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Shay 74

Shay 74
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Living In: Joplin, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm in my 30's, happily married, work part-time in medical field and spend most of my time in my art studio, working on a project and listening to music.
My favorite things to cook
Baking is a challenge that I enjoy, and I love to grill and smoke. Cooking is a mood thing with me. At times a fussy appetizer or complicated recipe suits me. Other times I want something simple like scrambled eggs. My big peeve is H@mburg#r H#lp#r----I really object to fixing that stuff, let alone eating it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
One side is home cooken' country, the other is more upscale. I had the best of both!
My cooking triumphs
I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 20 by myself and it was great!
My cooking tragedies
I am rice cooking impaired! Can't cook rice to save my life...Rice Cookers are brillant. Have also made some pretty awful ham and beans, not really sure how I messed it up, but it was baaaaaddddd!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Out of this World Turkey Brine
Not just for turkey! About twice a year hubby & I brine turkey, chicken, game hen, duck, etc. During the brine we get our rubs, marinades & sauces together. Then off to the grill, smoker, fryer or oven they go. Once done they get prepped for use in different dishes, bbq, mexican, italian, salads, yada yada. Vac sealed & frozen makes dinner time faster & easier.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2014
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff I
Easy & very tasty. I think I stayed true to the spirit of the recipe but needed a double batch & had to work with what i had. 2#browned hamburger, 1 can golden mushroom, 1 can cream of mushroom, whole onion diced, sliced fresh mushrooms (b/c we like them), worchestershire, H2O, 6 oz cream cheese, I saved some for the mashed spuds this was going over. About 9 hours later we fested. We almost made ourselves sick it was so good. So much for haveing a freezer meal too, this stuff was gone in about 24 hours, 2 people ate it all & we usually don't eat that much. Cook this recipe as is or it's also tweekable ( my fav kind). but try it. Happy cooking!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2014
BBQ Nachos
I created my own recipe & it's always a hit. The meat is usually leftovers from the smoker or beer butt chicken, chopped or shredded & put on the chips. I also line pan w/ foil to cut clean-up. Next is drizzels of BBQ sauce, cheese, diced onion, jalapenos & other "nacho" items. Put in preheated oven 350-375 until cheese is melted. Put on platter, foil & all, & put spoonfulls of sour cream, guacamole, etc, around edges & let everyone dig in. Perfect with football game & cold beer!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2013

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