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Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Columbus, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am at the expert level of cooking. Always looking for and trying new ways to prepare the same foods. Hubby insists on three different meals each day so I don't want him getting bored eating the same thing over and over.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite is Gumbo with base. I cook german, mexican, italian, southern, and asian cuisines. My children think my asian dishes are far better than the restaurants. lol
My favorite family cooking traditions
I believe in sharing recipes because when I'm gone, I want my recipes to still be eaten by family and friends.
My cooking triumphs
Seafood Gumbo, Chicken and Dumplings, egg drop soup, House Fried Rice, beef roast, smothered pork chops, etc
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married I could only make a poor excuse for spaghetti. I only knew how to make cornbread but I had to use the glass my father used to teach me to measure the milk.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Restaurant Style Egg Drop Soup
This soup is truly awesome. My family likes it more than the soup they buy at local Asian Restaurants. I add a few frozen peas and carrots and thicken with just a tad more cornstarch. At the table we add a generous amount of black pepper and the eating is on. Thanks for a wonderfully easy version of Egg Drop Soup. Needless to say, we no longer buy it out. It's cheaper than the restaurant and tastier.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2011
Ed Zieba's Famous Family Pork Chops
I have made a similar recipe but I trim the excess fat from my pork chops and season them with season salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Next I put the fat in a heavy skillet and render the grease from the fat. There will only be enough to cover the bottom of the skillet. If not, add enough oil to just cover the bottom of the skillet and flash fry the chops over high heat until they are brown on both sides but not cooked thru. Next I place them in a baking dish, cover them with onions, you decide how many just insure each pork chop has some, add about 2 to 3 tablespoons of water or chicken broth, cover and cook 30 to 45 minutes until tender and succulent. My family calls these "Mama's Pork Chops." Try them they are super easy, really flavorful and very very tender and succulent, not dry. I bake them at 350.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2010
Bengali Chicken Curry with Potatoes
Cayenne pepper is ground red pepper. You may be able to use crushed red pepper in it's place. This msg is for um ahmed. I have not tried this recipe yet but it looks quite interesting doing the stir fry today. It sounds like a 3 or 4 rating.

29 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2010

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