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Home Town: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Living In: Portland, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Growing up my mother read cookbooks like books. My parents loved cooking together and trying different cuisines. I got hooked my senior year of high school when I took a gourmet cooking class at a local community college. I own over 200 cookbooks and browse the internet for great recipes. My two sisters and I share recipes all the time. I would like to think that my late mother would be very proud of the cook I have become.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food is what my husband of almost 20 years calls it. Recently I have been making great pan fried steaks and expirementing with different pan sauces. I make all my salad dressing from scratch. No store bought stuff at my house.
My cooking triumphs
I can make gravey and potato salad the way my mom did and I have almost perfected her famous apple pie. I still have to work on her Chicken Cacciatore.
My cooking tragedies
Yhe first time I ever made my beef stroganoff for my now husband turned out awful. He choked down the first bite and said it was great. Then I tasted it and knew he was just being nice, I knew right then that I would marry him.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Bacon-Roasted Chicken with Potatoes
I made this last night and my family loved it. I did make a few modifications. I seasoned flour with Emirals Essence and floured chicken thighs then browned them in some olive oil (this helped to keep the skin criap). I used red potatoes quartered. I coated them with some olive oil and Essence. As another reviewer suggested I used a raised grill and put the potatoes on the bottom half of a foil lined baking sheet with the grill over them with the chicken on top. On each Chicken thigh I brushed on a generous amount of Trader Joes BBQ sauce then placed a 1/2 slice of thick cut pepper bacon on each thigh. The drippings from the chicken added a great flavor to the potatoes and the combination of the bacon and, chicken and BBQ sauce was fab. Thanks for a great recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 29, 2010
Jasmine's Brussels Sprouts
My husband and I love brussel sprouts and we converted his brother to a lover as well with this recipe. Didnt change a thing.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2010
Chicken Pot Pie IX
Love this chicken pot pie and so does my family. I cooked a whole chicke and made my own chicken broth. It was fab!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 28, 2010

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