CKGUSTO47 Profile - (1527726)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Palm Desert, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Married, no kids . . . in school to become an Registered Nurse. Have extra time to try new recipes this summer while on summer break.
My favorite things to cook
I love grilling and getting that perfect pink center on a steak or a perfectly juicy chicken breast. My husband loves when I make spaghetti and meatballs - lots of garlic for him!
My cooking triumphs
Since our move to California about 5 years ago, I have taken over Thanksgiving dinner from my mother-in-law. The in-laws travel out from Chicago to visit sunny Southern California every year for the holiday. I have to say, that first year was such a thrill to put out a huge spread of food for the holiday, and have my mother-in-law begging for the recipes. Definite ego booster!
My cooking tragedies
Cookies are tragic in my house - I had to give up the attempt at the basic choc-chip cookie after my previous attempts turn into one big sheet of cookie surprise. I leave the baking to the professionals.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
So easy and delicious! Followed the recipe exactly for the cooking, but added a few extras to the sandwich to make it sing! Added blue cheese crumbles, leaf lettuce and tomato along with extra sauce for an added kick at the end. Otherwise, the chicken turns out savory without being too spicy until you add the extra wing sauce at the end. Delicious!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2010
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Have made this over and over again since first discovering it last year! Very tasty and hearty soup. Great as leftovers too. Followed the recipe exactly ... a few times had to substitute some of the ingredients that I didn't have on hand, but otherwise try to stay true to the original and it's excellent every time!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2010
Andy's Spicy Green Chile Pork
This pork is so delicious! Followed the recipe exactly and was so amazed at how savory (and not too spicy) this turned out. Had tacos with the pork the first night and made enchiladas with the second night with the leftover pork. Wonderful!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2010

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