Corrina Profile - (1542315)

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Home Town: Antrim, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.
Living In: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Maeve loving her black beans!!
My daughter, Maeve
About this Cook
I live in a small historic neighborhood in Indianapolis. I share my kitchen with her almost seven year old daughter (a budding chef) and her handsome husband (a good eater). When I'm not putting something in a pie crust or rendering the fat from some gorgeous locally raised meats, I am usually knitting, reading, volunteering, singing, gardening or doing all the afore mentioned tasks at once. I love cleaning, tea, filling out forms, and booze and have an intense intolerance for dumb.
My favorite things to cook
I love playing my own version of 'Chopped' in my kitchen. I give myself a handful of ingredients then get to it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father is a great cook. I have fond memories of our Sunday dinners.
My cooking triumphs
I think it is safe to say I have perfected a homemade crust. I'm really proud of my culinary accomplishments over the last few years.
My cooking tragedies
Every now and again, there's a disaster in the kitchen. Once, while removing ramekins of creme brulee from their water bath, I dropped two of them and ended up with a dessert splatter on the ceiling. Our dinner guests were due to arrive almost immediately so I left the ceiling and just hoped they wouldn't notice. The fat in the creme brulee stained the ceiling and we had to repaint!!
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Best Steak Marinade in Existence
Meh, nothing to write home about. I switched out the dried ingredients for fresh, including the garlic, and it still wasn't spectacular. It was good, don't get me wrong, but hardly the "best in existence".

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 25, 2013
Grilled Sweet Onions
This is actually a Paula Dean recipe and, as is the case with her version (Saturday Night Vidalias), sweet onions like Vidalias or Walla Wallas are the best prepared this way. They can be served as a side dish, family style, or if your onions are smaller, as an individual side. I would definitely omit the ice cubes. Sweet onions produce plenty of their own liquid and, as another reviewer suggested, add fresh cracked pepper. Yum.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 16, 2011
Bob's Salad Dressing
Fantastic!! I make this all the time. We love it on grilled baby bok choy with marinated flank steak but I'll eat it on almost anything! FYI, I often omit the honey without complaint. And I've also substituted finely grated parm or asiago for the nutritional yeast with great success but I do prefer it with the nutritional yeast, just for the nutritional value.

23 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2011

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