REDCWOLF Profile - (1814130)

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Living In: Salem, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
After spending 20 years as a single parent, I met my husband Steve over the internet - BEFORE it became fashionable. We married in 2000 and I moved to Australia for 5 years. We returned to Salem in 2005 and we both now work for the State of Oregon
My favorite things to cook
I make a killer Prime Rib in a salt cave. I treat most of my fresh vegetables to Asian methods of cooking and combinations. I love a good homemade soup, stew and spagetti sauce, although not all During the week we have a lot of salads that combine fresh vegetables with some form of meat, mostly ground turkey or grilled chicken as a main dish salad, even in winter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The aforementioned Prime Rig in a salt cave is an every Christmas Day tradition at our house. I also make homemade egg noodles, a tradition my grandmother started when she was young, to add to the turkey broth from the neck as a side dish at Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Again, the Prime Rib - I make a mean Pacific Coast chowder that has won a second in a cooking contest and has been published in a national magazine and a local cookbook.
My cooking tragedies
Once when I was home with pneumonia, I made a terrific soup from lots of left over meat and veggies from the fridge. Fell asleep while it simmered and it burned! It took a while to get the smell to dissipate since it was snowing out and I, being sick, couldn't open up all the windows and doors!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
No-Guilt Zesty Ranch Dip
Great on baked potatoes! Like others, we could eat it with a spoon. ;)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2011
Arrabbiata Sauce
I have made this many times now and tweak it to our taste. Instead of red pepper flakes, I use ground chili garlic paste (Tuong Ot Toi) found in the Asian food aisle. I find it adds the lovely spice and a mellow heat rather than the sharp heat of the pepper flakes. I've added all kinds of left over meats, olives, even finely diced veggies. This sauce is exceptionally adaptable. It's served at least twice a month at our house and more often if we are entertaining a crowd. Tip - try it with Asiago cheese on die for - trust me. ;)

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2011
Cobb Salad
This is an awesome salad as is, but I had to mess with I used Bacon and Blue Cheese dressing found in the produce isle. WOW. My husband loved it, I loved it and our guests did too. My husbanc hates blue cheese.....I haven't made him love it, but he loved this salad.

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

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