Shannon Profile - (18288206)


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Living In: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Bread making, soups, stir frying
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Mama's Asian Chicken and Rice
Once a week I make meals for a large group (15 - 20.) I scaled this recipe up and it got rave reviews. Some of the group is vegetarian and I used fried tofu instead of chicken for the vegetarians - they gave it rave reviews also. Obviously the sauce is everything here. This recipe lends itself to all kinds of variations - add veggies (I add stir-fried broccoli and carrots to mine) and try using chicken broth instead of water for a richer sauce; use lemon zest instead of orange zest, stir-fry in peanut oil instead of olive oil, etc.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2013
Mushroom and Tomato Bruschetta
This strays pretty far from a traditional bruschetta. Add the tomatoes to step 3 and you will essentially have a pizza sauce - bruschetta toppings are not cooked and the garlic is rubbed onto the toasted bread and not a "topping" per se. It really seems to be pizza except toasted bread is used for the crust. If you ask your taste buds, I think you will find them saying "pizza."

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2013
Green Goddess Chive Dressing
I also needed a little more zip so used two cloves garlic, more onion and half the sugar. As mentioned anchovy paste is a good addition. Makes it a bit more traditional. If you dont' have any anchovy paste on hand (I didn't) try a teaspoon of oriental fish sauce.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2008

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