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Barbara North

Barbara North
Home Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
Living In: Olympia, Washington, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm engaged to a wonderful man, I have 2 children from a previous marraige. I am a desk supervisor at a hotel, and I LOVE to cook. I especially love to experiment, and I hate eating the same things over and over unless they are REALLY special. The only thing that may stop me from cooking more than I actually do is doing dishes...
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pasta, seafood, and making up my own casseroles. I love to try gourmet foods as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't really have any traditions per se as far as cooking goes.
My cooking triumphs
One of my recent triumphs was when I learned to cook came out perfect the first time! But every time I cook something that people love, that to me is a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
too many to mention, but one that comes to mind was when I attempted to make chicken enchiladas from scratch (sauce and everything) for an old boyfriend when I was still a novice cook...he ate them and then promptly threw up...all the tomatoes in the sauce upset his stomach. OOps!
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
'Day Before Payday' Kielbasa and Corn Hash
I made this today...eating it right now as a matter of fact, and it is fabulous! Easy, inexpensive and tasty! I have made variations of hashes in the past but I think this one is the best. I did make some changes to the recipe though. I used fresh onions and peppers rather than frozen, and I added mushrooms and 2 cloves of fresh garlic. I cooked the potatoes by themselves for about 15 minutes before I added everything else. In my other variations of hash I used to add eggs to the mixture itself, but this way was much better. Rather than dirty up another pan, however, I just transferred the hash to a serving dish and cooked the eggs in the same pan. Absolutely wonderful! Thank you!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2009
Cheesy Ramen Noodles
Like other reviewers, I also can't believe that A)this "recipe" is on this site, and B)that I tried it...but I was starving, and not wanting to cook anything (because I was too hungry). I tried this with a bit of trepidation, I mean, how good can it be? Well, it was truly awesome! This is now my new favorite way to cook ramen noodles! I ate mine with ritz crackers...fantastic!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2009
Asian Orange Chicken
Tasted almost exactly like the orange chicken I can get at any restaurant! VERY time consuming, but that doesn't take away from the flavor. Next time I think I will cheat a little on the chicken, but definitely not the sauce. I made this for my hubby's birthday. Orange Chicken is his favorite, and he was NOT disappointed! Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2007

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