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Barbara Vinson

Barbara Vinson
Home Town: Air Force Brat, Oslo, Norway
Living In: Lubbock, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My husband is a golf professional and works long hours. We have two at Texas Tech and one who recently graduated from Texas A&M and is now going to law school at the University of Tulsa. I am now trying to learn to cook for two! I love to try new recipes and love this site!
My favorite things to cook
I love to use my slow cooker....makes the evening more relaxed when I come home from work. My husband likes to cook on the grill. I like to cook on the weekend for the coming week so new casserole recipes are always fun to try. I usually freeze one or two meals from the dinners I cook. This makes it very nice after a busy day to come home and just pop something in the oven!
My favorite family cooking traditions
As any other family with children, our schedules were crazy when the kids were growing up but we always ate as a family every night - even if it was 9:30 p.m.! Took some planning ahead but it was worth it.
My cooking triumphs
I feel my cooking triumph came this year when my daughter moved into her first house as a college student. She cooks all the time. I love it when she asks me for recipes! She recently threw a birthday party dinner and cooked for 10 girls!
My cooking tragedies
When I first started cooking I burned myself with hot oil while frying chicken - made me very careful in the future!
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Rich and Creamy Beef Stroganoff
Amazing recipe! After reading reviews,I cut red pepper to 1 teaspoon. It was still a little spicy for my husband. Might use 1/2 teaspoon next time. Absolutely perfect!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2015
Chicken Marsala
Very easy recipe and really good! Definitely use "real" sherry and not cooking sherry. I added crushed red pepper flakes as recommended by another viewer but we felt like it would be equally wonderful without that addition. Did add a splash of cream at the end and it really melded the flavors of the sauce.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2008
Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce
Yummy! I let the sauce sit covered in my refrigerator for a couple of days after cooking and the flavor improved each day. I put a 4-5 pound rump roast in the crockpot, covered it with this sauce and cooked on low for 10 hours or until tender enough to shred for bbq beef sandwiches. Awesome!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2007

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