COURTNEYGRIFF Profile - (18122451)

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Home Town: Small Town, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Beautifulplace, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My husband is an incredibly good cook so I got into cooking to keep up with him! Plus, I just LOVE food, thinking about it, shopping for it, prepping it and cooking it! And, of course, we both LOVE to eat and we enjoy taking care of the people we love. There's nothing better than having people here to cook for them! We're a house of "food is love".
My favorite things to cook
I like to make one pot things- soups, chilis, sauces. I have a few recipes that I always come back to, but I try to cook a new recipe every time I make dinner. We also love to experiment with bbq ribs on the grill.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a Christmas brunch tradition- started by my husband's parents- Eggs Benedict, hash browns and mimosas. What a great, relaxing way to spend Christmas day....ahhhh
My cooking triumphs
Even though I'm not a baker, I enjoy decorating cakes. I did an Elmo cake last year for our child's birthday and it came out perfectly! I was so proud!
My cooking tragedies
I recently made two new recipes- one pot meals- that had onions for one of the base ingredients. The first recipe wasn't that great, but I just figured it was the recipe. The second recipe was awful too. The onions were the only thing they had in common. I think I used old onions. Anyway, all the prep and cooking and excitment of looking forward to a new recipe, literally down the drain!
Recipe Reviews 283 reviews
Chicken Tortilla Soup I
awesome- added cumin too- used 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice, 2 cans black beans and cooked the chx in the soup- took it out and shredded it and added it back in. SO GOOD!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2012
Creamy Blueberry Pie
SO awesomely good- realized right as I pulled the sour cream from the fridge to add it in, that it had gone bad (note to self, check ingredients before starting a recipe!) and used a little kid 'splitz' yogurt and some leftover fresh ricotta cheese. This was AWESOME GOOD, not too sweet, but SO fab. I think I cooked it about 50 mins total and just eyeballed how many blueberries to put into the bottom of the pie shell. So good my little brother who a s picky pie man was SWOONING!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2012
Creme Fraiche Chicken
This was AWESOME! 4 star rating right now because I want to experiment with the type of wine to use....used sav. blanc tonight and I feel it could really stand a more assertive wine as the base. that being said, I did add more wine to the recipe- probably doubled it- and a little dried thyme- along with s&p with chx, onions and after adding creme fraiche- which I made from scratch based on another review for this recipe. My husband RAVED about how good it was and he was SO right! Thanks for this one!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2011
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