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Cooking is a form of creative expression for me.  And since my husband and I have quite different tastes in foods, having a lot of tricks up my sleeve in the kitchen helps me find dishes we both can love. I love fresh produce and herbs.  I make my own pickles.  I try to avoid foods with any refined flour or added sugar and focus more on lean proteins.  No one cuisine describes us, our current favorite dishes include risotto (Italian), spicy basil sautee (Thai), burritos (Meixcan), curry pot (Indian), chicken cordon bleu (French), and stir fry (Chinese).  We like spicy foods with a lot of flavor and we don't shy away from the saltier stuff.

My Most Recent Ratings

Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole

Quinoa, Broccoli, & Cheese Casserole

Very flavorful and easy-to-make. — burnsma55817 9/5/2012
Slow Cooked Lemon Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooked Lemon Garlic Chicken

This is a quite good base recipe, but for my slow cooker (4Q) it presents a few issues as written. For starters, the sauce is inadequate and burns off, leaving a charcoal mess if you don't at least double it....which still leaves nowhere near enough liquid to make a sauce after removed from the pot. Second, while I adore lemons, the ratio of lemon juice is WAY too much....I would cut it by 1/3. If you don't have the dried oregano and/or fresh parsley a number of other herbs will work well. My favorite is dried herbs de provence plus fresh dill. Would rate higher were it not for the serious problems with the sauce quantity. — Cleaved 9/5/2012
Our Favorite Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

Our Favorite Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

A little on the bland side, but still a pretty good base chili, will add some herbs and spices in the future. — loratellefsen 8/31/2012
Southern Corn Pudding

Southern Corn Pudding

Loved the texture, rich and crumbly. I think most cooks will want to jazz it up a little from the basic recipe with your favorites spices and additions. Next time I am adding some jalapenoes, cheese, and mixed herbs. — sgrishka 8/31/2012
Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

Great tasting easy-to-make casserole that lasts great in the fridge for leftovers too. Easy to spice it up any way you want, but I will cut down a wee bit on the sausage next time...it was a little meaty. — Love7721 8/31/2012
Andrew's Apple Stuffed Chicken with Cider Cream Sauce

Andrew's Apple Stuffed Chicken with Cider Cream Sauce

Definitely a keeper. I flavored up my flour used in dredging by adding a bunch of pinches of dry herbs (onion powder, curry, orange peel, rosemary, celery salt, white pepper, ground mustard) and used slightly less flour. I took the leftover flout mixture and cooked my remaining apple slices in it. Chicken was way overdone though so next time I'll just sear the chicken before cooking in the oven. A little apple cider vinegar mixed in with the apple cider on the sauce gave it a nice zing. — Weez 8/23/2012
Spicy Sausage Balls

Spicy Sausage Balls

Very tasty and easy to make. I also had to use more liquid to get them to the right consistency, I ended up doubling it. Next time I make them I'll cut down a bit on the cook time, they were a bit overdone. — Beachbumette 8/21/2012
Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

tasty but clumpy texture in spite of constant stirring — amieiscooking 8/20/2012
Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker

Love. It. I had a 3 1/3 lb pork butt but used this recipe anyway (just doubled everything). I used chicken broth instead of water and did 1/2 and 1/2 soy and worchestershire for that part of the recipe. For the wine I had a well aged ( but cheaper) Napa cab-merlot blend. Was worried about the timing with the extra meat, but in my 4qt cooker I ran it for 5 hours on high. Tested the temp at the end - 195...so meat was definitely done but still very juicy and tender. We licked our fingers and look forward to pork tacos tomorrow night with the leftovers. — Harveysangel 8/17/2012
Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry

This is such a great, simple curry recipe that most home chefs will instinctively know how to adapt to their own tastes. I am so grateful to those who post easy recipes that don't break the bank.....I can jazz them up with whatever I have on hand. This basic recipe is not too spicy but still has good flavor. This could become a weekly feature in my house. 7/24/2012
Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

Wasn't sure about this one as I am more used to a satay with lightly marinated meat and use of a dipping sauce. But this turned out great, and most ingredients are usually on hand. I did have to substitute pureed pineapple for the pineapple juice, still a hit. — cleverkt 7/24/2012
Grandma's Meatloaf

Grandma's Meatloaf

The meat: this one was one of the more time-consuming meatloaf recipes to put together and definitely the most bland in taste. No bang for the buck at all. Husband and guests all hated it and I had to make another meal on the fly. The glaze : simple but yet a little unique, my favorite glaze yet - I plan to use it again and again and making this recipe was more than worth the time and trouble to discover this easy-to-make yummy glaze. — sgrishka 7/24/2012

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