laruejamie Profile - (19680567)

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Home Town: Odessa, Texas, USA
Living In: San Antonio, Texas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a wife and mom to 3 teenage boys and a daughter who lives away from home now... and a Granny. I always have teenagers in my house and they are ALWAYS hungry! I try to make things from scratch and like to sneak healthy ingredients like pureed carrots or grated zucchini - so they don't know it's there. I also have a home daycare for 2 little babies / toddlers and I am determined there will be no chicken nuggets around here!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook breakfast foods and to bake almost anything. I'm not very adventurous with casseroles... nor with onions and peppers... I hardly ever use recipes when I bake so of course nothing ever turns out the same more than once!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving Dinner! My grandmother's cornbread dressing... mixing it up by hand... Her cheesy potatoes. None of my kids will leave home without knowing how to prepare these particular foods.
My cooking tragedies
Exploded eggplant the first time I cooked it - and didn't know to puncture it to let steam out.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice
Teenage boys and hubby LOVED this - best ever, they said. I was out of orange juice and orange zest, so I used lemon zest and apple cider. Still had that sweet and spicy flavor. Yum!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2012
Stir Fried Snow Peas and Mushrooms
I don't care for mushrooms, so I just ate the snap peas... but my husband LOVED all of it. Quick, easy, tasty and a definite change from cold salads!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2012
Chinese Chicken Fried Rice II
Quick and easy - and delicious. Family loved it! I even added in a little fresh, grated tofu and no one knew! I appreciated the comment which said to let the rice cool. Makes a difference with the frying!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2012

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