MelCole Profile - (13662870)

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Home Town: Hudson Valley, New York, USA
Living In: Hudson Valley, New York, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Photography
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About this Cook
Was gourmet cook but suffered Brain Injury in 2000. Been struggling with cooking ever since, but have found success again -- it just takes a little longer to "whip" things up! Be interested in hearing from others with TBI who may or may not have come up against the same issues!!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Honey Grilled Chicken
Made this tonight as written (added a pinch of salt), but as kabobs under the broiler. They were tender and moist, but they were a little lacking in the flavor department even though I marinated for 4 hours in 1/2 the glaze and used the other 1/2 to mop on during broiling. They were good, but this won't be a "go to" for me.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2010
Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
(and a 1/2) If you're having trouble w/lumps, might I suggest the following: whisk together dry ingredients as directed. Then prior to putting on the heat, S-L-O-W-L-Y whisk in the milk... a little bit at a time (kinda like when you're making a roux). The "thick mass" thrashing around in the pot will eliminate all the lumps!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2009
Creamy Swiss Chicken
I don't use cayenne & didn't have mustard seed or seasoned croutons, so I subbed Dijon Mustard and crushed up "stove top" type stuffing mix. Added a pinch of dill weed (as I usually do in any cream recipe) and we thought this was absolute FABULOUS!!Served w/Egg Noodles with the sauce over top and it was a hit in my home. Gone into my recipe box for future retrieval!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2009

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