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Home Town: Los Angeles, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Bailey as a puppy!
About this Cook
Love to cook for others especially my best friend who can't boil an egg! My husband is not too fond of a woman our age waiting for someone else to cook, but I love it! (Plz don't tell him).
My favorite things to cook
Anything in the slow cooker. And now they make the plastic bags to go inside the pot. WATCH OUT!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I cherish the holidays because I still help my grandmother cook. It brings back childhood memories. We cook and listen to the same nostalgic music from 30+ years ago. I cherish her and this tradition.
My cooking triumphs
After 36 years, I decided to host Thanksgiving dinner. My first crack at the bird was a huge hit thanks to the recipe from this website (Michigander Turkey).
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make seafood gumbo when I was 19. In a nutshell, the color of the liquid is suppose to be brown; however mine was green! Don't know where I went wrong and to this day, my family is still wondering as well.
Recipe Reviews 96 reviews
Chef John's Chicken Marsala
Very good recipe. I added twice as many mushrooms, since my family loves them. I also used a nice quality dry Marasala which made a difference in the taste as well. Thanks Chef John!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2014
Chef John's Italian Sausage Chili
To cut down on the prep time, I sautéed the peppers in EVOO until softened, then added a spoonful of minced garlic to the peppers and cooked for an additional minute or so, & finally added the veggies to the sausage mixture. I let it cook for 15 mins instead of 30. No salt needed. This dish is really amazing the next day. WOW! I was surprised to see Italian sausage instead of the traditional meat found in chili however this was a great mix of flavors and a hit at my house. Another winner by Chef John. I am becoming a huge fan of his recipes. Thanks much!!!!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2014
Sangria! Sangria!
I followed previous suggestions and used spiced rum instead of brandy. This was the perfect cocktail for my deck party. I'm glad I discovered this drink in time! Thanks for sharing.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2014
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