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M.J.


M.J.
 
Home Town: Fort Thomas, Kentucky, USA
Living In: Edgewood, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite childhood memories are of being in the kitchen with my mom. I was the only child out of six that I can remember being there in the kitchen with mom nearly every evening. I watched her create wonderful suppers for our family and she always allowed me to help with something to put dinner on the table for our large family. I still love to cook and luckily my husband likes it too! We cook dinner in our well-equipped kitchen together most evenings, and he is the ultimate grill chef to boot. We had the good fortune to cook in Tuscany, Italy in June '07 with Chef Claudio Panitini and had a wonderful time cooking and eating our culinary creations with foodies from all over the world! The group cooked for several hours with the chef each of the four days in his private teaching kitchen, then enjoyed the fruits of our labors on the porch of Claudio's beautiful estate in Tuscany-pure heaven! I enjoy the recipes on allrecipes.com;so a big thank you to all who share your favorites.
My favorite things to cook
Fresh salsa (in season); marinara from scratch; anything with fresh ingredients, including fresh herbs. Meals I can make in my LeCreuset small dutch oven; braised meats and stews, soups, etc.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Caramel Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Coins
These little chocolates are fabulous! I made a double batch for our large family Christmas party and everyone who tried them said they were heavenly. They disappeared quickly. I used a 12 oz. package of Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips (doubled the recipe to make 48) and they turned out perfectly. I'm not sure I'd want to use dark or bitter chocolate because these were so good using the higher quality Ghirardelli semi-sweet chips. If you love chocolate or love somebody who loves chocolate, you need to make these. You will see their eyes roll back in their head when they take the first bite! Thanks, Chef John. Your recipes are always easy and oh-so-delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2012
Channa Masala (Chickpea Curry)
My husband found this recipe trying to find uses for an abundance of chick peas (owns a commercial kitchen and someone over-ordered). We made this last night and it was delicious! We didn't have rice flour, so used 1T. regular white flour and he doubled the curry powder as someone else posted. Served it over brown rice. We will be making this again. Great vegetarian dinner. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2011
Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo
Half-and-half is a homogenized dairy product which is 1/2 whole milk and 1/2 cream. It is usually used as a lower fat substitute for heavy cream in recipes that do not require whipping the cream, as in a dessert. I guess you save some fat calories over the full fat cream and the taste is nice and rich. We Americans also use it as a coffee creamer.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2011
 
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