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Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Tacoma, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am an at-home mom, I LOVE to cook, and am proud to always provide a hot meal for my husband and daughter. I also love to entertain at home and join potlucks.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy homemade dishes that use fresh ingredients. The canned-easy-to-cook-recipes aren't for me. Southern dishes are definately my favorite. I grew up in Texas, summers in Mississippi, and now live in Washington State. So needless to say, I love to introduce and share food and recipes of my youth with my Pacific Northwest in-laws. I always enjoy a new and exciting combonation of flavors. Not just the same-old same-old dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom never cooked, but oh boy...could my grandparents! Chicken and Dumplins and cornbread on Christmas. Corned beef, black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years. Giblet gravy, creamy mashed potatoes and cranberry gelatin for Thanksgiving. I am happy to be passing on those traditions to my family now, and establishing new ones of my own.
My cooking triumphs
Every dinner party is a triumph. Pulling it off is the key. Having everything hot and ready on time, and still being able to socialize with your guests is most important. But what I can call my biggest triumph is just being able to provide a healthy hot meal for my family.
My cooking tragedies
Uh, yea.........tragedies...hmmmm.... WELL when I was first out of college there were plenty. I did not realize I had to cook the sausage before making Sausage Balls. I also did not put enough juice in a Jambalaya dish that would cook the rice accordingly. (CRUNCH!) Did you know that you need to cook the hamburger meat before putting it into the sauce? I have burned PLENTY of cookies, and have undercooked quite a few cakes, custards pies in my time. It is all part of the learning process. My grandmother didn't get so great overnight.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie
I'm bot sure what to rate this, as there is probably a wide margin of human error on my part. I read a ton of reviews, calculated and heeded a load of advice from everyone's recipe modifications and the cookie still turned out like a sugary hockey puck.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2014
Bacon Roasted Chicken
Tastes like a normal chicken. I don't get it - nothing real special.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2010
Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce
Halibut is typically mild and can dry out easily when baking. We readily have available fresh pacific northwest halibut and I get tired of the same ol' dill/mayo/butter recipes. This one was A KEEPER! What a great way to keep in the moisture, and add an alternative flavor. Thank you!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2009
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