• Joined December, 2008
  • Intermediate Home Cook
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I am really learning to love to cook and explore!  My partner is the real cook but I have learned so much and improve daily with his lessons and challenges.  We enjoy travel, trying local cuisine and replicating it with our twists.  The Food Network is my indulgence (Paula- if you're reading...call me!)!

Mexican is my favorite by far; but I like most foods!  I grew up in a "meat and potato" family and enjoyed every minute of it.  My fondest memories are my mom and grandmother in the kitchen on holidays.  The smells, family, and fun bring it all together.

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Choco-Flan Cake

Choco-Flan Cake

Hey HuckleberryJenn, Even if doubling, the cake takes longer than the flan, so while it may be a couple of extra minutes, it's not much. Test the cake and if it's done, the whole thing should be. Thanks! — TJCOOKER 5/24/2011
Aunt Evelyn's Meatloaf

Aunt Evelyn's Meatloaf

Great flavor and texture! Thanks for sharing this one! — sgrishka 10/31/2010
One Dish Beef Stroganoff

One Dish Beef Stroganoff

Great and easy! I also added sauted onions at the beginning, and the mushroom soup along with sour cream at the end. Also, I added some fajita seasoning mix to the meat giving it just a little bit of heat. — Sailinghome 4/3/2010
Stuffed Lobster Tails Supreme

Stuffed Lobster Tails Supreme

Great recipe! I've uploaded a pic for it! Good flavor, well balanced, with just enough heat to come into the back of your throat as flavor. 1/14/2010
Cornish Game Hen (alton Brown's Way)

Cornish Game Hen (alton Brown's Way)

Quick and easy. Juicy and crispy! [I posted this recipe.] — TJCOOKER 12/1/2009
Savory Stuffed Chicken Breast

Savory Stuffed Chicken Breast

Very moist and tender. [I posted this recipe.] — TJCOOKER 12/1/2009
Chile Rellenos - The Real Deal

Chile Rellenos - The Real Deal

Geesh, I can't believe I did that! I changed the recipe to 2 pounds. The last time I made them (before posting this) I made a dozen or so. Sorry for the confusion! You want enough beef to stuff the number of peppers you have - 1/4 to 1/2 pound each. — TJCOOKER 10/15/2009
Choco-Flan Cake

Choco-Flan Cake

All the ingredients will fit in a normal size bundt pan. Even if you choose to double the flan (as seen in photo), it will still fit, but you will see the cake rise slightly above the pan. You can also use a large rectangular cake pan if you need to size up the whole recipe. — TJCOOKER 9/7/2009
Best Ever Blueberry Coffee Cake

Best Ever Blueberry Coffee Cake

This recipe is great! It also works well if you suddenly find you don't have blueberries, you can mix in a streusel or do just about anything and it will be great! — webtexan 8/30/2009
Easy Fruit Crunch Cake

Easy Fruit Crunch Cake

Quick, easy and yummy!!!! [I posted this recipe.] — TJCOOKER 8/19/2009
Choco-Flan Cake

Choco-Flan Cake

This is an easy and delicious dessert. The hardest part about this dish is waiting during cooling!!! [I posted this recipe.] — TJCOOKER 8/19/2009
Chile Rellenos - The Real Deal

Chile Rellenos - The Real Deal

Excellent and authentic recipe for a wonderful dish. You won't find it in a restaurant this way or this good! [I posted this recipe.] — TJCOOKER 8/19/2009
Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburgers

Inside-Out Bacon Cheeseburgers

Really good and juicy! Loved the ranch dressing addition. I also included some grilled onions inside. — Hajster 7/12/2009
BBQ Bananas

BBQ Bananas

Really good and easy. You must eat them quickly after grilling as they harden relatively fast. Also, I think I prefer to cut them in half and grill at some point to add some texture. Loved it. — jamieo 7/12/2009
Citrus Shrimp Skewers

Citrus Shrimp Skewers

Great flavor and easy! — Sherri 7/12/2009
Black Magic Cake

Black Magic Cake

Very good cake. Agree with other comment to watch carefully last 5 to 10 minutes and pull when sides pull away. Very moist. — cleverkt 6/26/2009
Semi-Homemade Cran Orange Cake

Semi-Homemade Cran Orange Cake

Key is to mix in cranfruit in smaller amounts to get the consistency you want for the filling and to give some chilling time to the filling, icing, and overall cake at each stage to let them firm up. [I posted this recipe.] — TJCOOKER 4/12/2009
Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal-Raisin Cookies

Great taste and texture. Dough seemed dry and a little difficult to spoon, but it worked! — sgrishka 3/2/2009

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I am delighted that you enjoyed my father's Homestyle Meatloaf recipe. Thank you for the medal you awarded me and for your wonderful comments...I appreciate them very much!

4 years ago    sgrishka

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