MrsPari Profile - (18890784)

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Living In: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Hanauma Bay, Oahu, Hawaii
About this Cook
I married my wonderful husband in March 2009. We are happily living in newlywed bliss and loving married life! My husband is a materials engineer and I am a schoolteacher. We love to travel and most recently went to Kauai, Hawaii for our honeymoon. We can't wait to go back! I enjoy cooking for my husband and my family. I love to cook traditional family recipes the way my Grannie has always cooked, which is how I think true cooks cook...never measuring anything, just "eyeball" it!!
My favorite things to cook
My Grandmother's recipes. Especially her famous "dressing"...its the best and I'll only eat hers!! Also, her sour cream pound cake, toasted pecan cake, and her home-made buttermilk biscuits, which have become famous through our family restaurant that she opened with my Grandfather 31 years ago!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Learning my Grandmother's recipes that have been in my family for years.
My cooking triumphs
Definitely the sour cream pound cake and the dressing! Also, my husband's favorite Indian dish (he's from India), tomato thokku. My first success making Indian food for him!
My cooking tragedies
A tomato cream sauce I made recently. Something about it I just didn't like!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Million-Dollar Spaghetti
This recipe is great and we use it often. My suggestions: it DOES NOT need all that butter. I reduce butter by half, sometimes more, and it is just as good. Also, it is key to use cheddar cheese in this recipe, as stated. I was skeptical with it being a spaghetti recipe. However, the cheddar cheese really changes the flavor and is critical to the recipe. finally, if you find the creamy mixture too bland, add some garlic and/or Italian seasonings. Overall delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2014
Spicy Vegan Potato Curry
This recipe is GREAT. My husband is from India, and he LOVED it. He said it tasted very authentic, which says a lot coming from him! He compared it to an Indian dish called "sabji" and said it was very similar. I added some frozen okra, used ginger-garlic paste in place of the ginger root, and used lots of crushed red pepper flakes in place of the cayenne (we didn't have any). It was a huge hit. It was the perfect balance of spices for my husband, but I was still able to eat it (being an American sometimes I can't handle as much spice as he can). We both thoroughly enjoyed it. If you don't like yours super-spicy, I'd suggest cutting back on the cayenne. It will still have flavor without being overly "hot." We will definitely make this one again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2011
Veronica's Hot Spinach, Artichoke and Chile Dip
This dip is INCREDIBLE. I have made it for 2 showers I have thrown recently for friends, and it was a huge hit at both. Everyone loves how the jalapenos give it a spicy kick and set it apart from other hot spinach artichoke dips. My friend and I are both expecting, and we crave this hot and spicy dip! The combination of creamy, cheesy, and spicy is delicious! I make it just as the recipe says, except for one change: I use a shredded Italian cheese blend instead of the parmesan, and use it both mixed in the dip and also sprinkle some on top. YUM. I have served it with both tortilla chips and french bread. It is great with both!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2011

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