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ELBOBWOO


ELBOBWOO
 
Living In: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books
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Shrimp preppin'
Pie Making
Chili Verde Festival
You will finish ALL YOUR DINNER before you can go back to the lake!
I don't grill no sloppy, slimy eggs
About this Cook
I'm a mommy of three. Lucky for my girls that I find cooking to be a great way to blow off steam! They take turns helping me with dinners and they all help with larger projects. I also love running and core strengthening. Good thing since I love food! I also love being able to pick up and partake in some harebrained scheme with my friends. Lastly, I love taking pictures of my loved ones and my experiences (well except of me exercising. Nobody wants those - to include me!). I'm thankful that I've been in love with that for years now as I have all those pictures to look at whenever I like. :)
My favorite things to cook
I really do love big projects. Breads, stews, soups, whole birds... great foods that take a little thought and a lot of love to make the house smell good all day. I also love to grill. I will try to grill almost anything! A few less common foods I've grilled are pizzas (bread makin' and grill fix all rolled up into one right there, baby!), breakfast burritos, whole roasts, endive (I can't think of a veggie I haven't grilled, actually). I also like cooking the same meals I had as a child.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was far more free with her kitchen that I can ever imagine being. I was able to make dinner for our family of six on a regular basis at the age of 8. I'm talking chopping, boiling, frying, and baking. I was thrilled to have the opportunity and made many horrible meals for everyone before finally getting it right! I LOVED doing it(most of the time)! Of course, I don't let my girls do that as it really just isn't safe. Now, I love cooking dishes with the girls although I don't always love eating them!
My cooking triumphs
When I was in high school, our old oven would die every time it got really cold outside. I have no idea why. This particular winter was so bad, we'd been off school for about a week due to snow storms. I told my mom one morning I was pretty sure I could "build" an oven on the stove (our oven and stove were separate appliances) and make lasagna for dinner. She gave me the go ahead to try. I prepared the lasagna and covered the top with tin foil. Then I got out four wine glasses and filled them with water. I set the lasagna on top of them. I then took foil and made a foil wrap around the burner with the glasses on the outside of it. I wrapped wet washclothes around the wine stems. All I had to do then was regularly adjust the fire (gas stove) to keep the food cooking but not burning and make sure the washclothes stayed wet. It took a LOT longer but can you believe it worked??? I got so much praise from everybody that I felt like a rockstar!
My cooking tragedies
I have two HORRIBLE ones which immediately come to mind. I'm sure there are volumes more though. :) 1 - I was 8 or 9. My three siblings asked me what would happen if I mixed up a box of angel food cake mix with the hand mixer (JUST the powder). So I did and it was SWEET! It went EVERYWHERE and you couldn't see through it! But then we had clean it up before our parents got home. This included the ceiling. 2 - I found a recipe for cabbage soup for the crockpot. I LOVE cabbage soup! Sadly, this was the most foul thing I've ever put in my mouth in my life. Hands down. I took two bites and told the girls we were going out to eat. Tragically, I was really pumped about the recipe and had doubled it... total waste of great ingredients.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Mom's Chocolate Chip Cookies
This recipe is like WHOA good. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone. I've made it the original way and I've used it as a base to make various other chocolate chip cookies. They are ALWAYS good. ALWAYS.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2010
Honey Wheat Bread I
I JUUUST finished this recipe and it TRULY is THE bread recipe I've been looking for! It's very flavorful and it's definitely sandwich bread! I doubled the yeast amount and was able to get 2 loafs and 12 dinner rolls out of it. For those new to making bread, the amount of flour might seem too little when you first start kneading it, but it works out perfectly in the end.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009
 
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