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Home Town: Manteca, California, USA
Living In: Modesto, California, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Curried Bean Salad
Deluxe Waffles
About this Cook
My parents are both great cooks with different styles. My dad was from Texas and makes wonderful and rich southern meals. My mom's family is from Oklahoma, where I was born, and also makes great southern food but also loves to make healthy food too. She taught me how to make food healthier and lots of tricks. I got married in May, 2003 and have been experimenting with lots of different recipes. Sometimes coming back to the old standards.
My favorite things to cook
I love sauted squash, summer sausage pasta, and macaroni salad. Grilled chicken and meatloaf. My favorite combination is mozzarella cheese and tomatoes. I love the parmesan chicken recipe I found here and make it regularly.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad always made the best in the world cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving. My new family (my husband) and I love to cook together and experiment with all sorts of meals. We cook a lot of chicken and more recently, Tilapia as it has come into the market as a cheap and healthy fish that's very easy and quick to cook.
My cooking triumphs
My meatloaf is probably the best I've tasted and it can be used for meatballs too. My brushetta salad or pizza salad depending on your add-ins is a hit at most pot lucks as I tend to bring it as my standard.
My cooking tragedies
Ah, which one? I think the worst tragedy is when I cook way too much food and then it gets wasted. That happens a lot because I went from a family of 6 to a family of 2. And most recipes are geared towards 4 people and I always FEEL really hungry when I start cooking. :)
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Simple Turkey Chili
This was a HIT! I slightly modified it based on prior reviews and also to accommodate preparing it in the crock pot. I omitted the olive oil since I wasn't going to be sauteing it. I doubled the recipe but used only one onion and only 1 cup of chicken broth instead of the recommended amount of water. I used smoked paprika instead of regular. Omitted the cayenne and black pepper because I have sissy's in the household lol. And I added 1 can of diced green chilis without the juice and one diced red bell pepper. Put it in the crock pot on high for 4 hrs. It was sooooo good everyone was asking for the recipe!! The only thing I'll do different next time (and there WILL be a next time) is to add another can of beans, a little more salt and consider omitting the broth altogether because I like it a little thicker yet!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2013
I used this recipe as a starting point based on the ingredients I had on had and our dietary choices (we don't eat chicken or sausage). It was delicious though and appreciate the fantastic inspiration! These are the changes I made: I used Swai fish as the only meat and followed the directions that applied to shrimp for preparation, shredding it into chunks when fully cooked. I also didn't have (or couldn't find) salt so I substituted tamari. I added frozen peas as well and omitted bay leave because, again, I didn't have them. This is definitely a recipe I will make again and again!! Thank you!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2011
Best Marinara Sauce Yet
As if this needed another review! I liked it a lot. Subbed out diced tomatoes for stewed and dried parsley for fresh. I skipped the food processor step for a little bit chunkier result. I used some leftover Pinot Grigio. It was delish!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2009
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