Cheepy Profile - (18459919)

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Home Town: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Living In: Near Orlando, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I married my high school sweetie in 1978. We spent the next 20 yrs. as members of the Air Force,(him,not me),traveling the world & learning about different cuisines before retiring in 1998 & coming home to FL. to be with our families. Allrecipes has been so educational for me & I've met some awesome people through this site. In fact, many of us have joined together & built our own forum board. If anyone is interested, please drop by & say hi. We love to meet fellow AR addicts...I mean AR members:o):o):o) I also sell handmade bling on Etsy. Here's the link if you're bored that day.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook a lot of different things. I'm not a very good baker, though. I keep trying cuz even if something doesn't turn out, it still smells good:o) I cook almost everything other than baked goods on the stove top. I like to pan saute over relatively high heat for the caramelization, then turn the heat down to finish. Lots of flavor without a lot of fat. Btw, this is good info I'm giving you for free;o)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandma's banana bread, my Mom's potato salad, my Aunt Kay's spaghetti dinner with garlic bread that I used to eat cold on Sun. morning for breakfast. (She lived one street over from me & as a kid I'd cut through the neighbor's backyard to get that leftover bread)!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I cooked a turkey & remembered to take out that lil bag of guts. My first time making my own pasta & bread. Every time I cook something that makes people say~ You should sell this stuff. Have you ever noticed those are the people that never buy the stuff when you do try to sell it? Yeah, you know who you are!:o):o):o)
My cooking tragedies
A tragedy would imply that I killed someone with my cooking. Hasn't happened far as you know. Please ignore that pile of dirt that looks suspiciously like somebody "planted" something there.
Recipe Reviews 140 reviews
Feta Chicken Salad
5 stars is the equivalent of an Oscar, just so ya know. This chicken salad is interesting, original, and delicious. I only made 1/2 of the recipe and added the feta to taste. I can't see it as a sandwich filling but as a spread on snooty crackers or crostini, this is a gourmet worthy recipe. :o)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2014
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
This was really delicious but for our tastes, I'll leave the butter out and just use the lime and oil for a warm vinaigrette next time. We had yellow rice and black beans for the sides and everything played well together. :o)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2014
Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup
I made a small batch of this as written. It was too bland for me. The next batch I made, I caramelized the onions, ham, and potatoes before adding fresh chicken stock (no water!!!). Why on earth wouldn't you try to extract as much flavor from the ingredients?!? Mine turned out with a much better depth of flavor from just a few extra minutes work. There's no reason that soup can't be more than the sum of its ingredients. It's a perfectly adequate soup as written but I need more flavor in my soup. Thanks Chef John for a jumping off point. :o)

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Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2013
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