MOONMYST17 Profile - (18371157)

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Living In: Miami, Florida, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook. I love the food network,and I love to try new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I am currently obsessed with my slow cooker. I do however make some great fajitas, and some authentic Puerto Rican dishes. I also love to bake and spend alot of time during the holidays baking goodies for friends and family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother is still the best cook I know. I love watching her throw things into a pot without a single measurement. Her food goes straight to the heart and stomach.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make and can my own preserved jellies. I made them last year for the holidays and I am already getting requests for this year. Also, learning and perfecting an apple pie from scratch recipe, with just the right combination of apples and spices.
My cooking tragedies
Potato salad. I tried to make my moms potato salad, but like so many others in my family there are no exact measurments. I failed miserably. I continue to just buy my potato salad from publix instead.
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Simple Salisbury Steaks
Only gave 4 stars since I made modifications, but this came out VERY good. I cannot cook with raw onion in my house so I used a packet of dry onion soup mix and added it to the beef. I kept everything else the same except the remaining can of soup I thinned with a bit of milk and a dash of worsteshire sauce and cooked as directed. This was VERY flavorful and tasted great with a side of mashed potatoes. Thinning out the soup made more gravy to put on the potatoes. Yummy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2011
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Wonderful and flavorful! Made this for a work potluck and everyone raved about it!!! Will make this again and again! Edited: I have made this the traditional way as well as a more milder version to be more kid friendly. For a milder taste I used 1 can diced and 1 can tomatoes with chilies, 1 can chicken broth instead of beer. Both taste amazing! I also have taken leftovers and drained the excess liquid and cooked enchilada style with flour tortillas in the oven for 30 min. with some of the drained liquid and cheese baked on top. It is fabulous! This recipe is so versitile and EASY!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2011
Eggplant Parmesan II
This was wonderful! I let the eggplant sweat for about 30 minutes as others suggested. I brushed olive oil on each breaded slice before baking at 450 for about 8 minutes each side. I then continued as the recipe said. It was perfectly tender on the inside with crisp coating. Served this with a side of buttered pasta and a simple salad. It was not greasy as other eggplant recipes I have made in the past. No need to look at other recipes, this is the ONE!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2010

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