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nana to 5

nana to 5
Home Town: St.Helena, California, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook, my favorite place is in the kitchen,! I come from a long line of faboulas cooks, my grandmother Lena cooked for the harvest crews in the midwest and was know for her delious cooking and baking,her only daughter,(my mom)was a amazing cook as well, known for her mouthwatering pies and cakes,good ol comfort foods,! I come to it naturally and love it, my oldest daughter is quite proficent in the kitchen an amazing little cook, I have a almost 9yr. old granddaughter who is showing a lot of promise in the kitchen as well,my favorite passtime is looking and collecting new recipes and taking some of my mom's and trying to lighten them up,.. Sitting around the table with my family and grandbabies and laughing and enjoying each other and good food is just priceless to me,and a way to keep family close and strong.!!!
My favorite things to cook
first that would have to be with: and that would be with my brother and his wife, we have the best time on Saturdays planning and cooking and trying new things,mexican, Italian,we all are trying to stay healthy and eat light and fresh, I have discovered fresh herbs, now that I'm retired I have more free time, I love basil and now make my own yummy pesto, use fresh Italian parsley on everything,thyme, mint,chives.! It's so great to step out on my deck and pick away. I also love baking just about anything,blueberry muffins,Choc. zuccini cake, one of my favorites.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles
Amazing,, Just wonderful, I followed recipe with exception of adding some vegies, I added 3-4 cloves of garlic,( we love garlic) I browned garlic and red pepper flakes in a dutch oven, then added chicken,and rosemary, when chicken was done added a sliced mexican zucchini, to the orzo I added about a cup of baby carrots sliced and let them cook with orzo, then drained and added to chicken and zucchini, with handful of frozen peas,parsley, S&P as I went, also used Low sodium Chick. broth as I went along so it wasn't too dry, then fresh spinach, served in low pasta bowls with shaved asigao and parm. cheese and some red wine. complete fantastic dinner. Definately going in my weekly meal rotation. Thanks for awesome recipe.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2015
Turkey Veggie Meatloaf Cups
Tried this recipe as we love ground turkey so always looking for new recipes to eat healthy. This was a big hit, Doubled recipe,and followed recipe pretty much as written, I used whole wheat couscous, and added fresh minced garlic and parsley (as we Love it),salt & pepper, made big round balls and did not overwork mixture, I make my own BBQ sauce so did half with BBQ sauce and left rest plain and made sweet and sour sauce,, Delish,my 3 grandkids ages 11,8,3 Loved them, big hit in packed lunches too, as everything in the meatloaf ball,I served with twice baked potatoes and sauteed fresh green beans. Definitely a keeper.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2014
Awesome Eggplant Rollatine
This was wonderful, alot of work but worth it, I tried baking eggplant in oven, never got level of crispness I wanted, ended up using canola oil and crisping them up in a skillet.Loved the spinach in it which I used fresh chopped not frozen, and a little extra cheese. Yummmm

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Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2014

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