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 79 reviews
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!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2014
Perfect Butternut Squash Muffins
I did this with the modifications Madkj84 described in their review, and it was great! Although mine made 20 muffins, I guess I put a lot in each space. Really delicious, and no need to reduce the sugar!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2014
Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast
Delicious! I made this just as directed except probably more mushrooms and a little more onion than called for. 300° in the oven (covered in an oval roaster) for about 5 hours and it turned out great. I removed all the veggies and liquid and put in a pot with about ¼ cup heavy cream and 2 tbls flour brought to a boil and thickened up nicely. I shredded some of the beef and put it atop a small bed of egg noodles then topped with the thick sauce. Marvelous end result and well worth the effort. I have a lot more shredded meat leftover than sauce but I'll probably save that for something else. Oh and instead of chicken broth in the recipe I used vegetable broth. As a small note, this did not end up with a celery flavor which was a plus for me since I'm not a big fan of celery.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2013
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