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Home Town: Sacramento, California, USA
Living In: West Chester, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Sep. 18, 2013 5:23 pm 
Mexican Food and BackflipsIt was 1979. The United States Gymnastics’ Federation was having its annual convention in St. Louis. I’d been recruited to coach gymnastics in 1974 in Lima Ohio. Was my life goal to coach gymnastics? No. It just worked out that way. That year 1979, gymnastics looked… MORE
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About this Cook
My father was career military. Running our household kitchen began for me when I was 16 . . . the first year was a catastrophe but by the time I was 18 planning meals, grocery shopping . . . had it down. Got to be employed at Walt Disney World in 5 different jobs in 'foods' - great learning, worked with a few fine chefs.
My favorite things to cook
Baking - that can be made into 'art'
My favorite family cooking traditions
When fasting – breaking the fast with noodles made from scratch – rolled out – then incorporated into Fettuccini Alfredo When my oldest was a child in Columbus OH - serious art of Christmas cookies - decorated intensely – that grew into friends coming over to do Easter cookies, Halloween cookies Thanksgiving cookies – and so much fun. When my youngest was little I made some chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips – he said no more birthday cakes he wanted the cupcakes. The second birthday chocolate cupcakes being pinched for time – I had the kids frost and decorate the cupcakes. It was such a hit – we did that for years.
My cooking triumphs
I had the patience to make croissants from scratch – ugh . . . generally what I do is work a recipe until the recipe works . . .today with the internet – oh – it is sooooooooooo great to find information and share experiences. I like to make something edible visually beautiful.
My cooking tragedies
In high school in Tampa FL my dad stationed at MacDill AFB trained Iranian Air Force officers. One day he called telling me we were hosting a party that weekend and prepare for it . . . panicking I called my grandmother in St. Louis . . . “Get an electric knife and buy a ham.” More than half the guests were Iranians . . . I learned their religion forbids ham. Half ate the ham and drank the beer!!
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Totally Tangy Baked French Fries
I did not have garlic cloves on hand, so used garlic powder, also used onion powder. Pretty much – then I followed directions. Even though my husband does not like 'skins' he had more than one serving . . . so next time I'll cut these in a way he can have 'skinless' and I'll eat the strips with skins! I did soak the potatoes in water about 45 minutes to break down starches. My husband likes traditional yellow mustard SO that is what I used. It seems a little more lime juice would be my preference. Next time I will boil potatoes a little before coating in sauce. I put the ingredients in a plastic bag then coated the potatoes in the bag . . . Hmmmmmm - boiling these I'll have to let them cool before coating in a bag. It seems baking took a little longer, but I did have one big potato, enough for two people!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2014
Chicken Scampi II
Reading a pile of reviews I followed several suggestions. Cooking for two, we have basil and oregano in our garden and chives and used out of the garden fresh, a little labor intense! My husband is not a fan of garlic so I didn’t add a pile of garlic (cooking for myself I’d added A LOT of garlic!) When chicken was cooking added onions and various peppers (what I had on hand) and a little white wine, cooked whole wheat angel hair boiled suggested 4 minutes (somehow my husband either didn’t notice whole wheat, or it tasted so good he didn’t complain!) Added angel hair to chicken etc. THEN tasting it (mild mild mild) I added a couple of tablespoons of the great garlic butter on this site cooked another 2 minutes getting garlic butter melted through – with the added garlic butter, this turned out SO GOOD!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2014
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
My very picky husband likes this – second time making it – I cut chicken breasts into strips, covered with spice combination, with a little olive oil in frying pan began cooking, no – poured lime juice (in the bottle easy lime juice) I passed on the butter. The sauce was so GOOD – but not sticking, so I took a cube of chicken bullion with a teaspoon of corn starch and ½ cup water - oh so good – I spooned modest amount of sauce as saturating as possible on my strips – this is on my ‘husband will eat this’ list! Next time will make more sauce and serve this on rice or noodles.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2014
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