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Michelle Diaz de Leon

Michelle Diaz de Leon
Home Town: Washington, USA
Living In: Washington, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Jun. 15, 2010 7:24 pm 
Marinated Grilled Shrimp This was a very simple recipe to prepare and cook. I had used already cooked shrimp and let it sit in the sauce for an hour. I was excited that I got to use the basil I had been growing!! I tried one of the cooked shrimp and it was good to eat cold. Hoping the… MORE
Marinated Grilled Shrimp
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Marinated Grilled Shrimp
About this Cook
I was born in So. California, but I was raised and still live in Washington State. I love all things Washington and could not imagine moving away from my evergreen home. In my not so spare time I sing and play guitar. I am in a band at my church and consider them my family and support. We all love food in our community and I enjoy the creations they make. I love the outdoors and whenever it is sunny my husband and I go hiking and letterboxing.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food. I can't get enough of pasta and cheese any creams and sauces. Everything about it is so rich and lush and elegant in a simplistic way. I hope to visit Italy someday, but fear the pounds I make rake in.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tamale's, it is truly an event. I someday aspire to become as skillful cook as my grandmother is. You cannot substitute the heart that is put into making a meal, if it is not there it will show and taste in the meal you make. Tamales are a labor of love and a social event for the women in my family. Memories I will always have and a tradition I will pass down to my children.
My cooking triumphs
My husband recently had a 30th birthday celebration and I prepped for 3 days and cooked for 50 people. It was hard work but everyone had a great time and loved the food. I have a new appreciation for anyone in the catering business.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 18 I was cooking a quick meal before work. I had thrown top ramen into a bowl and onto the stove. What I had forgotten was to boil water first...well actually I had forgotten water all together. I had completely burn the ramen and ruined one of my mothers pots. They will never let me forget it. I even received a 101 ways to cook ramen for a wedding shower gift from my mother.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Firecracker Casserole
I made all 10 servings for myself and my husband, and we ate ALL of it. Not in one night, but as left overs. I followed the most helpful review and instead of using the chili powder, cumin and salt I used taco seasoning. I also used crushed tortilla chips in place of the flour tortilla's, this added a nice crunch to the initial meal. The only problem with the tortilla chips is that they get soggy when you eat the left overs. I might not add any chips next time and sprinkle them on afterwards.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2012
Frogmore Stew
I've made this recipe several times now and you just can't screw anything up! I love that I can add items and it only gets better. I do add less potatoes, and corn because I eat more shrimp and sausage. I just need to get a bigger pot now!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2010
Peppered Shrimp Alfredo
Wow! This is the first recipe that my husband agreed deserved 5 stars. This was easy to prepare, had great taste, made a large serving and I only used 2 dishes! I followed the recipe almost exactly. I did take the most helpful comment's advise and tasted it before adding salt and it did not need it for the Alfredo sauce was salty enough. Thanks for the great addition to my favorite meals!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2010

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