SANDRA_92083 Profile - (1237536)


Home Town: Fir Island, Washington, USA
Living In: Hiram, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Music
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Jul. 11, 2011 7:20 am 
Updated: Feb. 2, 2012 10:35 am
Things are changing around my house, for the better for sure, but a big change nonetheless! My husband graduated college in early May and had a spinal fusion a little over a week later. He's now almost 2 months post-op and got clearance about 2 weeks ago to start working so he was FINALLY… MORE
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About this Cook
I love preparing meals for my family, I grew up eating home cooked dinners as a child, and felt that time around the table was very special. It gives me a LOT of pleasure to prepare something my family enjoys!
My favorite things to cook
I cook with a lot of chicken, we prefer boneless, skinless breasts. I don't think I have a preference for a certain style of food, or ethnicity. I cook mainly simple, meat and rice/pasta/potatoes kinds of meals. I enjoy trying different flavors and fixing new recipes. We enjoy italian, southern, mexican, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It's sort of a tradition in our house to have biscuits and gravy every weekend, usually Saturday morning. My husband grew up in the South, and it's comfort food! I love preparing a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner: Roast turkey, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, and cranberry jelly... MMMMM!!!!
My cooking triumphs
I think I was pretty thrilled with myself the first time I successfully made a home-made pizza crust. I am also very good with homemade breads, and very proud of my banana and lemon poppy seed breads!
My cooking tragedies
I have two classic cooking tragedies from when I had just started cooking (age 16) - the first time was when I tried to thicken gravy by adding flour directly into the HOT liquid - LOTS of clumps... it was SOO gross! The 2nd time was when I tried to make my first white sauce, and I just could NOT get the flour to milk ratio right, it was pasty and disgusting!!! I've learned a lot since then, but those are classic OOPS memories!
Recipe Reviews 214 reviews
Pollo Fajitas
We have made this recipe twice in one week - both times with steak so I am sure it is fabulous with chicken as called for! We will definitely try it with chicken soon - but we definitely loved this one with steak. Super tasty!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2014
Noodles Napoli
This was a good dish - I found the extra steps involved a little strange and think you could probably get the same results by cooking the ground beef, sausage, onion, and garlic all together in the skillet, then adding in the remaining ingredients and simmering. I thought this was a fresher tasting Hamburger-Helper type dish and my son and I really enjoyed it! I left the cheese off of mine since I can't have dairy but otherwise followed ingredients and instructions - I added a little extra s&p along with garlic powder after taste testing before serving.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2014
Gunk on Noodles
We thought this one was very good! Easy weeknight meal. We thought the meat mixture was very similar to sloppy joes, and it worked well on the pasta. Some parmesan cheese on top might be a nice touch.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 28, 2014
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