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Eleanor


Eleanor
 
Home Town: Pasadena, California, USA
Living In: Oakland, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Labor & Delivery RN in Walnut Creek, CA. I just got married to my best friend and we bought our first house in Oakland - I finally have a dishwasher and counterspace again!! Our son Anders was born in April '09 and he is the new love of my life!
My favorite things to cook
Long, involved recipes that leave lots of dishes - that's when I know I've done a good job, when the kitchen's a mess! :) My new favorite pastime is making crazy cakes - a la Duff Goldman - for parties and friends' events.
My cooking triumphs
I catered our housewarming party all from scratch! It was tedious but everything went over so well.
My cooking tragedies
Too often I try to bake a cake when I get home from work at 8 AM.. and then the timer doesn't wake me up when I pass out on the couch. Soooo many crispy baked goods are in my past!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Mexican Rice II
Like out of a good Mexican restaurant. This is easy and makes a great accompaniment to just about any main dish. I like to serve it with Cilantro-Lime Chicken.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2009
Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs
Really great flavor! The only problem I had was that the bacon doesn't cook on all sides (where it's pressed against other pieces on the skewers). So, I put the pieces in a hot skillet for a few minutes to crisp up. My husband didn't mind the soft bacon on the sides. I tried to boil the leftover marinade to make a safer basting glaze, but once it boiled I didn't appreciate the smell/taste. So, I didn't baste them at all. They really didn't need it - the chicken (after marinating x 4 hours) and bacon lent a nice flavor to surrounding pieces. I added green bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, and red onions to our skewers. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2009
Carol's Arroz Con Pollo
Made this on Cinco de Mayo for my husband and sister. It was quite good, and they absolutely loved it. I had planned on leftovers for the next night's dinner, but we only had enough for one lunch! I added cumin as others suggested.

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Reviewed On: May 20, 2009
 
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