook and try new things, and this is why my boys will try anything and eat a wide range of foods. We have our traditional family favorites my husband and I grew up with, but we have found several new favorites on this website that are now asked for often.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I make Eggs Benedict every Christmas, and it’s an expected family favorite. A tradition started by my parents after we had the dish at a fancy restaurant one Easter in the 70's. Why Christmas and not Easter I have no idea. But our boys now ask for it most holidays, calling it Eggs with Holiday sauce - instead of Hollandaise sauce.
My cooking triumphs
I am sure I have had several, but nothing sticks out in my head. Really now that I am a wife and mother the definition of a cooking triumph has changed to anything the entire family likes and wants me to make again.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first starting to cook (as a teen) I made Mexican Wedding Cakes and forgot the flour. Now that was a mess!! There have been others, but my biggest issue remains to be jumping ahead of the game and not reading a recipe thru before I start and end up missing or short on ingredients, and we don’t live close to a store.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Tzatziki
I made this last night to go with “Dash’s Donair” in place of the Donair sauce that goes with it. We were afraid the Donair sauce would be to sweet, and it was. This Tzatziki sauce is wonderful. I only had 2 hours to let it sit, but it was still great. The next day, however, it was EXCELLENT, and tastes just like the sauce at our favorite local Greek restaurant. I did as others suggested and grated the cucumber into a towel and squeezed as much liquid as possible, I also used Greek yogurt and our sauce was very thick and creamy. Next time, and there will be a next time I may process either the finished sauce or the cucumbers before I add them to the sauce to have a less chunky sauce. Kids!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2013
Dash's Donair
I made “Dash’s Donair” last night and we loved it! I made the meat just as the recipe calls for only tripling the recipe as I have 4 boys to feed. It was quite a hit; I am giving it only 4 stars because we did not care for the sauce. The sauce did pull together nicely, only stirring a few times after the vinegar was added as others said. However it was way too sweet for our tastes, but we gave it a shot. We are use to gyros here and thought the meat was very similar to what we get at our local Greek Restaurants. I also made the “Tzatziki” sauce on this site as a back up to the Donair sauce and we loved it. We will be making this again soon.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2013
Fish Tacos with Honey-Cumin Cilantro Slaw and Chipotle Mayo
We loved this recipe!! I made fish sticks for my 3 young boys, but they wanted, ate and loved the fish tacos. We marinated the fish the full 4 hours, and were happy we did. I will use this technique with other fish dishes,it gives great flavor. We had extra sauce, mayo and slaw so I took it over to my mom's for her to give it a try. Rave reviews from them too. Any leftover slaw is AWESOME on a turkey sandwich!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2013
 
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