ERINDENISE21 Profile - (18093312)

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Home Town: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Living In: Pleasant Grove, Utah, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Erin and John
About this Cook
I am currently a technical support specialist, but am earning my master's in marketing. I have been happily married for 3 years.
My favorite things to cook
I love Asian food and could eat it everyday! I love to make stir-fry and LOVE sticky rice. My current favorite easy meal is garlic stir-fried veggies with rice pilaf and shaved parmesan. YUM! I also love to grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom and sisters are TERRIFIC cooks, so all of our holiday meals are delicious! My Mom makes wonderful gravy for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner is always delicious! Last year we had prime rib and lobster. YUM!
My cooking triumphs
For Valentine's Day a couple years ago I made my husband prime rib with mashed potatoes and gravy. The prime rib took a LOT longer to cook than the recipe said, but my husband raves about it and the gravy to this day. I just need to find that recipe again...
My cooking tragedies
I was in a Gourmet Foods class in high school once and we had to make a dessert of our choice. My friends and I chose Key Lime Pie. Well, it tasted okay, but we put WAY too much green food coloring in--it turned out army green!
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
Loved, loved, LOVED this recipe! We made it for a family "Welcome Fall" get together we have every year, where we have a couple different kinds of soups. Everyone loved it and there was hardly any left. And it makes A LOT. It just barely fit in our crock pot without overflowing. Since some people in the family don't like things too spicy, we just used 4 cans of regular chili beans, which we didn't drain. We also used a milder chili pepper (I believe they were Anaheim). I will definitely make this again and may substitute cut up chuck roast next time for an extra "meatiness" factor.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2012
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
By far THE best cornbread I have ever made or had. I especially liked the corner pieces. I thought it was the perfect amount of sweetness. We ate it with chili, but I would also eat it with some butter and honey. I will definitely be making this again and will count this as my go-to cornbread recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2012
Cuban Ropa Vieja
I made this recipe exactly as written and I thought it was good as a basic shredded beef recipe, but I would definitely recommend adding something to give it a little kick. I could see kids liking it cuz it's kinda bland, but my hubby and I agreed it could use a little heat. I will make it again, but next time I will add some tabasco or some chopped jalapenos. I'm not the kind of person who likes things really spicy, but just things to have lots of flavor. Green chiles might be good to add, too.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2011

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