CoastalOne Profile - (187684951)


Home Town: Houston, Texas, USA
Living In: Seabrook, Texas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Fishing, Hunting, Wine Tasting
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Convenience Store Kiosk in Moscow
Street Food in Izmaylovskaya, Russia
Fish Paella in Mazatlan
Mazatlan Pacific Oysters
Wine Tasting in Alsace Region of France
Hot Fast Food in Amsterdam
Rhine River Cruise Place Setting
Meat and Fire Texas Hill Country
About this Cook
I am fourth generation Texas-Mexican American living on the Gulf Coast. I cook with Texan, Southern, Cajun, Soul Food and American influences. I introduced Asian, Middle Eastern, Southern Spain and North African cuisine into the mix.
My favorite things to cook
Texas Chili, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Tagine Chicken, Smothered Pork Chops, Fried Catfish, Baked Salmon, Meat Balls in Sauce, Venison (all parts/all ways), Mexican Fried Rice, Paella, Grilled Ribeye, Enchiladas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making tamales with my Mom with family and friends gathered around spreading the masa in the corn husks.
My cooking triumphs
I had a Moroccan themed wedding and I planned and prepared all the Moroccan food for 35 guests. served lamb tagine, Kafta kabobs, chicken tagin, couscous, vegetables. It was a "Dinner Impossible" atmosphere but I pulled it off by recruiting the guests as sous chefs and staff. They loved it!
My cooking tragedies
Too much salt in the chili for family visiting for the holidays.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Grandma's Secret Pie Crust
Amazing! The best crust I have ever made, or tasted for that matter. Read all the reviews and followed the tips. I only swapped out 1/4 c. of shortening for butter for extra taste. In my case even after taking it out of the frig to roll out it was very crumbly but it came together once I dusted with more flour. I used it for the bottom and top of my home made chicken pot pie. The crust definitely made the recipe. Save this one to my recipe box.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 16, 2014
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