Lela Profile - Allrecipes.com (11842212)


Home Town: Colorado, USA
Living In: Colorado, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking
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Dec. 31, 2014 9:38 am 
Updated: Jan. 4, 2015 3:26 pm
Who knew an oven roaster and a slow cooker could be my best friends. One of the ovens, (double oven) will not keep the heat after I used the self cleaner. The repairman said never, never use the self-cleaning feature. After the repairman fixed the oven, it worked for about three months. I… MORE
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From The Blog:  Lela's Cooking Journey
My Grandma Rita-one on the right.
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About this Cook
I enjoy cooking for our family sit down dinners. Although my kids are grown, we are a close family that enjoys 4-5 sit down dinners a week together. My family's favorite dinner is chicken enchiladas smothered in green chili. I have a passion for cooking, baking for the holidays and food photography.
My favorite things to cook
I am family oriented and spend time with my family enjoying meals. My favorite things to cook are Mexican food and any food my family asks me to cook. My family looks forward to home cooked Mexican food at least once a week and Italian food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am on a journey to reclaim family recipes that were lost when the cooks in my family passed away. Cooking traditions are a major part of my passion for cooking. On Christmas Eve, we always had green chili and tamales. Cookie baking, lemon bars, pizzelles , and potica have been a must at Christmas as long as I can remember. My family looks forward to homemade pizza, when we gather as a family to decorate the Christmas cookies. Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving without noodles and gravy piled high on mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and broccoli and rice casserole. On the 4th of July, there is the 4th of July Potato Salad that I make using 10 pounds of potatoes. Mexican Food is part of our weekly menu--green chili served over mashed potatoes or as a slopper (green chili poured over hamburgers.) I am always making tortillas for someone. They call my tortillas little white pieces of gold. Saturdays are Family night for dinner. It is the one day my kids can request a meal.
My cooking triumphs
Seeking help on the Buzz and the AR Blog has resulted in a few triumphs. I am extremely ecstatic about overcoming the yeast monster. I can now bake baguettes, focaccia and the best rolls in the world, my Grandma Rita's Butter Rolls.
My cooking tragedies
My first attempts at baking bread/rolls resulted in rock hard flat rolls. However, I am improving. Baking at High Altitude is somewhat of a challenge.
Recipe Reviews 130 reviews
Easy Chicken Flautas
My family liked these flautas. The lemon flavor gave the flautas a tang that lemon lovers would like. I sautéed the onions in the butter and then added the flour. I used a whisk to smooth out the roux. I love to use roasted chicken so the chicken is not too dry. I used two chicken breasts sprinkled some poultry seasoning on the chicken breasts with pats of butter. Then I placed the chicken in a oven proof pan with a lid and baked the chicken for 25-30 minutes. Thanks for sharing your recipe Staria.

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Reviewed On: May 3, 2015
Easy Strawberry Shortcake
One of my granddaughter's favorite desserts to make. My granddaughter is always asking me to buy the petite shortcakes. She loves the whipped cream the best.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2015
Easy Cheesy Hot Dog Crescent Rolls
An Easy recipe for kids to make. My granddaughter loved making these. We added cheese and a thin slice of dill pickle. The best part of this recipe is kids love hot dogs in any form.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2015
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