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Lonnie


Lonnie
 
Home Town: Salinas, California, USA
Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Music
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About this Cook
Growing up as a child, I used to spend a lot of time in the kitchen helping my mother. She cooked everything you could imagine. She canned many of the fruits and vegetables that she used and gave me an appreciation for frugal cooking. Leftovers was just another way of saying "dinner is already halfway done".
My favorite things to cook
There are a lot of things that I like to cook. I like stir-frying because it's easy, healthy, and inexpensive. We never get tired of it. I like to cook chili and big pots of beans and 'stuff'. When I start, I never know how it's going to end up, but it's always good. I enjoy using my smoker to smoke chickens and turkeys. When we're done with the bird, I continue to use it to make a big pot of the best chicken/turkey noodle soup you've ever eaten.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Don't know about family cooking traditions. Stay out of my kitchen!
My cooking triumphs
I've had a few triumphs. My first triumph that I can remember was when I was 18. Newly married, didn't have 2 pots to bang together, and we were going to her family's Thanksgiving dinner... Using a large Halloween pumpkin, I made a pumpkin pie from scratch. I even made the pie crust with a braided edge. The kitchen was a disaster, just like something you might expect to see in a movie. Everyone raved about the pie. Many of my triumphs are probably considered triumphs because I managed to rescue them from being tragedies.
My cooking tragedies
As I mentioned earlier, many of my would-be tragedies were salvaged and turned into triumphs. I can't really recall any real tragedies. I'll update this if it ever happens. :)
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Pressure Cooker Carnitas
I've made this recipe twice now. Each time it turned out great. I definitely need to get a large pressure cooker though. Last night when I made the recipe, I used a 9.5 pound pork shoulder. By the time the meat and veggies were cut up, I had to cook it in two batches -- one last night and another today. I love spicy food, the rest of my family can't really handle it. I think this spices and minimal heat (if any) was just right in this recipe. The taste of the meat sent me back through time to the little Mexican restaurant that my family used to go to every Friday night. They had the best chile verde pork burritos ever. Very similar taste. The aroma while this is cooking in the pressure cooker is intoxicating. The house smelled wonderful. Everyone kept asking 'how much longer'. My only 'regret' with this recipe was the fast cooking method. If it had been done in the slow cooker, the house would have smelled amazing all day long. :) Thanks for the great recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 14, 2013
Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie
Quick and easy. My wife really liked this one.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2010
Curried Coconut Chicken
I really liked this recipe. I smelled wonderful while cooking (and for a day later). For the most part, I think my family enjoyed it. I served it over jasmine rice (another first for us). I'll be making this again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2010
 
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