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Living In: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My family calls me a McGyver Cook. There can seem to be nothing available in the house, but I will come up with a gourmet meal using little bits of this and that. My biggest problem is that I never write down recipes for what I come up with, so if they love it, I probably won't ever make it again.
My favorite things to cook
Slow roasted meats with fresh herbs. Pastas with sauces that I make on the spot. Vegetarian dishes with loads of flavor.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving: being from New England, I must make some sort of squash dish.
My cooking triumphs
Making a slow-roasted lamb shoulder chop that my husband, a self-professed lamb-hater, ate and loved. He then requested it for a birthday meal a few months later.
My cooking tragedies
I've had a few accidents that didn't quite work out, especially early on. It usually involved too much flavoring or salt, but that taught me to be conservative with those things. I recently made a vegetarian loaf (like a meat loaf) that my husband did not care for, but I think it was due to the fact that he put bbq sauce on it and expected it to taste like meatloaf. I didn't like it with bbq either, but I had made a Dijon Cream sauce that was delicious on it.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Caribbean Rum Punch
This reminds me of a favorite drink: a Rum Swizzle from the Swizzle Inn in Bermuda! The only thing missing is some pineapple juice and Grenadine. Still, this recipe is much more simple and still kicks you in the pants! Very good - not too sweet and easy to make. We used Bermuda's Goslings Dark Rum. Great for parties!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 20, 2009

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