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Shelly Van Kirk Moran

Shelly Van Kirk Moran
Home Town: Logan, West Virginia, USA
Living In: Bellbrook, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2004
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a professional caterer. I have worked in the food industry for 20+ years, and it is my passion at work, and at home.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being from West Virginia, my family celebrated with food frequently. My mother's side of the family are all great home cooks, and I got my love of food from them.
My cooking triumphs
I entertain frequently, and I always love it when people complimant my cooking.
My cooking tragedies
I don't have a lot of tragedies, because I always test evey recipe before trying it out on people. One time though, when I was a teenager, I got a cookbook from the library. It had an Indian dish in that I tried. At that time, I knew nothing about INdian food. When I served it, it was terrible, and my father questioned the main ingredient, beef. I didn't know at the time that beef was not an ingredient found in most Indian food.
Recipe Reviews 60 reviews
Emily's Famous Onion Dip
Very good. The yogurt should be drained and some hot sauce should be added.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2012
Greek Bifteki
These were dry and flavorless. The addition of oregano helped some, but they could have been much better.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2012
Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
This is an excellent marinade. I am making pork kebobs on the grill instead of chops.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2010

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