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Living In: Long Beach, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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pelicangal's apple pie
Bambi in my dads backyard
Summer's tuna catch..
Jackie O' Nasty
About this Cook
I'm now a 40+ (OMG where does the time go??) housewife of a major fishing fanatic! No kids, just pets. My favorite thing to do besides work (yeah right!) is cook. I don't know how, but I pretty much became a Barefoot Contessa meets Betty Crocker on my own (other than the family's traditional treats), or I'd like to think I have!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make almost anything, except liver. Some of my 'so called' specialties are my BBQ ribs (my hubby's favorite), mac-n cheese, chicken fried steak, almost anything that involves fish and chicken, appetizers & anything else that's fattening! I also make numerous off the wall salads...really anything that's fattening has got my name on it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma is Greek, so I've been lucky enough to eat the GREATEST leg of lamb ever made, along with her tomato orzo & feta romaine salad. How she did it, I'll never know (she's 90, doesn't cook anymore, my dad's learned the 'trick of her lamb so I'll have to pick it up from him).
My cooking triumphs
I was so proud that I pulled off some great stuffed grape leaves w/the infamous Greek lemon 'sauce' and grandmas tomato orzo (but you have to have lamb stock 4 it). Everybody raves over my ribs (beef), but try not to laugh, I don't even eat 'em.....I make myself a nice ribeye instead, while everyone else makes a 'mess'.
My cooking tragedies
Ummmm, I think there's been quite a few over the past 20 years. I just about set fire to a ham once (& have gone to 'HoneyBaked' ever since!). The first Thanksgiving turkey I made tasted like an eskimo's shoe (now I've got the knack though, so they're great). The rest of nightmare tragedies I'll spare you... just so I don't put a dirty taste in your mouth!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Cumin Turkey Burgers
I just got done eating this! Wow, very, very good! I understand some members get upset that people make modifications but I did and thought they were AWESOME! I only had 1 lb of turkey so I cut back on everything-I used about 1/2 of all the ingredients, had to substitute cayenne pepper for the chili pepper and I added more bread crumbs than the recipe called for. I refrigerated the meat for about 20-30 min's while I got everything else ready and it was real easy to form the patties, which stayed 'together' perfectly. I pan fried these patties instead of grilling and they came out great, they were really moist too. My hubby loved them too....we decided this is the 'way to go' as far as burgers. Better than beef, especially with sauted onions, wheat buns and all the sides!!! Thank you for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2009
Sweet and Sour Sauce II
I made this last night for some egg rolls I had and this was great. I took some ideas from others: cut back a bit on the sugar, used 1/2 brown sugar instead of all white, used the juice from the pineapple and added a bit of soy sauce to it. It really tasted good, wasn't too sweet/sour. Thank you for the recipe!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 9, 2009
Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche
We loved it!! I, like others, did make a couple modifications...I sauted my onions with some left over ham I had, added the extra egg others recommended & cut back, just a bit, w/the mayo. I also made a crust (I learned from pelicangal!) and it was GREAT. Thanx for the recipe, I'll make all my future quiche's w/your ingredients!

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Reviewed On: May 28, 2009
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