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Lela


Lela
 
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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Jun. 17, 2014 11:14 am 
Updated: Jun. 20, 2014 11:38 am
Cooking in foil packets always reminds me of going camping. We took our two kids camping every summer. Of course the best part of camping was eating outdoors. Using foil packets was easy to make tasty food packets and then the clean up was a breeze. ┬áJust throw away the packets after eating.… MORE
 
 
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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 86 reviews
Thick Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce, Arugula and Parmigiano Cheese
My family liked the light sauce with the thick spaghetti. To round out the meal, I added barbecued shrimp and portobello mushrooms. It was a quick meal and everyone liked it.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2014
Grilled Salmon Greek Pitas
My family liked the salmon. I think the yogurt added a lot of flavor to the salmon as well as the lemon.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2014
Grilled Masala Chicken with Vegetables
The chicken came out moist and flavorful. I would make this chicken again.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2014
 
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