Caroline Profile - (18438833)

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Living In: Buffalo Grove, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to cook, but I only really have time to try new, fancier recipes on the weekends, since I work full time and am a part time student at night.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook anything with southern origins. My mom is the best southern cook, and I want to raid her recipe collection! I get special gratification from making something that is not only delicious, but also good for you.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything my mom makes is my favorite food. I have started helping her with holiday meals when I go back to South Carolina.
My cooking triumphs
I make a mean lasagna. I also have perfected a pulled pork sandwich recipe with mustard based barbeque.
My cooking tragedies
Let's just say, you probably should be very careful when buying fish from a supermarket when you live in the mid-west!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Blue Cheese Crusted Filet Mignon with Port Wine Sauce
This is soo mind-blowingly delicious! I made this for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day and we both absolutely loved it! This is the best way to cook a steak. I used bone-in ribeyes instead of filet mignon. My boyfriend and I decided that this will be what we will have for Valentine's Day every year, instead of going to an expensive restaurant.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2009
Awesome Chicken Noodle Soup
After making this recipe, canned chicken noodle soup will never quite cut it again! I froze a few servings of the soup for later. I used the lemongrass in a tube that they sell in the veggie section at the grocery store, since lemongrass is somewhat hard to come by in this area. I also cooked the egg noodles in a separate pot before adding them to the soup, and I'm glad I did, because there didn't seem to be a whole lot of broth in relation to the amount of chicken and noodles. I thought that this was a great recipe and it's just nice to know you made the whole thing "from scratch."

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2007
Jamie's Minestrone
This turned out pretty good. I think that the carrots and celery need to be sauteed a little longer before the other ingredients are added, because I had to let the soup simmer for about 1 1/2 hours so they were soft enough. By then, my zucchini had turned to mush. I thought it was tasty, though. Especially for being so healthy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2007

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