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happyschmoopies


happyschmoopies
 
Home Town: Sidman, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Camping, Reading Books, Music
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Oct. 31, 2013 7:31 pm 
When I found out this month as an Allstar in the Ambassador program we would be working with Ore-Ida it brought a smile to my face because my husband's pet name for me is Tater Tot and I have always loved that term of endearment because it reminds me of those early days when we first started… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
Growing up I wasn't allowed to do too much cooking in the kitchen. By the time I was out on my own I realized I didn't know how to cook and considered it a chore. Every time I had a dinner party - what should have been fun turned into a stressful event for me. I followed recipes, but, it seemed they never turned out. When I got married , I learned my husband is one of those cooks who never follows a recipe and just seems to "know" what goes together and it turns out wonderful. After watching him, watching all those cooking shows, and this site I suddenly discovered what used to be a chore was now something I loved to do. I found a style of my own and discovered it really is ok to put your own spin on a recipe. My husband used to do most of the cooking and now I cook every night and love it!
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook just about everything. Probably my favorite things though are pasta (so versatile) and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of our family food traditions revolved around holidays. We always had enough food to feed an army and there was always extra plates set out for friends or coworkers that couldn't be with family. I try to continue that tradition today.
My cooking triumphs
I love to bake - particularly cakes! It's very rewarding when someone takes their first bite of something you made and has the "Oh, yum" face! My cooking triumph was being able to master my Father's favorite cake his Mother used to make him - a Lane cake. I now try to make that for him on Christmas or his birthday.
My cooking tragedies
Probably my biggest problem is with red meat. I used to be a vegetarian, so, trying to cook something very basic like a steak or even a hamburger is very difficult for me. I seem to always overcook them and then they are dry, dry, dry. For now - that may have to stay my husband's job!
Recipe Reviews 401 reviews
Garlic Onion Chicken Fajitas with Lime
This was a different taste than I would normally expect from fajitas, but, they were very good! The citrus gave the vegetables and chicken a bright, fresh flavor. I used one large fresh clove of garlic and a couple of tablespoons minced fresh cilantro instead of dried. I used a green bell pepper, a red bell pepper, and a red onion. I think I may even try pounding out the whole chicken breast, marinating it, and grilling it before adding to the vegetables next time. I served with lettuce, tomato, cheese, sour cream, & salsa. Very tasty and I will make these again. Thanks for the recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2015
Cuban-Style Roast Pork
We absolutely loved this! The rub and the marinade gave the pork great flavor. I roasted the pork shoulder exactly as stated in the recipe and then refrigerated overnight. The next day I cut the pork into chunks and cooked in a 375 degree oven for 20 minutes to get a nice crust and served as carnitas with homemade black beans and cilantro lime rice. Wonderful recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2015
Mom's Chicken En Cocotte
This was a very simple recipe, but, so tasty! I added some some lemon pepper and rubbed sage to the chicken for additional flavor and used only about 1 cup of liquid. The chicken was moist and flavorful and the veggies were perfectly tender with a lot of flavor. Perfect for our Sunday dinner!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2015
 
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