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Home Town: Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Living In: Boise, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2013
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Born&raised in NoVA, married my childhood sweetheart/best friend. We enjoy wine tastings, Celtic festivals, and all the great outdoor and cultural activities that Idaho has to offer. We are dog lovers and have had them almost constantly in our lives. One yr.after moving to Boise we rescued an adorable Westie pup,& then a Poodle/Chihuahua (we think) mix.They are the loves of our lives.
My favorite things to cook
This isn't really "cooking" but I like to get creative with salads. I'll cook a breaded chicken or grill a steak and make an all-in-one meal that way.
My cooking triumphs
Stir-fries and homemade eggrolls are my specialties. I'm a by-the-book cook generally, but I've been making these for so many years now that it's the one thing I feel comfortable throwing in any ingredient, and creating my own stir-fry sauces.
My cooking tragedies
Thankfully it's been a long time ago, but I would say that it is reading a recipe and not being able to see ahead of time it's going to be a flop.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Hubby & I loved this! Changes I made: mix of red and yellow onion, low fat/sodium version of the condensed soups, light sour cream, only 1 tsp of cumin, twice the amount of chili powder, 1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp. of onion & garlic powders, a Tbsp. of minced garlic with the peppers & onions, several grinds of black pepper and sea salt, 1-2 Tbsp of Frank's Red Hot Wings Buffalo sauce, couple dashes of Tabasco. Believe it or not, it wasn't very spicy-hot after all that. But it definitely needed something, since I was using the healthier soups. That's the great thing about this recipe-- you can make it your own! I also added some tortilla chip pieces on top of each serving for added crunch.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2014
Burrito Pie
DH and I really liked this one! I skipped the olives, used 9 LaTortilla Factory wheat tortillas for 3 layers. I added salt & pepper and several dashes of hot sauce and used Mexican blend cheese. Baked for 40 minutes in a 13x9 pan. Great served with shredded lettuce, a dollop of Greek yogurt, and a few tortilla chips around the edge. It had a similar mouth-feel of a 7 layer dip! Cut the remainder into several squares, refrigerating overnight, then will put into a vacuum-seal bag and freeze for easy leftovers over the coming months.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2014
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
I concur with others-- it works great with cut-up raw chicken, then take two forks to shred it. I also added rinsed black beans, chopped green pepper, doubled the garlic, and used all chicken stock (apprx 1 qt.) no water. Sprinkled with some broken-up bagged tortilla chips, shredded cheese and dollop of sour cream. Also, added some dashes of hot sauce for a kick. Hubby loved it, too. Definitely a keeper!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2014
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