ROBYNLEIGH Profile - (18708562)

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Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Living In: Frisco, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I have been cooking since I was 5 years old. I love cooking for family and friends, and I've often thought about a career in catering.
My favorite things to cook
Seafod and Okra Gumbo
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love spending the entire day before Thanksgiving in the kitchen preparing special foods while listening to music. And I love waking up with my husband early on Thanksgiving morning and preparing the turkey while my kids watch the parades on television.
My cooking triumphs
I once hosted a full dinner party in my home for over 50 guests. People kept raving about how delicious the food was, and I had several people ask me what catering company I used. When I told them I did everything myself, they were very impressed, and I felt quite proud of my success.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were dating, I made a vegetarian chili recipe from Linda McCartney's cookbook. I followed the directions precisely, but it was so bad we took one bite and threw out the whole pot. It was really disgusting!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Pistachio Lemon Truffles
A friend made this unusual and delicious appetizer and brought it to a casual dinner party we had. She said she used a little more lemon juice and zest than what the recipe called for. I couldn't stop eating them.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2014
Braised Balsamic Chicken
Will definitely make this again. All five people in our family loved it! I made it as written and wouldn't change a thing.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2011
Chicken Enchiladas II
Made this for dinner tonight with changes recommended by 79SHALE97, and they were the best homemade enchiladas I've ever tasted. They tasted like restaurant quality. My mother-in-law said they were the best enchiladas she's ever had. I'll definitely be making this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2009

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