ChrisGG Profile - (188511248)


Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Wife and mother of young twins. I enjoy cooking and am adequate, but have a lot to learn. We try to eat organic and unprocessed foods. I don't have a lot of time to spend cooking.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook all types of food. However, I do not do the grilling, that is hubby's job!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving... I hosted this day for many years, and enjoyed preparing the whole meal. Now, we've moved it to my brother's home due to space for all the people, but we all chip in on the cooking!
My cooking triumphs
My first extended family meal prepared by myself only. It was on Easter and I prepared a Horse Radish rubbed Prime Rib Roast. YUM!!! Even my very hard to please Uncle Rube approved! Also, years ago I searched and searched until I could find the perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe to fix for my hubby's birthday. I found a great recipe, but made a few changes, (using honey instead of sugar in the icing, and adding extra spices). My husband loves it! It is now a tradition on his birthday, as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas!
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list! :)
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce
I followed the recipe exactly, using all organic ingredients, and it was wonderful!!! My husband, who was a little leery of the capers at first, loved it and said he definitely wanted this as a regular meal. It was so simple. I did not double the sauce, as others suggested, because I was pretty certain my 6 year old's wouldn't like it, so hubby and I got their portion! (They did try a bite with the sauce, but preferred just the chicken). I saw where some reviewers used milk or half and half then added cornstarch or flour... I can't imagine that being anywhere near as good. Served with brown rice and steamed broccoli and carrots. Probably one of my favorite chicken recipe's from this site so far!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2014
Easy Taco Casserole
This was pretty good! I will definitely make it again. My 6 year old twins thought it was a little spicy but still liked it okay. My husband and I loved it. The ground beef I use comes in 1-1/3 pound packages, so I used all of that, plus a can of black beans and about 8 oz of frozen spinach (because I sneak that into anything I can). Since I added the beans and spinach I doubled the remaining ingredients and split it into two dishes and froze one, (omitting the last layer of chips and cheese... I'll add that when I thaw it). I used mayo and plain yogurt, plus a little bit of garlic. Super quick and easy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2014
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
This is a great recipe! It is my first time making banana bread and the whole household loved it! I didn't have sour cream on hand so used Yo Baby strawberry yogurt instead as another reviewer suggested. I also added a half cup of chocolate chips! ??? Very moist and yummy!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2014

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