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Hungry Hungry Hippo

Hungry Hungry Hippo
Home Town: Johannesburg, California, USA
Living In: Fair Oaks, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Mother Dear and I
About this Cook
I'm single, over 50, and livin' large in Northern California. I have 2 grown sons and 2 grandkids, that live out of state. I live with my mother and do most of the shopping and cooking. Currently, I'm unemployed.
My favorite things to cook
Mom doesn't eat much and I'm trying to lose a few pounds so we keep it pretty simple around here. I really love my indoor grill. I've never been much of a baker, which is good, I don't need the temptation.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just the traditional family Thanksgiving turkey dinner. We love cornbread, sausage, sage and mushroom stuffing. Mom always bakes the pecan pies. We usually do a prime rib roast for Christmas and always black eyed peas on New Years Day for luck!
My cooking triumphs
I recently made a DELICIOUS shrimp, angel hair pasta, feta cheese, tomato and marinated artichoke dish for the man in my life. It was sooo good!
My cooking tragedies
I've had my share. I say if I don't cut myself or burn myself while cooking I consider that a triumph!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Sweet and Sour Pork
I followed GRAMMA GORGEOUS's direction. Marinated pork in soy sauce, drained and then rolled in cornstarch. Fried pork, removed, fried veggies, then simmered both together in sauce and added pineapple near the end. I used carrot, celery, onion, green and red pepper, sugar snap peas and water chestnut. Her recipe for sweet & sour was a little tart. Next time I'll reduce the vinegar a bit.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2013
Mama Corleone's Sausage and Peppers
Tasty! I took the casing off the sausage and sliced it before browning. I added more garlic and seasoning, a sliced purple onion, a can of diced tomato and used tri-color penne pasta.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2013
Shrimp Scampi Bake
Yummy! I served this with linguine. There's just two of us so I halved the recipe. I used 80% butter and 20% olive oil. Sauteed the garlic in the olive oil for a minute then added the butter, lemon juice, parsley and (what I had) spicy brown mustard. We had jumbo shrimp size 16-20 per pound (tails off) which I had sprinkled with lemon pepper ahead of time. Baked about 11 minutes. I turned them over half way through baking and sprinked them with some parmesan cheese. Made my Mama happy.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2012

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