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Valerie Leverett

Valerie Leverett
Home Town: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Living In: Tampa, Florida, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My cooking tragedies
I have been cooking since I was 9 yrs old and the one cooking tragedy that sticks out in my brain is the day I tried cooking my favorite dish..chicken and dumplings! My family is from the south(AL) and my grandmother used to make the best chicken & dumplings EVER! Well, since grandma lived in AL and I lived in Chicag she had to walk me through it over the phone! DISASTER!! The chicken part came out great BUT the dumplings were like ROCKS and tasted like paste!! I cried for 2 days!!! My grandmother thought it was hilarious which devasted me...but she was supportive and promised to teach me on my next visit. Now I am a pro at making them!! Thanks Gram (R.I.P)!!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Secret Ingredient Pico de Gallo
This was fantastic! Loved the zip that the dill pickles gave to this recipe! Took advice of others & added lime juice & minced garlic...YUM! I made 2 batches, 1 spicy & 1 mild...both gone in record time!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2012
Soul Smothered Chicken
This was awesome! Followed recipe exactly & wouldn't change a thing!! My family loved it! Served w/mashed potatoes & corn...delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2011
Bubba's Jambalaya
Made this for dinner today & OMG!!! This tastes soooo good! I followed recipe exactly & it turned out better than I expected. Definitely a keeper!!! Thanks FORDMAN88!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2011

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