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Mrs. Nesbit

Mrs. Nesbit
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Living In: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Zuppa Toscana, green bean casserole - and my absolute favorite thing to make is spiced warm cider in the crockpot. It's the only thing I make with no recipe, and it also gets the most requests from family and friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom is a pretty awesome cook, but my favorite thing she passed down to me is our stir-fried cabbage. Just slice a bunch of cabbage up, throw it in a pan with some butter (or spray-on olive oil) and stir-fry it with sliced onions and a couple of apples (add salt & pepper to taste). Serve with smoked sausage! (I'd also advise that you cook at least some of the sausage in with the cabbage - yum).
My cooking triumphs
Mastering the homemade version of Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana.
My cooking tragedies
Oh lord, here we go. I like to experiment. I got an awesome recipe from this site on how to make your own sausage from ground pork (basically just seasoning it yourself). It sounded fun. When they were made and cooked, I bit into one - it was like biting into a salt block. The recipe had called for salt, but not a whole lot. When I flipped over the package of ground pork, the ingredients read "Pork, salt." I'll never forget to check that EVER again. You'd think they'd mention it on the front... I was so sad about my sausages that my boyfriend took me to Bob Evans instead, and my salt-patties went to the trash. Lesson learned. I also, for some bizarre reason, cannot cook grilled cheese sandwiches without scorching at least one of them. I think it's because I always get distracted while I wait for them to cook. I've been using a timer lately & so far it's helping!
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
I doubled the veggies and chicken (I had some I needed to use up) and I also tried cooking the chicken with vegetables, as suggested in other reviews, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It is a delicious and very healthy soup, but personally I find it to be a tiny bit bland. I think next time I make it I will use a decent amount of poultry seasoning on the chicken, and also use more minced garlic. It will be perfect for my lunches for the week though!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2012
Double Tomato Bruschetta
Beautiful, delicious, relatively easy - I cannot wait to make this again. Used shredded mozzarella because it was cheaper, but next time I will try slices to see how that changes the feel of it.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2012
King Crab Appetizers
These were phenomenal, and so easy to make! I even accidentally bought the wrong kind of crab, and they still tasted good (meant to get "lump", but got the plain Starkist "white crab" flakey stuff instead). Next time I will get the correct kind of crab, and maybe try adding a little lemon juice. I was also pretty heavy-handed with the cheese and green onions, and would repeat that choice ;). These were easy, delicious and seemed super-fancy. Will definitely make again!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2012
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