NESSER79 Profile - (18067533)

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Living In: Naples, Florida, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I've been cooking on and off over the past 5-6 years. Depending on how old the children have been, my husband has been doing more of the cooking as I tend the baby/ies. However, now that they are getting older and can entertain themselves a bit more, I've become much more interested in cooking. It's a fun and useful way to practice creativity!
My favorite things to cook
I make some basic meals that are kid-friendly. My favorite things to cook, or rather bake, are desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies every year (sugar cookies w/ homemade frosting and sprinkles).
My cooking triumphs
Anything I cook successfully I consider a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Are sometimes as frequent as my triumphs!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Clam Bake
Couldn't get any more delicious or easy! I took a large stockpot, put the red potatoes on bottom, a layer of clams, layer of mussels, and then snow crab legs instead of the shrimp. We also put a banana leaf on top for steaming (can also use seaweed). We added the entire 48 oz of chicken stock and a bottle of beer instead of vermouth. After sealing tightly, we followed the recipe's instructions for 45 minutes on Med-low (after bringing to a boil). We also included Old Bay Seasoning I was afraid the seafood would be overdone, but it wasn't. Excellent- especially the snow crab! A nice surprise was how delicious and soft the red potatoes came out. The skin had a lovely taste and the insides were creamy. We're already planning our next one, with a bigger pot and more seafood :).

21 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2010
Avocado, Tomato and Mango Salsa
Unbelievably good! This is the best salsa I've made yet and I've tried quite a few recipes here. It's a perfect blend of tropical flavors. We had it with chips, though I'm sure it'd be good on fish as well. Word to the wise- if you're sensitive to heat/spice, put less Jalapeno in. I just put in half a jalapeno and it was just enough heat. Also, I put in just one clove of garlic as opposed to 3. I love garlic, but not quite THAT much. Overall, a hit.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2010
Lemon Garlic Tilapia
Excellent with adjustments. I followed a lot of reviewers' advice: Preheat oven to 400. Mince up 2 cloves of garlic, squeeze 2-3 tbs of lemon juice, 3-4 tbs of butter melted, and some ritz crackers made into crumbs. A little salt and pepper on the tilapia. Sprinkle on the garlic, then lemon juice, then butter. Finish with the cracker crumbs. Put in oven for about 12 minutes and it's finished. Tastes great and even the kids like it!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 13, 2009

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