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Nicole's Mama

Nicole's Mama
Home Town: Farmington, New Mexico, USA
Living In: Cordes Lakes, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Nicole and Mama
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About this Cook
I live in rural Arizona with my husband and two kids. I've always cooked with my mom and Gramma who were excellent cooks and teachers, but it is only recently that I've begun to really learn how to put together ingredients on my own to make a great meal.
My favorite things to cook
Growing up in New Mexico instilled in me a love of New Mexican style food. I love all things spicy - not just jalapenos, but Asian and Cajun food, too. I also love Italian and I very much love having a variety of recipes to choose from, so as not to get bored with the "same ol', same ol'".
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have GREEN chile enchiladas on St. Patricks Day and mom's scalloped ham and potatoes for most birthdays.
My cooking triumphs
I love it when my family says, "This is really good!" My favorite thing is finding recipes and tweaking them to my own liking.
My cooking tragedies
The time I didn't cook the potatoes long enough and they wouldn't mash, the time I made the burgers too thick and they wouldn't cook through, and the time I cooked the whole chicken for several hours and it was still PINK in the middle.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Creme Anglaise II
Perfect. I wanted a quick and easy, yet tasty sauce to serve with some banana bread to make it a little more elegant for a dinner time dessert. This recipe was easy and quick and turned out delicious.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2011
Emily's Famous Hash Browns
This recipe was fantastic. My daughter doesn't like to see chopped onions in her food, so I added a little less than a teaspoon of onion powder to the mix with the flour and egg and it was delicious! We'll be making these again for sure.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2011
Fall-Apart Pork Stew
I didn't have the time or exactly all the ingredients to do this so I customized it like this: I cubed two large pork chops and tossed them in a bag with the flour and all the spices. Then, I cooked them over medium heat till brown. I removed them from the pan and sauteed in butter the onion, when the onion was translucent I added the squash and then the spinach and cooked them through. Then, I added the meat back in and added the beef broth, tomatoes, red pepper flakes and a can of mushrooms. I also added 2 cans of great northern beans because that is what I had. Then, I let it all simmer in the pot over low heat for about 40 minutes. I served with various cheeses and some crusty bread. Delicious! The whole family, four year old included, loved it!

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2010
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