FTLSWEETIE Profile - Allrecipes.com (18094670)


Home Town: Columbus, Indiana, USA
Living In: San Jose, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook and bake for family and friends.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, cookies, cakes, dips, anything to do with seafood.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions are not very practical for today's living style. Lots of butter, bacon grease, fried foods, etc. I only get this stuff now when I go home and I my Aunt cooks for me:-)
My cooking triumphs
Creating my own unique spin on favorite dishes to make them low-fat/low-sugar since learning about my Diabetes.
My cooking tragedies
My first Thanksgiving dinner, I didn't know about the giblets left inside the turkey cavity. I smelled it before I knew what it was and dinner was ruined:-)
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Easy Stroganoff
Yummy comfort food! I made some changes to make this a little more friendly calorie / fat / sodium wise. I used whole wheat egg noodles (12 oz package), 1 bag of Boca Meatless Ground Crumbles, 2 Tbsp (or to taste) Low Sodium Worcestershire sauce, left out the seasoned salt, used 99% fat free cream of mushroom soup, 1 soup can of skim milk and low-fat sour cream. I also cooked my crumbles and garlic with a pan sprayed with Pam to prevent sticking. My husband gave it AAA+++ and said he would definitely eat it again.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2012
Tuna and Chickpea Salad
This was absolutely fantastic! I made it to the recipe. My only substitutions were adding lemon peel from the fresh lemon and since I didn't have tuna in olive oil, I used two packets of low-sodium tuna + 1 Tbsp Olive Oil. I also went with the author's suggestion of adding drained, chopped artichoke hearts. Since my husband is on Phase 1 of South Beach, we served this over lettuce and it made a perfect light dinner on a hot, summer night. The lemon gives the perfect amount of brightness and the red onion that added zing! Thank you so much for a fabulous recipe!!!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2012
Stuffed Bell Peppers
These were absolutely fantastic and will definitely be going into our repertoire of menu items:-) I used the Boca Ground Crumbles...and two red plus two green peppers to add a little color. We also did not have white rice, so I used Jasmine rice. Otherwise, left it exactly the same. I will say that the prep time for me was around 50 minutes, but soooo worth it!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2012
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