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Home Town: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
A Southern Belle, always looking for great recipes. I like to grill. My two favorite things in life are air and what order I can't decide.
My favorite things to cook
Healthy, low carb., low sugar and low sodium. I use natural foods, preferably organic,(when possible.) I do not use processed foods. I haunt the local farmer's markets and grow vegetables of my own. I love heirloom tomatoes. I grow herbs in containers on my patio...parsley, sage, rosemary, chives, etc. I plan to try growing garlic and ginger.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have seafood at Christmas. We chow down on crab legs, shrimp, crawfish and all kinds of seafood dishes. It is a seafood extravaganza. We have been doing this for over ten years.
My cooking triumphs
My chicken stew. I make it by the gallon and give it to my family. Chocolate chip cookies. I make them for the grandchildren.
My cooking tragedies
My first cake...we had to drink it, LOL. Then, there was the roasted goose that slid off the platter onto the kitchen floor. What a mess!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
The only change I made in this recipe was to reduce the amount of sugar. For health's sake I only used one half teaspoon. I did not have a food mill, so I used a strainer. It worked very well. It had a great taste, but I had a few lumps when I added the mixture to the roux. I'm sure I could have smoothed it out in the blender. It is a good recipe and tastes similar to bought soup without the excessive amount of sodium. I never would have thought to use cloves, but that was just what it needed. Thanks for the recipe. I will make it again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2006
E-Z Drop Biscuits
A simple, easy recipe that would have been great had I not gotten distracted and burned the bottoms. They had a good texture with no rising problems. I used all whole wheat flour. Whole wheat flour may not be as stable as white flour, but I am health concious and used it anyway. Also, I did not add the cream of tarter as per the reviews. Next time I will keep a closer watch.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 14, 2006
Zucchini Relish
I made this yesterday. I expected it to be crunchy and tangy, but it was soft and mushy. Sorry, but I didn't like it, although I love limes and zucchini. I gave it two stars for the ones who do like it and the ones who may want to try it.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 14, 2006

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