lizclemetson Profile - (15443441)

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Home Town: Bakersfield, California, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
New to being a housewife so trying get more creative while staying on budget. There are 6 members of my little, blended family.
My favorite things to cook
Southern comfort food when its snowing. Homemade ice cream in the summer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Basque style cuisine, as odd as it sounds, is a staple in my family.
My cooking triumphs
I can throw out some killer chocolate chip cookies in about 12 minutes. "Bakersfield" Beef. Gotta be from there to know what it is and how to do it right.
My cooking tragedies
French toast casserole. YUCK!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Candy Cane Cookies II
This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. Be prepared to spend some time if you want the red and white twisted candy canes. They are very time consuming and take practice. Last years were a joke. This year, they actually look like candy canes. And like everyone else, skip the almond, use peppermint.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2014
Sweet and Sour Chicken I
Loved it and made plenty for my huge family. The one thing that I did different was that I stir fried half an onion, one bell pepper, sugar snap peas and shredded carrots. I added the pineapple at the end and cooked it all together for a few minutes then I dumped the sweet and sour sauce over the veggies. This allowed me to cater to the vegetarians in my family. Also made sure that the sauce was evenly distributed and forced the all the kids to eat the veggies:) For the vegetarians, I used the same batter and coated veggie chicken strips and fried them prior to using the oil for the regular chicken. This is a perfect recipe for a large family and works well for a mixed family of meat-eaters/vegetarians.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2014
Creamy Veggie Potato Stew
Just like other reviews, I doubled the paprika and salt. I also added minced garlic in with the onions. Topped with sharp cheddar and served with sour dough. It was a hit with my family of 6. Even the 5-year-old gobbled it up.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2014

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