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ranchwife


ranchwife
 
Home Town: Alturas, California, USA
Living In: California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a teacher at a middle school and teach 7th and 8th grade science. I am the mother of a 6 year old little girl and a 3 year old little boy. My husband and I, along with his parents own and operate a 5400 acre cattle ranch. We are an angus cow/calf production, and grow and harvest 600 acres of orchard grass.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking dinner and appetizers. I especially love cooking meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family, my husband's family, and now our family have always gathered together at dinner time for a sit down dinner. The Momma's in the family have always cooked the evening meal and we all sit down together as a family to eat and review the day's activities.
My cooking triumphs
Soup - I hate making it and when I do manage to make a good pot of soup, I feel successful.
My cooking tragedies
I make a paprika rice dish that is wonderful. One time, I had bought a different brand of paprika and put it in the cupboard. I was in the process of making the rice and I grabbed the paprika, measured out what I needed, and put it back. I was annoyed at the new paprika because it was a lighter color and wasn't making a pretty colored mixture, so I added more. I then finished the rice and was fluffing it when I finally tasted it. Because I wasn't paying attention to the spice I was grabbing, I accidentally used cayenne pepper instead of paprika! It was very hot rice!
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Horseradish Sauce
This sauce was WONDERFUL!! I made it the day before Christmas for Christmas dinner to go with the prime rib, and everyone loved it! I followed the recipe, for the most part. I doubled it to start with and I used old fashioned horseradish, not the prepared horseradish. It turned out great and I will be making this each year to go with the Christmas prime rib!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2010
Coconut Shrimp I
These shrimp were wonderful! My family devoured an entire 2 lb package of shrimp. Very easy to make and clear directions. I did season the flour with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and sesame seeds. I will definately be making this again! Just the next time, I'll make sure I have marmalade to make a dipping sauce!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2010
Thai Ginger Chicken (Gai Pad King)
This dish tasted just like the Pad King I get at our local Thai restaurant - it was amazing! I used beef instead of chicken, about 1/4 c ginger, doubled the oyster sauce and fish sauce, and used about 1 tsp Thai roasted red chili paste. The fresh cilantro adds a nice depth to the dish. The entire dish was wonderful! I will absolutely be making this again!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2010
 
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