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Judy R

Judy R
Home Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
Living In: Renton, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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My Sister and I
About this Cook
Born, raised and still living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, I've been cooking for over 35 years. I am a Red Hatter and in my spare time, volunteer at the Seattle/King County Humane Society. I also work full-time as an Administrative Assistant. I am also a member of a small group called, The Dining Divas, (circa 2005). We are four strong and have tried everything from Brazillian to Irish Pubs and Sushi to Native American and Moroccon with Belly Dancing thrown in for good measure. Every month is a different type of cuisine or restaurant.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is anything. I love trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family lives out of state so we don't have family gatherings now.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my great nieces and great nephew to like Shrimp Coleslaw. Unfortunatly they only like mine, not their mother's or their grandmother's even though they use the exact same ingredients. The children say, "It's not like Aunties!" It's really easy to make, just open a bag of coleslaw, add a bottle of your favorite slaw dressing (or make your own. – I like to use Kraft). Add a can of small Bay Shrimp and PRESTO, you have a slaw that good enough for company or to use at a ‘potluck’ supper.
My cooking tragedies
Making Thanksgiving for my late father-in-law and late step-mother-in-law. The turkey fell off the oven rack to the floor while I was trying to baste it. I picked it up and rinsed it off and put it back into the oven but they didn't even wait to see how it tasted. They decided to take their motorhome and scamper off. P.S. The turkey turned out great. My husband and I had a lot of turkey leftovers.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Tuna Fish Cakes
It would get 5 stars except I sub/added some things otherwise I'm sure it would be great as is. Okay here goes. I usually make my own version but decided to try something a little different tonight. I doubled the recipe (some are going for my lunch tomorrow). Used 2 cans each of mixed chunk light tuna and chunk white tuna in water; I don’t use prepared package food because of allergies so substituted regular dry bread crumbs in place of Stove Top; used 1 cup tuna water in place of regular water and added enough sparkling lingonberry juice (from IKEA) to make 1 cup (which was about 1 Tbsp.); also added 1 tsp. onion powder. Then minced the following very fine: 1 stalk celery; ¼ green bell pepper; 4 baby carrots; 2 Tbsp. minced dried onions and added 1 whole egg to mix. I use Best Foods Mayonnaise instead of Miracle Whip, and a 1 tsp. Kosher Salt; put it in the fridge for 10 minutes and totally forgot the cheese. I used a ½ cup measure to make the cakes and fried in a combination of butter and olive oil, and yes, some of them fell apart so I just grabbed my trusty box of Panko Bread Crumbs, probably about 3/4 to 1 cup, and added it to the mix until it was mixed in and went on frying; then I made a white sauce to go on the cakes. I served it with buttered whole-kernel corn and plum tomato slices.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2010
Mom's Cucumbers
YUMMY! I tried it before it was chilled and it was good. I tried it again after it chilled for an hour, it was even better. I used Splenda instead of the sugar, slice the onions in half-moon slices and added chopped tomatoes and the only salt I used was celery salt and no water. To make a presentation I used a veggie peeler to take thin slices of peel off and then ran the tines of a fork down the side of cucmber to make a design; looks great when sliced. Will try with Apple-Cider vinegar next time.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2010
Tropical Pineapple Chicken
I made some changes like others did. I added 3 Tablespoons Honey, 3 oz package Melissa's Dried Lemon Peels, 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder, 1/2 Tablespoon Onion Powder, 3/4 cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce to the chicken breasts. YUMMY! It went well with rice and a vegetable for a side.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2010
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