chef_crystal_lea Profile - (13773772)

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Home Town: Henderson, Kentucky, USA
Living In: Wahiawa, Hawaii, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Roasted Rack of Lamb
Sky High Yorkshire Pudding
About this Cook
I am a simple country girl from Kentucky, who likes to do anything that's fun and don't land me in jail. Since high school I have been on the move with my husband, moving state to state and country to country. I have been lucky enough to be able to travel alot and experience different foods and cultures. I am a full time military wife, full time student, and part time nut. I now live in Hawaii with my husband and 2 golden retrievers. Life is good!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything! I am from the south so the normal southern food is my love but, I love to cook me some Mexican food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was a single mom of 2 and always worked. Although she was a great cook she never really had the time to be in the kitchen alot. So most of my cooking is self taught. The only traditions we really have is my moms famous breakfast on Christmas morning. Every year she makes everyone a breakfast casserole and monkey bread. She even if us kids can't come home. I catch myself making the same thing every year that I am apart from my family.
My cooking triumphs
Every new recipe I make that turns out well is a triumph for me :)
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Roasted Rack of Lamb
Outstanding!!! Tonight I fixed my husband an English, and I used this recipe. He is English so he grew up on this type of food, but this was my first time cooking it for him. I used this recipe and didn't change a thing, and it was outstanding! Thanks a lot for a great recipe.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2008
Sky High Yorkshire Pudding
Very easy to make. My husband is engligh so he grew up on these. It was my first time making an english dinner for him, and I made these with lamb and mit sauce, and he loved them! Thanks for the great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2008
Easy Chicken Rice Casserole
I like to follow the recipes without modifications the first time I make it. Having said that, this dish was just okay, was way to bland for me and my husband. Next time I will take some of the others suggestions and spice it up a little bit.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2008

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