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c130chic


c130chic
 
Home Town: Billings, Montana, USA
Living In: Winchester, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography
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About this Cook
I've been in the military for 21 years now, married with 2 kids & I'm finding it hard to please them with anything other than chicken nuggets & french fries! Cooking is one of my favorite things to do...love to experiment with many different recipes.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Marsala, anything with a white sauce, grilling, and yummi desserts...love doing recipes that others won't try!
My favorite family cooking traditions
All the girls getting together with mom to make Christmas cookies...although the tradition has slowed due to distance :( Making a large family breakfast on the weekends.
My cooking triumphs
Nothing stands out in my mind...just finding great recipes and learning about new ingrediants makes me happy! Anytime my husband raves about something I make is a triumph for me!
My cooking tragedies
Fried chicken is so hard for me...I would rather grill.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts with Shallots
Great for a quick weekday meal! I pounded the chicken flat (as usual) for quick and tender cooking, added mushrooms, and some left over roasted red peppers for extra texture. We loved it and will definately make it again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2006
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins II
Not sure how to rate these...I may have gotten distracted and messed up the baking soda/powder (don't think so), but mine turned out like an airy bread texture rather than a thick rich muffin like I enjoy. I normally love any glaze or frosting, but the tart lemon was too much for the simple glaze. SO...don't know if I just messed the whole recipe up...but I don't think its worth my time to try again. If anyone has tried a rich moist muffin recipe..let me know!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2006
Almond-Crusted Halibut Crystal Symphony
The closest thing to 'gourmet' that I have ever made! It looked and tasted like fine restaurant quality! I took advice of others into consideration tho: 1) Didn't know Halibut was so expensive...got 2 fillets for $19.95 (about a lb which was plenty for a romantic meal for you and your spouse) 2) Still made the full recipe for sauce so we would have enough...it was perfect for 2 people, 3) The sauce takes the longest about 30 mins, and you use alot of bowls/utinsels for this recipe..so have all that out, prep food & cut, sliced, chop first, and have an empty dishwasher, 4) used a fine strainer cuz I didn't have a seive, and 5) don't tell any health concious person how you made the sauce!! I served with a simple orzo recipe from this site and made that while making the sauce...excellent meal, but next time I'll go lighter with a side and have a salad. Get a babysitter, candles, and a a nice white wine with this and enjoy your night!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2006
 
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