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Home Town: Shelby Township, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Indian, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for years but just recently have I really come to enjoy cooking and experiment with new recipes. I now love to try new things and enjoy cooking for friends and family and use fresh herbs. I even grown my own herbs and some vegetables that I use for cooking.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are Comfort Foods, Asian and Chicken dishes. Anything with meat and potatoes is great but I also love stir fry recipes that use lots of fresh veggies and herbs. I've just begun experimenting with seafood recipes as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All holidays with my family are great but I guess I love Thanksgiving best. My sister and I share cooking duties for our small family of 11 and enjoy making the traditional turkey with all the trimming and trying out new recipes for side dishes and desserts.
My cooking triumphs
My most favorite cooking experience is when I grilled and made all the side dishes for a party of 30 and everything turned out fantastic and everyone asked for the recipes to take with them. My second best experience is when I cooked an entire breakfast with a scrambled egg and potato casserole, bacon, coffee and bagels on a little Smokey Joe charcoal grill at a rustic campsite.
My cooking tragedies
The worst cooking experience I had was when making garlic soup and pureeing the hot soup in the blender it expanded and exploded out of the blender all over the stove, walls, ceiling and me!
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Crispy Pork Cutlets
I wanted to love this recipe as it sounded delicious. Made exactly as described but it came out extremely bland. Added lots of additional seasoning to sauce after the fact to give it flavor and allow us to eat it. Tonight for the left over pork cutlets I'll be making regular home made gravy using chicken stock.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2014
Salmon Croquette Burgers
Fantastic! I was actually afraid to try canned salmon...remembering from childhood how my Mom picked through it to remove bones and skin. I used the boneless/skinless variety by Bumblebee to make these patties and they were amazing. A little heat from the cayenne made them perfect. They were very flavorful...crispy on the outside and moist on the inside. Will be making these at least once a week to get more seafood into my diet.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2014
Artichoke Chicken
Loved the artichoke topping...but found the chicken breast itself flavorless as the flavor did not permeate the chicken. It would have been better I think if the topping was mixed with cubed or sliced chicken and then baked. I didn't have garlic pepper so I substituted a little garlic powder and fresh ground pepper. Adding just a hint of shredded cheddar 5 minutes before removing from oven is nice as well. I am going to try this topping when baking mild, flaky white fish.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2014

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