Annie26 Profile - (18415025)

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Home Town: Burbs, Illinois, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Boating, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a newly wed. I love to cook, drink wine, work out, and read.
My favorite things to cook
The easier the better, without sacrificing taste. LOVE one pot meals-Pastas, jambalaya, paella, and chili. I make soup and salad at least once a week. My taste buds must be weakened because I tend to use more seasoning than any of these recipes suggest.
My favorite family cooking traditions
NONE. my mom's food had no flavor because thats all my dad would eat so in general, I'm attempting to start my own traditions.
My cooking triumphs
This year I've had a lot of great "firsts". My first meatloaf, first pot roast, first cream soup, etc. It's all been pretty darn good for someone without experience.
My cooking tragedies
I made an asian meal that made me gag afterwords!! I only hope my husband didn't think it was as bad as I did. I've concluded since then, as much as I love it, I just can't cook Asian food. Oh, and I poured boiling hot peanut brittle on my hand. Owwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
Fabulous appetizer for BBQ. Similar to recipe in "Cook like a Man" cookbook. I add minced garlic and cajun seasoning to my cream cheese.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 24, 2007
Crab Rangoon III
I'll add to the list of people changing the recipe and then reviewing it. I used a little more than half a can of crab to 8 oz cream cheese, omitted water chestnuts, added chopped scallions, touch of minced garlic, worchestire, and tsp of soy. They take a little time to assemble but it's half the fun! So glad I decided to make these!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2007
Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings
I have tried many recipes on this site and this is by far the best. They do have the true Hooters wings taste which we crave. I have never deep fried anything before and was successful at this (and proud!). I added a bit more garlic powder but other than that followed the directions to a T, frying for 12 minutes and draining the wings on paper towels. Def. don't need to make the sauce until the wings are frying. This recipe is quick and easy and you won't believe the taste. Must use Franks hot sauce! I am going to buy the Franks bottle with a higher heat and add a little of that for dh who likes 'em TMI! Thanks for this recipe thats so easy, tasty, and a $$ saver!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2007

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