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Kimmie Childs

Kimmie Childs
Home Town: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Slow cooker Pork Cacciatore
About this Cook
I am an unemployed teacher. I dance and teach dance in my spare time. I love to cook. I have been with my boyfriend for 7yrs this November. He loves the fact i know how to cook...i wonder why. My sister is a terrible cook. I try to give lessons to my sister and dance friends when I can. I like looking through magazines and finding new recipes. I usually do not stick to the exact recipe. I learned how to cook by watching my mother. That is where i picked up the bad habit of not measuring out everything i add to my recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Chicken, pork chops, and pastas. I have been trying to branch out, but my boyfriend keeps telling me he would rather chicken dishes everyday. We are not big on steak, but sometimes you need variety. Baking is my second specialty. I love being creative with the desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't have many cooking traditions. There is a pork chop with stuffing recipe my mom adapted from my grandmother that is extremely popular. My mom also came up with a bread stick wrapped in bacon recipe. She doesn't make it any more . She said it bothered her that the minute she took it our the oven they would be gone and she didn't get any.
My cooking triumphs
My buffalo chicken dip is extremely popular through out dutchess county. I also adapted a garlic knot recipe and aussie chicken recipe. My homemade watermelon roll is popular with my boyfriends family...and my lemon star cookies.
My cooking tragedies
The first time i made whiskey steak was a disaster and penne al a vodka...bad...I never give up until i get it right.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Chicken and Shrimp
It was ok. I used butter instead of oil to cook onions, shrimp and mushrooms. I used butter to make the rue too. I added salt, pepper and paprika to the flour mixture. I added salt, pepper, and parm cheese to the sauce

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2014
Braised Balsamic Chicken
I loved it! My brother was not a big fan, but his opinion is based on what he is use to. I like to try new things. This was a good choice. I did use crushed tomato sauce instead of chopped tomatoes. Next time I will cube the chicken and serve over pasta.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2013
Slow Cooker Pork Cacciatore
I made a few changes; hence, the four stars. I set up my slow cooker in layers. Cook chops until lightly brown on each side. Cut off fat after they cook so it cooks in some of the fat juices. Put chops into slow cooker. Turn heat down to med-low add sliced onions. cook until brown. i sliced up my peppers and mushrooms while they cooked. Add peppers and let the onion and peppers cook alone for a bit then add mushrooms. I added minced garlic while the mix cooked until tender on med- high heat. Add to slow cooker on top of chops. Turn heat to med. I used a jar of Barilla Tuscan herb and a can of Tuttorossi crushed tomatoes. I didn't have any cans of diced tomatoes in the house so i diced a fresh tomato. I put the fresh tomato in first... added my 2 time im using two cans of Tuttorossi i like to add my own seasonings and tomato paste. I added a dash of italian seasoning, a dash of basil, a dash of garlic salt, and oregano to taste. I added 1/4 cup of reisling instead of white wine because i didn't have white wine and 1/8 of chicken broth. I let that simmer a while then added sauce to slow cooker. I cooked on low for 7hrs. Served with rotelle pasta and salad. I suggest for mothers that want to make this fast make your sauce and mushroom mix the night before so sauce can simmer a bit. i saw someone suggest just combining it all in the pot, but i think its a crime not to simmer your sauce. ***USE A WOODEN SPOON*** ADD SEASONINGS TO SAUCE TO YOUR TASTE!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2012

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