CarolFstr Profile - (18153458)

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Home Town: Vista, California, USA
Living In: Gardnerville, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
All of our children are now grown, but they keep coming home for meals with their families. I love being able to share quick and budget friendly meals with them so they can create the love of food we all shared when they were growing up. Coming from a farming background I love using the freshest, in-season produce.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes, especially for appetizers, vegetables and desserts. I also love to entertain and am fortunate that my friends and family are willing to be guinea pigs for new recipes. I try to make a new recipe every few days.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We encouraged our kids to cook and had a policy that if they cooked they did not have to do the clean up. All of the kids are fairly good cooks today. We also encouraged the kids to try new foods and we are fortunate that they are not very picky eaters.
My cooking tragedies
To this day my family still gives me grief over the "Peanut Butter Chicken" recipe a friend gave me. I cook almost everyday and this is the ONLY meal we could not eat.
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Sausage Pasta
Made this when my 6 year old picky granddaughter was here and she had 3 helpings. I used turkey Italian sausage and added a few red pepper flakes so it had a hint of a kick. Also used fresh spinach in the colander. It is very versatile and will probably add fresh mushrooms next time. It is great reheated too. Used whole wheat penne pasta.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2014
Low Carb Jambalaya
We are dieting and I found this lovely recipe. It was really, really good and gave us the flavors of Jambalaya that we love. Made exactly as written but did use chicken andouille sausage. Thank you so much for a recipe that helps us keep the weight off while keeping the taste. . . and it was quick and easy to boot.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2012
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
I was looking for a different salad last night and had just run across this recipe. Had a pear I needed to use up so, voila. OMG, this is so good and the dressing is wonderful. I didn't have walnut oil, so used the same amount of EVOO and it was still excellent. I also used butter lettuce, but I think this recipe is pretty forgiving. Thanks for a great recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 6, 2011

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