kleescraga Profile - Allrecipes.com (180991638)


Home Town: Miami, Florida, USA
Living In: Spring Branch, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2013
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
When I was employed, cooking was all about coming home from work and getting a meal on the table as fast as possible. As I am essentially a morning person, this was a challenge for me. Now every day is a culinary adventure I love.
My favorite things to cook
Almost every recipe sent to me daily by allrecipes.com, but especially anything submitted by Chef John whom we have been following for years.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Ya'll know we southern gals cook with bacon grease, aka drippings. My mom used canned goods almost exclusively and she was a farm girl. She also liked to stockpile canned goods, a habit formed by the 30's Great Depression, I think. I rarely use canned anything.
My cooking triumphs
As of today, I've never made a souffle, but one of my goals is to try. I do make bread people love, but, personally, I do not normally eat bread with a meal. Weird, huh?
My cooking tragedies
Making a meal my husband doesn't like. PTL it doesn't happen often, but I am always trying new recipes. Some really read well, but don't taste as good as anticipated. I don't cry over this, however, because it's probably the recipe and not me.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Chef John's BLT Pasta
Husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. Arugula isn't a favorite of mine so I substituted kale which had been cooked for a short time in chicken broth to "tenderize" it and make it less bitter. It worked well, the dark green very colorful with the tomatoes. Cut the recipe in half and there were no leftovers (husband dislikes eating leftovers)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2014
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
How refreshing to see a recipe introduced by a Biblical quote (sort of)! I will definitely try this one because we eat a LOT of chicken these days, but remembering that "man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father." Better yet, this meal is free!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2014
Roasted Red Potato Salad
This roasted potato salad is definitely a keeper for us. Delicious just as given.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2014

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