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Trinka G

Trinka G
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Living In: Petersburg, Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Cake Balls
Ham Breakfast Braid
About this Cook
Growing up with a dad who is an archaeologist, I have lived in Central America, England, the Midwest and finally Texas. I have been a flight attendant since 1992 for Southwest Airlines and have my bachelor's degree in British Literature from the University of Texas - HOOK 'EM HORNS! I have two beautiful children and we live out in the country on a 220-acre cotton farm. My husband and I own the local newspaper that comes out once a week and I have a recipe column in it that I share my favorite recipes. I try to share easy recipes to show folks that healthy cooking from scratch doesn't have to be a complicated process.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake my family's bread - English muffins, white bread, whole wheat, rye, cinnamon rolls, etc., etc. I have a great weakness for Indian food - I absolutely adore curries. My family (even the 13-month old) gobbles them up whenever I cook them. I also love to cook comfort foods - chicken soup, rice pudding, chili, pot roast...I have lots of happy memories that involve food when growing up and want to create those same types of memories for my brood.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I started cooking when I was 9 years old. That summer, my mom let me make out the menu for Tuesday night supper, figure out the grocery list and then go grocery shopping for my dinners. It was a great experience and I was quite an accomplished cook by the time I graduated from high school. Most girls know how to bake but cooking everyday meals has proved elusive for many women and in the end, I think many a woman has poisoned her family and killed her husband through her cooking skills or lack thereof! My 5-year old daughter can already fix egg salad and helps with many tasks in the kitchen. My goal for both children is to have them walk out of the door proficient in their cooking skills when they head off for college.
My cooking triumphs
People love my cinnamon rolls as well as my orange breakfast rolls. I love working with yeast and have fun experimenting with it!
My cooking tragedies
Can't think of anything too disasterous right off the top of my head. I know there are times that things aren't as great as they could be, but an absolute cooking tragedy, I can't think of one besides nearly burning the apartment down while steaming a cauliflower and letting it go dry one time...the smell of burnt cauliflower is something that lingers on forever...
Recipe Reviews 73 reviews
Oyster Stew
EXCELLENT recipe just the way it is written (I made it with the microplaned potato). The family LOVED it so it is going into the recipe book as "Christmas Eve Oyster Stew". The only thing I did differently was to add ground chipotle pepper rather than the cayenne. This gave the soup the same kick as cayenne but also a subtle smoky flavor. It had a nice texture - oyster stew isn't thick - if you think it is, you are thinking New England chowder. It was buttery, warm, and absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing a super recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 24, 2013
Refreshing Lentil Salad
HOLY MOLY!! This is an incredible salad! So fresh, it is very refreshing!! I made it as per instructions except minus the onion since I didn't have a red onion on hand and I am 45 miles from the grocery store but the flavor is FAB! If anyone complains that there isn't meat protein in this dish, serve it alongside some tuna and some bread with melted cheese on it!!!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2011
Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
A super recipe that is a crowd pleaser! I use leftover roasted chicken chopped really fine and even though it isn't an "authentic" recipe what with using cottage cheese, it makes for a divine dinner! Leftovers freeze well and make a great dinner on those nights you don't have lots of time to cook too!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2011
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