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Tami


Tami
 
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Genealogy
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About this Cook
We are "empty nesters" with two grown children and I am still learning to cook for just two people - it's hard! We have several dogs, so I still like quick and easy (try cooking with 5 dogs underfoot!).
My favorite things to cook
Anything "new" - I love trying new recipes (sometimes to my husband's dismay)! Probably my real favorite is making large "traditional" meals - Thanksgiving, etc. - where I have to plan ahead. So long as I have the time! ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
One side of my family is from Germany, the other from Sweden. So, I have LOTS of recipes that have been handed down. Probably my favorites are my paternal great-grandmother's Swedish "breakfast bread" and my maternal grandmother's Thanksgiving meat stuffing - yum!
My cooking triumphs
Most things I cook turn out exceptionally well. I tend to improvise a lot since my husband is lactose intollerant! Finding substitutes for things he cannot have (and still taste good!) are my finest triumphs!
My cooking tragedies
Early on, my biggest tradegy was learning to cook chicken long enough but not dry it out - I can't tell you how many raw chicken breasts made it to the table! :) Also - anything with homemade dough has been a challenge. Usually, I don't give it enough time to rise and I do not have all the "equipment" so I have to knead by hand (yuck!).
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken
This was good but was missing something... I followed other reviewer's suggestions by adding some basil, oregano, LOTS of garlic, and reduced the amount of cheese. Still, I thought it was missing something. I don't keep wine on hand, but I might try some marsala wine next time (seems appropriate with the recipe) or will deglaze the pan with some vermouth (keeps well for those who don't keep wine in the house).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2007
Mouse's Macaroni and Cheese
Fabulous mac and cheese! Used Kraft "Crumbles" cheese blend and what was left over of sharp cheddar in the fridge... Omitted the mustard (I was afraid to try), but will next time! :) This is the closest to my mom's homemade mac and cheese that I've found! Thanks bunches for the recipe!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2007
Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken
I followed several of the recommendations - used red wine vinegar, and brown sugar. I was still disappointed. I guess I should have listened to everyone who used chicken breasts and got dry results. Obviously, this receipe should NOT be made with breasts... mine were dry, too (6 hours on low and turned half way through). Also, at first the flavor was good, but after several bites it was too much (the vinegar, I think - and we like vinegar). Hubby said don't make again. Sorry...

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2007
 
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