SandiNicol Profile - (11476949)

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Home Town: Long Beach, California, USA
Living In: Riverside, California, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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This is me!
About this Cook
I'm a down-to-earth kind of person, don't care much for facades or shallow, narrow-minded people. Some of the things that I enjoy doing are karaoke, bicycling, train rides, yoga, belly dancing, making beaded jewelry, playing my violin, antiquing, walks along the beach, movies and cooking.
My favorite things to cook
One-pot creations, such as: stews, soups, chili, casseroles, crock pot meals and pot roast with roasted potatoes & carrots. Spaghetti w/homemade sauce (mushrooms, red bell pepper, onion & garlic in the sauce) with either ground sausage, ground beef or whole Italian sausage.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family never ever really had any "family cooking traditions". I don't know! Does "cheap & easy" count as a cooking tradition?
My cooking triumphs
Finally mastering in making lump-free, to-die-for gravies!
My cooking tragedies
Chicken enchiladas: the shells kept disintegrating on me! Tamale Pie: it came out like mush! Both were very good, just nothing you could recognize! LOL
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
This was the first time I ever made a pie. This pie is really good, my husband & I liked it a lot.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2012
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I made these for my Pharm Tech class at UEI. I used dark brown sugar instead of light brown, used 1.5 tsp of vanilla (not 2 tsp), added 1 tsp cinnamon, added 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening into the batter and left out the walnuts (in case any of my classmates should be allergic to nuts). The 1st batch took 30 min cooking @ 325F, so my 2nd batch I cooked at 350F and they cooked in 20 min. I just ate one from the 1st batch and it was very good! I will update this comment with how my classmates liked them, later today.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2012
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
I made these last night for my family, but left the walnuts out (we aren't fans of walnuts) and put a tad more vanilla in... like about an 1/8 tsp extra. They were a hit with everyone!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2012
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