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Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould
Home Town: Walnut Creek, California, USA
Living In: Modesto, California, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I really enjoy the "next event" where I can look up new recipes and invent my next meal plan! I also love trying to copy great recipes from the fabulous San Francisco Bay Area chefs....dining there is such a treat. All aspects of cooking are so wonderful from the areomas to the wonderful presentation that food allows us to experience. I also enjoy making sure that dishes that I make have a balance with wholesome and a healthy lifestyle. My husband is a type 1 diabetic and my son has the second longest "heart" that has been transplanted in the world. Lets not forget "health in this cooking expedition"!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make a dinner that looks like a hundred dollar dinner plate yet takes me minimal time and energy...I believe that you can make things very tasty and look nice on the plate> that "bon appitite feeling" without slaving over a stove for hours. I love simple dishes, style, with savory taste and smells!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Ok, I admit to having a mom with the most endearing qualities, yet failed to have a cooking gene in her body. I guess that is why "I started tradition" when I was just a small child. My mother told me that I would be allowed to cook one night a week and she allowed me to get all of the groceries I needed. THey were flabergasted when a 12 year old girl presented her first "ham with succulent cherry sause" at her first dinner party for her family. I guess I took over from there on out..."Love ya mom..."she has hundredes of other qualities that make up for her lack of being a good chef. We called her brownies> "burnies" and she still laughs at our "teasing" today!
My cooking triumphs
TO die for> famous bean dip that you cannot pull anyone away from at the party. (Ok, I am sure the effects go beyond the extent of the I can make a taco out of anything, manhatten clam chowder and seafood pasta that you will never want to go out again and order. Shrimp or chicken Fahitas with fresh veggis, a grilled new york marinated steak or leg of lamb are kids birthday choices are "wholemade bacon potaote leak soup" with fresh sourdough bread. Spinich salad, pot roast, creamy scalloped potatoes> easy and taste like they took hours!
My cooking tragedies
Tried to make those "puffy dough" appetizers and ended up in tears before a party where I was trying to 'show off" to a new sister in law...I ended up throwing together some "flat puffs" which were a complete disaster. I also ended up tasting the dough (yeah right) for some almond cookies(I devoured the dough and was practically sick)...that dough was to die for. I guess you could call that a tragedy for anyone that was expecting a cookie!
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