alicia Profile - (16774799)

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Home Town: Small Town, Alabama, USA
Living In: Stressed Most Of The Time, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Little Bird
About this Cook
I haven't been married long. Still trying to improve my cooking skills for him. I've never cooked this much in my life. Before marriage, my pantry was often empty. I basically threw stuff in a pan with olive oil and garlic - sort of stir fried everything a little. I was much thinner then :( I work full-time and am constantly in search of a job that I would actually enjoy. My hubby and I are happy in love. He is my soul-mate. We hope to get pregnant in a year or so. I love my family. They are a big deal to me :) I enjoy reading and camping mostly....I like writing and creating garbage art....creating things from what others throw away or disregard...its trashy, but beautiful. I would be nothing without my Faith in God. Music= Van Morrison & Johnny Cash to name the top 2. Jesus, My hubby, MLK, our Native American ancestors and Dr. Zahi Hawass = my heroes. The Oceans = my solace. Let's clean up the oil spill folks. The earth is weeping and so am I.
My favorite things to cook
chicken....that's basically what I cook...just in a little oil in a skillet...its just easy. I eat salads for lunch and dinner and usually add a strip or 2 of chicken...trying to do the low carb thing. I have to pair the chicken with a side or 2 for my hubby or wrap them in a tortillas with salsa and cheese. Salads just aren't usually his thing. I cook beef in various ways as well, but my favorite thing is grilled fish topped with oil and a bbq rub of sorts....yummy
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband is a pro with the grill and/or smoker. He makes these ribs that taste sweet...almost like candy. This is a day long process. No sauce is needed. He adds a little of this and a little of that... 2 of the main ingredients are honey and apple juice. I could give you the recipe, but he just might shake me....they are his prize winning ribs when entering bbq contests. They are so tender that they fall off the bone. I make twice baked potatoes and bread as sides.
My cooking triumphs
I haven't burned bread in 6 months. When I first "set up house" with my hubby, I set off the smoke alarms numerous times every week. One of the first times,I was cooking a huge meal for my hubby. Not wanting him to know I had burned the bread, I opened all the windows and the back door, fanned the smoke detector with a plate and quickly threw the bread outside to hide the evidence. Little did I know there was a repair man working outside and I hit him in the head with a smokey, black hockey puck. Luckily he fell to the ground in laughter. My hubby hasn't let me live that one down as of yet.
My cooking tragedies
See triumphs ha! The smoke alarm has become the dinner bell in my house LOL.... Pretty much everything I tried to make out of an Amish cook book was a disaster also. I think that there was something a little quirky with the recipes. I wonder if these are off in that they were designed by a woman who cooks on a wood stove, Maybe the editor printed untried recipes for an electric or gas stove. They just didn't work for me. The worst were her doughnuts and bread pie! Disasters! I've helped my Mom and grandma's cook all my life, I know how, & can follow a recipe. I like cooking for others. In that way, I'm helping another. If not, I wouldn't cook. My pantry would be empty.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Grilled Corn on the Cob
This was ok. Everyone seemed to like them even my nieces and nephews. Made a perfect contribution to our 4th of July dinner. I actually baked mine the night before...had to work early that day, so no times to grill. Thanks for the recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2010
Fresh Tomato Pie
Made a few changes here or there since I didn't have a few of the ingredients. Just used the ingrediets I had available. I mixed in a little cream of chicken soup to the mayo to add a little something extra. It smelled great....I did't taste...these were given as gifts to Grandad and Father-in-law as a thank you for giving me tons of fresh tomatoes from their personal gardens this summer. Thanks for the recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2010
Butter Flaky Pie Crust
It turned out ok. I was out of shortening so using butter was a good substitute. I made an apple pie for my hubby and several fried pies for Grandad using this crust....tasted ok even if they did look like a big hot mess, because I lack an easy hand and, well, skill with pastry. Thanks for the recipe/

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Reviewed On: Jul. 16, 2010

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