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i <3 cooking

i <3 cooking
Home Town: Coram, New York, USA
Living In: Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: May 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Irish Chicken and Dumplings
Irish Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken Katsu
Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta
Rosemary Pork Chop
About this Cook
Cooking has always been my passion. My very first "recipe" was a mayonnaise and cheese sandwich I made for my little brother (I was 7). :) I especially love to cook for my husband who always showers me with compliments (no matter how horrible the end result), yet never helps me clean afterwards. Grrrrrrrrrr.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that tastes good! However, I am a little scared of baking. There was an incident with my Easy Bake oven and I haven't tried since...:-P
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are just starting our "family" (me, hubby and pooch), so we don't have any traditions yet. We are planning on being the Thanksgiving and Christmas homebase going forward. This Thanksgiving will be our very first at our house!!! :)
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving dinner 2004. My husband and I were living in TX at the time, far from friends and family back home in NY/CT. Anyway, I singlehandedly cooked a full T-giving dinner with all the trimmings (turkey included) and we ate it all up, just the two of us.
My cooking tragedies
There was this one stuffing recipe here that was the absolute pits. I think it has since been removed. Anyway, I learned a very valuable lesson - READ THE REVIEWS before making any recipe on here, despite what the ratings say!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Irish Chicken and Dumplings
Really good base recipe, but had to make a few alterations. The most important alteration was timing!!! This does NOT take a mere 2.5 hours, people --- you need to clear your calendar for about 3.5-4 hours to make this properly!!! The main problem is the potatoes. Perhaps if you added them earlier it might be ready in 1/2 hour, but you really need a good hour or so (over low heat, obviously). Also, the dumplings took much longer than the 20 mins as suggested by the author - it was more like 40 mins. That being said, the recipe itself was fantastic, and I only added some celery seed and more salt to it. Also, I made chicken pot pie with the leftovers!!! It turned out delicious as well. Just unroll a pie crust into a pie plate, add leftovers, seal the top, cut slits (so heat can escape), brush with egg wash and pop in a 375 oven for about 40 mins. Excellent the day of and several days later. This is definitely a keeper!!!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2008
Gary's Stuffed Mushrooms
wonderful recipe! made these yesterday for our christmas party/dinner and didn't even have time to add the seasonings at the end. despite that, they still got rave reviews. thanks, will definitely use again. :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2007
Chicken Katsu
Delicious! Yes, it is "bland" but that's the way it's supposed to be! :) The sauce is what makes katsu, well, katsu. I use Bull Dog Tonkatsu sauce. The only change I made was seasoning the chicken with Ajinomoto before breading. Yes, it's MSG, but all Asian dishes taste that much better with it. :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2007

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