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Home Town: California, USA
Living In: The Beautiful Central Coast, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I live in a small coastal town located in Northern California with my hubby and 3 dogs. I love to cook and will try anything once. My husband enjoys being my guinea pig and sampling new recipes for me. My dream was to always become a chef or own my own bistro. Haven't gotten there yet, but there is still time! I enjoy hosting parties and get-togethers for family and friends.
My favorite things to cook
I pretty much love to cook anything. Seems the more difficult, the greater the challenge, the more I like it. I enjoy cooking ethnic foods; especially Thai, Indian & Greek. Baking is relaxing to me and one of my favorite things to do on a cold and dreary day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern cooking styles handed down by my mother and grandmother. Comfort foods my mom used to make. Hosting big traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with lots of family like my mom & gramma used to do. Now that they have both passed on, I try and keep that cherished family tradition going.
My cooking triumphs
I make a Peanut Butter Chocolate cream cheese cake that is heavenly! This past Thanksgiving was a challenge since I cooked for over 15 people, but it all came out perfect and tasty and I got great compliments!
My cooking tragedies
Pork chops! I try and try and still can't get them right!
Recipe Reviews 278 reviews
Sauteed Apples
Delicious and easy to make! One of my favorite Fall foods. I make this a lot and it's so good with baked ham, turkey meatloaf or even as a dessert on top of ice cream!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2013
Creamy Rice Pudding
This was okay, not outstanding. I have to agree with some of the reviews that it tasted more like creamed rice than actual rice pudding. My mom and granny made an excellent rice pudding but you baked it. It took a long time to prepare, and I was in the mood for rice pudding, so reason why I gave this recipe a try. I added cinnamon and nutmeg and 1 tsp of vanilla instead of a 1/2. I would make it again with less rice I think.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2013
Easy Meatloaf
This was tasty with some modifications. I added onion powder, ground sage, black ground pepper, salt, and a Northwoods seasoning that has a kick to it, to the rest of the ingredients. I also increased the topping a bit and added nutmeg, clove and dry mustard and a touch of cayenne. Made an excellent meatloaf!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2013
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