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JamesC-W


JamesC-W
 
Home Town: Belton, Texas, USA
Living In: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I remember cooking burgers and grilled cheese in the Burger Buddy my Memaw and Grandad got me for my birthday in the early '70's...I was probably about 11 years old. Now I sautee and stir fry and broil. Who knew? The redneck grows up...sort of. Also, I had to learn to cook in a more healthy way after having a stent placed in 2006. Somtimes I succeed, sometimes I don't. Play along and let's see how it goes... Luckily, I have a partner who likes everything I cook. I think it's just because he doesn't have to make it. Oh well. Whatever it takes.
My favorite things to cook
Italian, Southern, American, Breakfast, Healthy, Fusion, Original, my own...
My favorite family cooking traditions
It used to be velveeta and fat and sugar. I have made my own traditions of low fat, not trans-fats, lean, low glycemic and tasty. Fresh and whole foods is the motto now!
My cooking triumphs
I can grill a steak to perfection while grilling veggies that are perfectly al dente.
My cooking tragedies
Sometimes grilling asparagus has turned out mushy. Blech! Oh, and once, while reading a recipe for cream cheese pecan pie, I thought it said "28 oz. cream cheese" instead of "2-8 oz. cream cheese". It was kind of runny and I did not understand why it would not set up. I also couldn't figure out why I had to work so hard to get 28 oz. out of pre-packaged cream cheese. Figured it out later. Duh!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Mulligatawny Soup I
VERY GOOD! No butter, only EVOO. More curry, 'cause we like it. Add red pepper flakes while simmering. Finish with fat free half and half and either Thai or Sweet Basil, chopped. OK, mine is 5 stars. As written is 3 or 4. Sorry. Should I have written a whole new recipe? I never know when I use something as inpsiration and make it completely my own.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 14, 2011
Honey Baked Chicken II
Good weeknight recipe and easy to prepare. There are only two of us, so I used a package of four chicken thighs. We like a little zing, so I used half dijon and half grainy mustard. I also used half butter and half olive oil to cut down at least a little on the fat, and was heavy handed with the curry because we like it alot. Served with heirloom wild rice blend and steamed green beans. Will probably put into the dinner rotation once or twice a month. Also, this is a great recipe to play with and experiment with the flavors in the glaze. I think I might add some chopped, fresh thai basil next time. I think the basil and the curry will compliment each other and make it even more "thai-like" in taste. Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2010
 
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