AndrewsCuteCook Profile - (13890774)

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Home Town: Whittier, California, USA
Living In: Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I like to cook with lots of seasoning, I enjoy spicy food, and I don't make a lot of sweets. I'm currently into having a plant-strong diet and using organic, GMO-free, hormone-free, pesticide free foods as much as possible. I'm using animal products more sparingly than I used to for better health and because it's easier on the wallet! ;) Nutrient rich well cultivated food costs more in the short term and less in the long term.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken tortilla soup is simple and everyone loves it, so we make it a lot of the time when we have people over. Grilled chipotle-lime fish tacos are AMAZING, Cajun-chicken pasta is delightful, and my mom's sweet & sour meatballs on rice is probably right there with it. I like cooking things in my crock pot, but the lid broke recently so I've been using the 'ol pot on the stove top more and have been getting along fine that way.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My hispanic side of the family usually has tamales on Christmas day, and someday I hope to do the same! I'm working on coming up with my own cooking traditions, and it's a lot of fun.
My cooking triumphs
With All Recipes rated recipes and helpful reviews from other users, almost everything I cook is a cooking triumph. Seriously, if a thousand plus people 5-star something, it's bound to be good!
My cooking tragedies
Never travel in a car with a crockpot full of Chicken Tortilla Soup on your lap... unless you have a cool snap-shut lid. When making blueberry syrup don't grab the baking soda instead of the cornstarch... it turns bubbly, very blue, and nothing like the delicious purpley goodness it would have been.
Recipe Reviews 87 reviews
Roast with Gravy
I made this as written except that I also added salt and pepper to my buffalo roast before searing. My roast was not fully defrosted when I started searing and I put it in a crock pot on high for 5 hours and then low/warm after that and it was perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2015
Spicy Mexican Style Zucchini Casserole
I skipped the part about baking it since everything was already cooked. This was a good tasting but sloppy pot of food. This could easily be adjusting in any number of ways and still really in a similar trading healthy meal. I made several adjustments. I used garlic powder and 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt instead of garlic salt; 2 cups of cooked rice instead of just 1; black beans instead of pinto beans; ½ teaspoon cayenne instead of a whole teaspoon, 1½ cups salsa since I wanted to see how little I could get by with; and a small amount of smoked applewood cheddar and about 4 ounces of regular sharp cheddar cheese.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 6, 2015
Roasted Turkey Legs
A good idea recipe as long as you follow some review suggestions. I skipped the butter and just did the celery in the slits followed by a little poultry seasoning. I cooked it at 350 covered fit an hour and a half, uncovered it and put a very small amount of butter on the top side then browned it just a little maybe 10-15 minutes. We made gravy with the drippings plus some chicken stock I had on hand and had this with mashed potatoes. My husband really enjoyed it so it was worth trying!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2014
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