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By the Lake

By the Lake
Home Town: Athens, Alabama, USA
Living In: Conyers, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I’m a mother to three beautiful children: one boy and two girls. I'm also a new grandmother to a beautiful little lady and a handsome little man. I have a great husband who likes to help me “cook” and “clean.” I love to garden and have a huge herb and vegetable garden every year. Wondering what to do with all the tomatoes and zucchini is what led me to “Allrecipes.” My husband and I have a wonderful time cooking together, whether in the kitchen or on our deck. We love to eat and try new food. We just cook and eat it all!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking all kinds of ethnic food. Our favorites are Indian, Italian, Mexican, and Thai. Not necessarily in that order! I like to use what is seasonal out of our garden; this leaves the gamut wide open.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love any holiday when my family can come home to visit. For the holidays, we always cook the traditional fare, but add new twists by adding a few new recipes into the menus. It’s always interesting to see what they think! I also love cooking for our office parties. You always know it’s a hit when they ask for the recipe.
My cooking triumphs
For everyone’s birthday and holidays, I always try making a different cake. I found this carrot cake recipe that is to die for. Now it’s the only cake we have at Thanksgiving and my husband’s birthday. We love going to different restaurants and ordering their specialties. I then go home and duplicate them!
My cooking tragedies
This happened right after we got our first outdoor gas barbecue grill. We had guests over for Memorial Day weekend. For a BBQ cookout we decided we would BBQ ribs. Lots of ribs! YUM! They were done almost to perfection. I slipped back in to make extra drinks for everyone, came back, and they were charcoal! Nothing! Hard lumps of coal! Need I say more? We got rid of the grill! Not the girl, the grill! Also, every now and then, I try to include a finger into a dish! Somehow, I always manage to cut or burn myself.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Pork Chalupas
I've made this recipe twice now, and both times it turned out better than Fabulous, better than Delicious - FABULICIOUS! I made such a mess of the first printed out copy of the recipe, I needed to print another copy. When I went to locate it in my Allrecipes saved recipes, I couldn't find where I had saved it! I went bonkers and surely thought I had lost it forever and had to do some real searching. I couldn't even think of the name of the dish! This last time I used a boneless Pork Loin. OMG! I can't describe how good this is! I break it down into several servings and freeze them for later. We use Burrito size flour tortillas, along with some Mexican Queso Fresco, wrap it up, and warm in the oven for a few moments. Top with lettuce, home-made salsa, Mexican Crema, and finish with extra Queso Fresco. YUMMY! I think I'll go home and eat some tonight!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2010
Cinnamon and Lime Chicken Fajitas
This makes a great Saturday night meal. All of us liked it. The potatoes added something extra. Don't forget the cinnamon!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2009
Macaroni and Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli
SORRY - but my family found this too boring. The last reviewer stated that the basil was overwhelming and the fresh tomatoes added nothing to the dish. DITTO.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2008
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