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Dinner My Way

Dinner My Way
Home Town: Hayward, California, USA
Living In: Valley Springs, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Me & My Husband
About this Cook
I live with my husband and work-full time in education administration. I recently finished college and have started cooking again now that I have the time. I have one dog who comes running when he hears the food processor because he knows I will give him the piece of cheese that gets caught in the top.
My favorite things to cook
I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I have favorite things to eat! I do like to try new recipes and I like to make things up as I go along.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving stuffing is my absolute favorite. Don't even think about giving me the sweet stuff. My family puts sausage and celery in ours and it's got a bit of spice to it. The secret is the Bell's seasoning (which comes in a box)and mixing the stuffing from the bird with another bowl of dry bread cubes so it's not mushy. My Dad's favorite is my cheesy garlic bread so I make that at almost every family gathering (My friends now request it too.).
My cooking triumphs
I had some friends over one day and I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner without having to go to the store. I live about fifteen minutes from any kind of store so it's not just running around the corner. Anyway, I threw together a pasta with garlic, mushrooms, canned artichoke hearts, heavy whipping cream, and parmesan cheese. My friend (who is a fabulous cook herself) still raves about it. Most of the other cooking triumphs in my house belong to my husband since he's done most of the cooking in recent years.
My cooking tragedies
On one of my health kicks, I decided to make a tofu dish. I think it was tofu spaghetti or something like that. It was so horrible that both my husband and I agreed to throw it out (and he eats anything). That's me taking healthy cooking a little too far.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
I absolutely loved this. So easy and the flavor was great. I followed the recipe exactly except I used London Broil. It was on sale and the butcher said it was a good substitute. The meat basically fell apart, no need to slice. My husband couldn't eat it fast enough. I definitely will make this again. Next time, I think I will make French Onion soup out of the Au Jus like another user suggested.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2012
Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers
These were pretty good but I would definitely make some changes if I make it again. I like spicy so I used pepper jack cheese instead of motzarella. Next time I would use an additional chipotle chile as well. I think I liked this even better reheated the next day.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2011
Braised Balsamic Chicken
I loved this one. It was super easy to make and very healthy. I removed the chicken breasts from the sauce, added some asparagus to cook and then put the chicken back in to warm. Excellent simple healthy meal. Even my husband loved it and he doesn't especially try to eat healthy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2011

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