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Home Town: Waxahachie, Texas, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
New to the at home thing. Always tried unique recipes, but lost interest for a while. Now, I have the time to really think about what I cook, and want to get back into unique cooking, rather than the planned 'meatloaf nite' thing!
My favorite things to cook
Very little that I won't try. I do leave the grilling scenarios to husband and son!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I always have to throw in the 'never tried' dish at the holidays. I try to imitate my mother from a standpoint of making something really special for special occasions and holidays. Best? The homemade liqueur at Christmas. Invite close friends/family to "tweak" the recipe of the moment, then bottle for gifts.
My cooking triumphs
I have to say the pickled corn relish made from locally grown veggies. People still ask about that and it's years old.
My cooking tragedies
I'm afraid those are too many to count! But, I have a family that has a wonderful sense of humor, so it's never a tragedy over food. They always recognize the effort and love put into it.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Saucy Beef and Vegetable Casserole
This was just ok for me. Pretty bland, but could be good spiced up a bit. I try to make by the recipe first. Little too much toppping for the amount of stuff. If I make again, will tweak with spices for sure. Thanks for recipe.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2012
Sweet, Sticky and Spicy Chicken
Was glad I read the reviews first, otherwise dinner would have been wasted food. Made the sauce separately which made sense in order to thicken properly. Also allowed for taste test. As written, it is very salty and kinda of blah on flavor for us. I had cut back on hot sauce (1T on doubled recipe) as 4 year old was eating too. It was just a lot of strong flavors crashing into each other. I added a couple pinches of chinese 5-spice, another 1-2 T of honey to sweeten it up and 1-2T peanut butter. Viola! After lightly browning floured chicken (another necessity I feel), I added the very thick sauce, tossed to coat over the heat, and put over rice. I'm still stunned by the compliments from all including the grandson who normally just eats when he likes it or says I don't like it. Still used 4 large breasts cut up, and doubled sauce because I was putting over rice. 3 stars for the original recipe, as it is a good base...but, I would taste before coating your cooked chicken, so you can adjust if you want.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2012
My Crab Cakes
Sorry, but I did not care for this recipe! These were very bland, way too much cracker and just....plain. I thought I misread the recipe, but....alas, not. Don't understand the raves for this. All I could taste was cracker and onion. Even the cayenne was lost, and I added 1/2 again as much because we like spicy. It did have a nice crunch though. Even after soaking up all the oil in the pan! Won't even tweak this recipe; sorry!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2011

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