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Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am very much into healthy cooking and baking. Since my husband had a heart attack, I am into turning so many common unhealthy recipes into extremely healthy recipes. And that goes for everything. Now there are some foods that we just don't eat. For instance, pork, most beef, all processed meats and some baked goods such as doughnuts. Also, anything with hydrogenated oils (very, very bad for you). I can take most any baked item and substitute the butter, margarine and shortening, and use Smart Balance spread or canola/olive oil or apple sauce. I always use less sugar and when I feel the need to use some whole wheat flour to a baked recipe, I know I am making it even more healthy.
My favorite things to cook
Any main dish such as a casserole or quiche. I have an excellent recipe for an easy lasagne that does not require pre cooking the noodles. Buy using fat free ricotta cheese, egg beaters and eliminating all meat, the recipe is virtually fat free. It is delicious. I get rave reviews on it every time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Adding LOTS of onions. They are so good for you.
My cooking triumphs
Any meal that my husband asks for seconds.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were first married, I made a fish recipe that called for milk. It quickly cooled down after taking it out of the oven. The more it cooled down, the worse it tasted. I have never made, nor will ever make a recipe again, that calls for fish and milk together.
Recipe Reviews 80 reviews
Garlic Soup
So simple, yet sooooo good. It was just what I was looking for. I used a bulb of garlic and some jarred garlic as well. I substituted olive oil for the butter and put in 8 chicken bouillon cubes, used some canned diced tomatoes and put in some gnocci about 10 minutes before serving. Sooooo good. Thanks for a great recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2012
Best Ever Banana Bread
This banana bread is so good. I had to ditch my old recipe because it called for butter/margarine, and I have become lactose intolerant. So, I tried this one because of the oil. I used canola oil and lactose free milk instead of the buttermilk. I also added a streusel topping as one of the other reviewers stated, and it was so delicious. I'll be using this recipe from now on. Thanks so much for sharing.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2011
Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
Don't miss out on trying this recipe. So delicious!! The first time I made it, I cooked it on top of the stove in a large deep skillet. It worked just fine, but the next day, the "soup" had soaked into the biscuit portion and I had to make more soup to pour on top of the biscuits. But it stilled turned out great. The second time I made it, I skipped making the biscuit portion and just put gnocchi in the "soup" portion, and it turned out as a wonderful stew. When my daughter makes it, she makes the biscuits separately, puts a biscuit into a serving bowl and pours the soup right over top. Still turns out great. My husband and I love this!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2011

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