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Michaelsmama


Michaelsmama
 
Home Town: Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I've always prepared quick meals that were the same all of the time, and had a husband that never complained. Since we retired I decided to learn how to be a better cook. After much floundering around with other sites, I found AR and couldn't love it more. I love to cook organic. I find the reviews to help a lot and encourages me to experiment with recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I make all of my own organic bread and rolls, buns, etc in a bread machine, so I always enjoy new recipes for that. I love Mexican and Italian food. I buy organic as much as possible, including my flour, sugar and what few canned foods I use.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in Texas where everything was fried, so I try to keep that to a minimum. But I do love Tex-Mex. I try to adapt the recipes from my Mother and Grandmother, to healthier food.
My cooking triumphs
I baked a chocolate cake from scratch!
My cooking tragedies
Asian and Indian food.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Tender Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts
This was a very taste recipe. Just to share a trick Chef John had when I was watching his chicken parm recipe. He says to put your flour in a shaker bottle (I used a salt shaker that had larger holes than normal) and instead of dredging in a mound of flour, just shake on enough to cover on both sides. It works really well. Gets the chicken very crisp without the breading falling off in the pan and it stays crisp in the oven. Also use very hot oil to brown.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2015
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Hash Browns
Wonderful soup. Very easy. I do it on the stove too. Word to SilverXeno....could your slow cooker be dying? I can't imagine one cooking peas for 24 hours and them still being crunchy. Just a thought.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2015
Orange Chicken Stir Fry
I didn't add salt, enough in the soy sauce, and I halved the soy sauce and used more orange juice. I don't care for a lot of soy sauce. I also used corn starch instead of flour, just because it's easier for me. This tasted GREAT. I love stir fries and had some fresh oranges on hand. I will make this over and over.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2015
 
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