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deborah L.

deborah L.
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Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Although I've always enjoyed cooking, I've grown to really love it in the past few years. I love to cook things that are visually appealing, in addition to being pleasing to the palate.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods with a low carbohydrate twist; then enhanced to bring out even richer flavor. I also love to cook dishes that are especially hot and spicy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, we were a meat and potatoes kind of family. Every night my mom prepared a meat, a starch, and a vegetable. Although I don't cook the same way my mother did, I do bring her idea of bringing a combination of textures, colors, and flavors into my own menu plans.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I cooked fish to perfection. It was the Mainely Fish recipe featured on this site. I love all types of fish and seafood, but cooking it well has always been a challenge for me. Since then, practice has definitely made preparing delicious seafood much easier for me, and much more rewarding for those who share my dinners with me!
My cooking tragedies
I love to cook, but I'm not much of a baker. However, at one time I was experimenting quite a bit with baking a variety of cakes. While the basic cakes turned out okay, one day I decided to make a strawberry banana split cake from scratch. It sounded delectable on paper, but in reality mine turned out to be so heavy it would have broken the toe of anyone who happened to drop the thing on their foot! Now I leave the fancy cakes to the experts at my local bakery!
Recipe Reviews 27 reviews
Chicken and Onions Over Linguini
My son looked at his plate and you could see he wasn't too happy. He likes his food very straightforward. Luckily, he's a teenager and always hungry, so he tried it. He ended up having second helpings. The whole family liked it. It was simple, tasty, and a great way to stretch chicken and help out the family budget.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2014
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast
Don't feel tempted to add any liquid at all to this. It's completely unnecessary as the breast alone will produce more than enough juice to make gravy, and to turn out very moist and tender turkey. The only changes I made were to rub butter on and under the skin of turkey, and I used my own blend of seasonings. Cooking the breast upside down really helped keep it moist. Making the gravy was a snap. Definitely recommend.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2013
Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole
I was asked to bring this to my husband's family's get-together, and panicked when our oven broke. Luckily I found this recipe. Although I had worries about this turning out soggy, it didn't. It was perfect. I just brought the extra french fried onions along to the hosts' home, popped it in their oven for a few minutes and served. It was a hit!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2013

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