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Catherine Garretson-Bilnoski


Catherine Garretson-Bilnoski
 
Home Town: Colorado, USA
Living In: Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to feed a crowd...Comes from growing up in a large italian family. My family tradition brings into my culinary style a love of food and my tendency to dispise waste. I love knowing people from other cultures and learning how they prepare foods.
My favorite things to cook
chocolate chip cookie bars, chicken and rice, hot wings (like that famous restaurant), roast beef (w/mashpotatoes and gravy), lamb, salmon, fast deserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Whatever is in season. I love to learn various regional dishes... Gumbo from new orleans, Italian from my family, green chili from new mexico, fajitas from texas, squash and clam chowder from new england, baklava form greece, tamales from my hispanic friends, french sauces, and kim bop from korea. I love learning new ways to prepare eggs.
My cooking triumphs
Making a better lasagna than my mother (don't tell her, she doesn't know yet:) Discovering spam can be good if prepared right. Helping my husband learn to cook. CROCK POTS. Learning to brew. Being able to use anything. Having my grandmother complement my apple butter. Re-creating her bread and butter pickles.
My cooking tragedies
still can't get my family to eat my vegetarian preparations, or sushi.(they don't like beans or tofu)I need to get better at preparing fin fish. Still haven't gotten down the nuances of baking at altitude.
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Maple Syrup Korean Teriyaki Chicken
Just "ok". Needs some veggies and thicker sauce. I used vegetable broth instead of water.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2010
Deep Fried Lobster
We used our own gluten free breading. I wouldn't have ever thought lobster could taster better than it usually does!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2010
Bananas Foster II
Good, but not the best Bananas Foster I've ever had. We used pecans instead of walnuts. It was a bit dry.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2010
 
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