TheReluctantChef Profile - (13823186)

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Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
Marriage and childbirth have thrust me into the role of purveyor of grub. Hence my title, the reluctant chef. I grew up in a big family and learned only the basics of cooking. Joined the site to expand my horizons....and keep my family from eating mac&cheese every night.
My favorite things to cook
I would rather not cook. But I make a truly fabulous apple pie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Casseroles, Italian dishes.....
My cooking triumphs
Lol. See above.
My cooking tragedies
Fortunately, my husband will eat nearly anything. So, even that which I consider a dire tragedy is still dinner to him.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Tomato Harvest Marinara Sauce
This came out well and was pretty straightforward. I used beefsteaka nd plum tomatoes (whatever the garden offered) and added a little wine and red pepper flakes, along with some fresh herbs from the garden - sage, basil, oregano and parsley. Next time, I would use more garlic.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2014
Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie
Super yummy! The seasoning is spot on and so is the consistency. We used the veggies we had on hand and did a bottom pie crust and a drop biscuit top. No leftovers of this one. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2014
Quick Quiche
I would have eaten the entire thing if I didn't think it would kill me. I made a crust (super fast in the food processor) and added broccoli and some black pepper. Also changed the Swiss to cheddar. Divine.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2014

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