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Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I love to travel, and cooking plays a big part in that. I find that food that reminds me of a place I've visited can just bring me back to that trip. It's fun to do!
My favorite things to cook
Dinner's for me and my man, what ever it is he is always appreciative and loves it, and I love the ambiance of a nice evening for just us two!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad was the baker of the family, so when Christmas time was closing in on us, me and Dad (we named him Bob Crocker) would bake all the cakes, cookies, pies and peanut brittle that would last the whole holiday season. I loved baking with my father, very fond memories indeed.
My cooking triumphs
I had my whole family over one Thanksgiving to my new apartment. We barely all fit, but the turkey was very good and the family helped me with all the side dishes. So, it wasn't all my accomplishment, but it was a great meal!
My cooking tragedies
The only tragedies I ever have has to do with my not keeping an eye on things. I have burnt things, or had things boil over on the stove, but all-in-all I don't have many snafu's in the kitchen - whew!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
General Tsao's Chicken II
I loved this recipe, and I had to make a few edits because I didn't have some items and I was not able to get to the grocery store. I used shallots instead of green onions, I used 1/2 cup of orange juice instead of zest, srarachi hot sauce, and fried in coconut oil. But the final product was amazing. I served it with black "forbidden" rice and broccoli slaw.

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Reviewed On: May 5, 2014
Special Lobster Bisque
This was my first attempt to ever make a bisque. The only things I did differently, based on other reviews, was 1-I used half and half 2- I put about 2tsp tomato paste. Also, since I was using lobster tail to make this, I boiled the tails, took the meat out and put it aside. Using the same water I boiled them in, I put the lobster shells, I put in some Cajun spices, some garlic and thyme, and sage. I let it slow boil while I did all the steps to make the bisque. I strained the water when it came time to add the chicken stock, but instead I added the lobster stock I just made (it did reduce to half). We LOVED this recipe, I made it for valentines day, and I will definitely make it again!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2014
Roast Potatoes
This is very good, I even used my grinder to grind all the ingredients from dried versions of the herbs that I grow in my garden. I think having it as a "light dusting" of these spices actually enhanced the flavor. It didn't take much longer than the listed 20 minutes, I think it took about 30 minutes total in the oven. I also used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2014

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