JOAN2005 Profile - (18354843)

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Home Town: The Hamptons New York, New York, USA
Living In: The Hamptons, New York, New York, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Fishing
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About this Cook
Hi there.... I am a divorced mother of 2 children. Son 22 and daughter 13. My son is away in college and I share custody of my daughter. I have an 82 year old mother that rarely cooks anymore. I am a commodities broker and I work from home. I love to eat so it's a good thing that I like to cook!! Cooking is a favorite hobby. Several times a week after a busy day working... i'll go downstairs, turn up the music and try new receipes from I entertain often and my guests usually love my cooking. Additionally, I cook for both my mother and my son and send them home with care packages weekly. They both love homemade meals from my kitchen. Cooking for my family and my friends is one of the ways that I show them love. It's one of the best gifts that I can give and a gift that I know is very much appreciated.
My favorite things to cook
Summertime and springtime... I enjoy bbqing using all the fresh veggies of the season. Lots of salads too Additionally... I am a boater and do lots of fishing and clamming so I eat lots of fish during the summer months. In the fall and winter...I enjoy lots of comfort foods such as soups, pastas and meat and potatoes. Love using the slow cooker in the winter as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was growing up every Sunday we went to church then to the bakery. We came home and made a huge brunch with eggs, sausage, rolls, bagels, tomatoes etc. On holidays... we have a very large extended family so there was lots and lots of cooking and eating.
My cooking triumphs
Lots of the recipes from this site... Asian beef skewers, asian salad, bannana pudding, Lisa's easy chicken, bowties with sausage, tomatoe and cream, etc. etc. etc.
My cooking tragedies
Christmas breakfast sausage casserole from this site. I don't know what I did but it turned out to be a complete disaster. The dog ate well that day!! Also...I had a family party this past March. There was lots of commotion and I was trying to do 10 things at once. I put pizza in the oven to reheat. The cheese dripped down inside the oven and burned filling the house with smoke which set off the fire alarm. It was freezing out and we had to open all the doors and windows. I had my dogs running through the house tripping all my guest (some elderly). Fire department calling, cousins running around trying to shut off the smoke alarm. It was so crazy and one of my elderly aunts said to me as I walked her out to the car... "I don't know if I'm comming or going".
Recipe Reviews 111 reviews
Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken
Delish!!!! Marinated for 24 hours and grilled 9 minutes on each side (probably could have done 8 on each side). Had plenty of sauce left for dipping. Would definitely make again.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2014
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Loved it! Switched it up with what I had on hand. Used broccoli & cheddar cheese. Also added red & yellow peppers to the onion sauté!!! Yummy!!!! UPDATE! 11/1/14 I'm trying to watch my weight but wanted this because it was so good. Lowered the calories this way….Again I used red and yellow peppers along with the onions and sautéed them with cooking spray rather than the oil. Used 2 cps of cheese (I use cheddar) instead of 3. Used 2 eggs and 6 egg whites. I also used cooked broccoli instead of spinach. I used a glass pyrex pie plate and cooked it for 40 min. Delish… sweet and savory!!!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2014
Beef Stew VI
Delish!!! Made it twice… 1st with lamb. 2nd with beef. We definitely enjoyed the beef but... WE LOVED THE LAMB !!!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2014
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