TRACY K Profile - (18328570)

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Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Peanut Choconana Smoothie
Sauteed Garlic Asparagus
Cottage Cheese Enchiladas
Egg in a Boat
Mediterranean Lemon Chicken
About this Cook
My biggest cooking regret is that I didn't get my gramma's pie crust recipe before she passed away - it was truly amazing. She made throwing together a Thanksgiving dinner for the whole family look like a piece of cake. She used whole butter & cream in everything she made and somehow always kept her figure.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and try new recipes. I find food preperation - chopping, mixing, measuring - therapuetic. I had a girlfriend over for dinner one night and as she watched me chop garlic cloves she said "can't you get that stuff pre-chopped in a jar?" I said "Yeah, but why would you?"
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies, of course! I loved watching my mom ice them as a child and now I use her old tin cookie cutters in my own kitchen every year. Gingerbread men are my favorite.
My cooking triumphs
I successfully hosted a food & wine tasting for 10 of my friends in 2005. It took me a week to plan the menu and pair the wines, and 2 full days to prep and cook. They're still talking about it and still asking for the recipes!
My cooking tragedies
As newlyweds my husband and I invited our first dinner guests over for some homemade chili. I noticed an unusual taste and realized while putting the leftovers away that the bottom of my pan was covered in burnt chili - I had obviously had the heat too high. Our polite and funny friend said "I thought there was an interesting charbroiled flavor in there - I thought it was your secret ingredient!"
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Sour Cream Chicken and Stuffing
The basic flavor and consistency of this recipe is good, but both my husband and I found it lacking in textural variety. I would most definitely add some peas and carrots next time; maybe some potatoes.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2010
Spanish Rice II
I tripled this recipe in a big pot and it turned into a mushy flavorless blob. Maybe it was me?

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2010
Refried Beans Without the Refry
Comparable to what you find on the menu at your favorite Mexican restaurant and much, much tastier than the canned variety (sorry Rosarita). Made it as the recipe listed, but I would have liked a little more pizazz. Still, I will definitely be making these again and again and again...

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2010
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