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Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Wimberley, Texas, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Middle aged, married, professional mom of food obsessed teens.
My favorite things to cook
Soups of all kinds, classic French cuisine, canning (jams, preserves, pickles), Italian, Mexican
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditional Thanksgiving, Cajun Gumbo on Xmas Eve, Sunday brunch, Taco night
My cooking triumphs
Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon, Roast Turkey, Pasta Pomodoro with Homegrown Tomatoes and Basil, Gumbo (known in the family as the Gumbo Queen), Cream Scones, too many soups to mention
My cooking tragedies
Peach Coconut Cake (aka mush), Pear Butter.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
African Chicken Stew
Excellent dish. This can also be made vegetarian by increasing the potatoes and eliminating the chicken, which doesn't change the dish much at all. We served it over saffron rice and with grilled Naan bread. Very easy to prepare.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2010
Cindy's Awesome Clam Chowder
Outstanding. My family adored this chowder. We served it in hollowed out sourdough bowls, toasted in a 400 degree oven before pouring the soup in. If you live in Texas, Central Market has the Knorr Leek Soup mix. Some variants that work really well: 1/2 onion sauteed in the bacon fat, 1/2 cup celery added with the carrots. A really great soup.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2010
Beer Cheese Soup II
Really good and satisfying with some crusty bread and a salad for dinner. I doubled the recipe and that worked well. I made a few very minor changes. I sauteed the onions and garlic in a butter/olive oil mixture, instead of margarine. I did swap the light beer for some German Oktoberfest brew (it's against our religion to have light beer in the house). I boiled it a bit longer to make sure the alcohol was cooked off, since the German beer is stronger. I also didn't have enough cornstarch because of said doubled recipe, so I substituted brown rice flour for the cornstarch 1 for 1, and it worked fine. I imagine flour would be OK, too, or even potato starch. Instead of bacon, which I was too lazy to cook up, I sprinkled fresh chives on top. Would definitely make again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2010
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