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Wyattdogster


Wyattdogster
 
Home Town: Annandale, Virginia, USA
Living In: Warrenton, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books
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Sep. 29, 2012 10:18 am 
Updated: Oct. 9, 2012 11:50 am
Being the mother of an active teenage girl, I hear this everyday! The biggest complaint from my daughter is that she is starving at school, hours before lunch time. Of course, a big breakfast is not something she wants at o'dark thirty in the morning. I have been trying different things for… MORE
Busy Morning Sausage and Apple Breakfast Sandwich
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About this Cook
My adventure in cooking began when my mom gave me the Betty Crocker Boys and Girls cookbook when I was 7, I would read it cover to cover and try out the recipes whenever Mom was willing to help me. I still have that battered old cookbook, and my daughter's first cooking attempts were inspired from those same recipes. She is a teenager now, and I love having her cook with me in the kitchen. I am happily married, entering my 34th year as an RN, and work part-time at a local hospital. Oh... I love my dogs, my horse and..... my chickens (they bless me with plenty of fresh eggs every day)!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything ethnic, soups and stews, spicy and highly seasoned foods and the tried and trues that my family loves. I also love to do desserts and that is what I am usually asked to bring to pot lucks.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Having a family dinner is our most important tradition in general but there is always Jambalaya on Fat Tuesday, shrimp scampi with homemade fettucine every Valentine's Day, cheese fondue on special occasions, Black Eye Peas on New Years and the dozens upon dozens of Christmas cookies!
My cooking triumphs
No doubt the Frozen Grand Marnier Souffle I made for a Christmas Eve dinner when I was 19! So scrumtious and pretty too!
My cooking tragedies
Eggplant Parmesan..a big gooey mess and why did I try??? I hate eggplant!
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Harvest Salad
Perfection!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2014
Frosted Banana Bars
Oh my goodness, was this ever delicious! Other than cutting the sugar back to 1 rounded cup and adding a bit more banana, I made it as directed. Followed the suggestions of serving it cold and it was unbelievable how good it was. I made my own peanut butter frosting, because I don't care for the taste of canned frostings. So good and so easy!! I'll be making this one often.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2014
Sweet and Spicy Pork and Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry with Spicy Noodles
This recipe made a delicious dinner, like homemade take-out! 5 stars for flavor, 4 stars for method. After reading the directions, I made some changes. I felt that if I just added the carrots, peppers and celery to the wok after the pork was browned, they would still be pretty ‘hard’ when plated, or the pork would be overcooked. I chose to start by partially stir-frying the veggies in a bit of oil (excluding the napa cabbage) just until they began to lose that hardness, then set them aside. I added them back into the wok along with the cabbage after the meat was browned. They were the perfect tender crisp at serving time. The only other change I made was to add a bit of ginger and fresh garlic to the marinade for the pork, and let the meat marinate for a few hours. I also removed everything from the wok with a slotted spoon, before adding the cornstarch slurry to the juices in the pan. The sauce for the noodles was perfectly delish and not too sweet. I think it totally depends on which brand you choose for the sweet chili sauce, my sauce was sweet and spicy because I chose a sweet spicy (Asian) chili garlic sauce. The ketchup type American sweet chili sauce would be a huge mistake! I will make this again, using chicken next time.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2014
 
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