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Home Town: Florida, USA
Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Music, Painting/Drawing
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Chicken Pot Pie Soup with biscuits
About this Cook
I was in my mid teens before I realized that cooking was something I WANTED to do, rather than needed to do. It has since grown into my passion. I absolutely love doing it. Food is so much more than just a "necessity" to me. I really believe it brings people together, and there is nothing I enjoy more than doing just that.
My favorite things to cook
Everything Italian! Chicken Parmesan, Basil and Tomato Pasta, Shrimp Linguine, Lasagna with Homemade Tomato Sauce, Ricotta and Spinach Manicotti, Sweet Italian Sausage and Peppers.. the list goes on.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking for friends is such a great experience. When everyone is sitting around a plate of something I've made for them, talking, laughing, enjoying the food - there is just no better feeling.
My cooking triumphs
Using *fresh* ingredients in place of canned or jarred. I never knew what I was missing until I started experimenting. It makes such a big difference. Also, several failed attempts and many bowls of clumpy rice later, I've finally managed to make the perfect batch of chicken fried rice. And there was much rejoicing!
My cooking tragedies
Thai food. I would love to make a tasty pot of Tom Ka Gai (coconut chicken soup), but I just can't seem to get the right flavor down. One day!!
Recipe Reviews 187 reviews
Maple Syrup Korean Teriyaki Chicken
We really enjoyed this recipe! I used pork instead of chicken, as it is what I had on hand. I served with brown rice and steamed vegetables (carrots, broccoli, and mushrooms). Delicious and healthy - thanks!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 5, 2010
Classic Spanish Sangria
This sangria was alright. My guests seemed to like it well enough, but I felt it could have been a little better. I will keep looking for the perfect sangria recipe but might come back to this one and tweak it. Thanks so much for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2010
Coconut Cream Pie I
Great tasting pie and super easy to make. I made my own whipped cream instead of using the pre-made stuff and added some coconut extract to the vanilla pudding (about 1 tablespoon). I will definitely make this recipe again. Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2010

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