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akfilly


akfilly
 
Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Living In: Maron Di Brugnera, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
Not too much to say here. I am enjoying learning about all the local foods, and how to prepare them.
My favorite things to cook
I love soups/stews and anything spicy! OOH, we went to Hungary this past month (9/2005) and I LOVED the food! I can't wait to prepare some gulyas (goulash)and other tasty treats we had. YUMMY!!!!! I'm sure they will become fast favorites to prepare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Enchiladas on Christmas Eve with a big pot of posole! Making the 'big' salad in the tupperware bowl that will keep the salad fresh forever
My cooking triumphs
I made an omelette that was perfectly shaped! My presentation skills are the big thing I'm working on now.
My cooking tragedies
Most recently the farfalle pasta leftovers that the next day I tried to transform into a seafood pasta. Blech. Before that, the beer cheese soup. BIG blech. I do want to find a good recipe for that though, we had some that was good in Germany, but I didn't get the recipe for it. Of course, there was the brine issue one of the years we were going to smoke the turkey. I put the turkey and the brine in a metal stock pot. UGH!!!! We had Thanksgiving on Friday that year, and only the side dishes on Thursday (which we were thankful to have) It is also tragic that I am still unable to have my daughter share in my love of cooking.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Cornish Game Hens with Garlic and Rosemary
If I was buying a home and my real estate agent took me to a home that had the aroma of this dish, I would buy the home! The garlic was to die for. We really enjoyed the melding of the flavors of the recipe; they were just perfect. The only thing I have to fix is that because it is summer, I decided to use our toaster/broiler/rotisserie oven to keep it cooler in the house. I did use a roasting pan. The outside of the hens browned very quickly, so I tented them with foil. Even after cooking for the required time, the hens were not done on the inside. This could have been because of my oven, but after reading other reviews, I'm not so sure. Next time, (yes, yes definitely a next time) I will cook on a lower heat for a longer time after the initial roasting. 5 stars for flavor and 4 stars for having to adjust the times. :)

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2012
Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
Perfecto!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2010
Carnitas Filling
Excellent! I followed the suggestion from a previous reviewer and used the filling inside flour tortillas. I then put green chile enchilada sauce (Hatch) w/ cheese. I made a double batch, so I have plenty of meat/veggies left over for other dishes. Awesome base recipe! Thanks!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2008
 
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