LILREDCV Profile - (1553587)

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Home Town: Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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LiLRedCV & CCI pup Baumann
About this Cook
I love cooking from scratch! However, I am not opposed to whipping up a few quick and easy meals during the busy work week... I started learning how to cook at the tender age of 10 - when my parents divorced and dad had custody. He only knew how to cook two things: meatloaf or (Americanized) goulash! If we weren't having one, we were having the other... After my siblings and I had to endure this for several weeks, I took it upon myself to learn how to cook. I burnt a few meals in the learning process, but these days when I host a dinner party or holiday meal, I usually have a 100% positive RSVP's.
My favorite things to cook
Roasted chicken, grilled steaks, pasta dishes, one-pot meals
My favorite family cooking traditions
Grandma's cream gravy, Grandpa's "scrambled" eggs
My cooking triumphs
Oxtail stew with portabello mushrooms, homemade pumpkin pie (friend from Phoenix, AZ always requests this), cream of potato soup (friend from OK always requests this), BBQ brisket
My cooking tragedies
Way too much onion in a homemade spaghetti sauce :(
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Baked Teriyaki Chicken
Made this for dinner tonight. Took the advice of others and used brown sugar instead of white. Good enough there was a debate between hubby and little man about who was going to take the leftovers for lunch tomorrow! LOL

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2013
Saffron Rice
I made this for dinner as a side dish, except instead of using "3 drops yellow food coloring", I used a smidgen pinch of turmeric for added color. Would've used more saffron except at $19 for .01 oz (on sale, I might add) that's pretty spendy for a spice! (Good thing I'm growing my own this year!!) I also used homemade chicken stock instead of water. Very delicious! Thank you for sharing. Will definitely make again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2013
Chicken Noodle Soup
Very simple. Very delicious! Great for a chilly night such as tonight. No major varying from the original recipe. Used a leftover homemade roasted chicken from the night before. I did double the veggies listed 'cuz we like good 'n' chunky soup, and I also used homemade chicken bone broth instead of water and bouillon cubes. Bone broth adds loads more nutrients to the mix and far less sodium than bouillon or store bought broths. I just had to add some garlic tho' 'cuz we're garlic lovers and can't get enough of it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2013
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