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Birthday: Feb 08
Reviewed Bacon Wrapped Pineapple Shrimp
"Very good! I have also tried mango, in place of the pineapple, and grilled, rather than fried. Also very good. Try sprinkling with a spicy concoction called "Joe's Stuff"...order online.""
Reviewed Baked Macaroni and Cheese
"Very good, although, I added the panko w/o butter and browned it under the broiler as a calorie and fat saver. Tonight, we add cubed ham steak for texture and extra protein.""
Reviewed Creamy Swiss Chard Pasta
"Had t his last night, really great and fast! I added 1 Tbsp of butter and increased the Parm cheese to 1/3 cup..."
Last time I wrote here I was 30 yrs old ! Still married but, 54 yrs old now; 2 grown kids and oldest is married too! Love to cook, hate to clean it up. We avoid using canned or processed foods. Nearly everything is made from scratch. Our family motto is that wherever we go, we go for the cuisine; and we have never met a meal we didn't like, especially if someone made it for us!
So, it's now, 2013! We found out our oldest daughter, now 30, married and still living at home w hubby, is co,pletely intolerant of wheat. Gluten free products on the shelf are incredible expensive, so we are learning to cook GF from scratch now. It seems to be turning out that whatever we've ever cooked, can be made GF! Nice!
My eyes perk up for veal, lobster, mellow Italian (Lord, not the tangy or sour stuff), Thai, authentic Mexican (keep me away from anything that serves the standard lettuce, tomato, rice and beans as a garnish), real Chinese (and not CA style). I am famous for my homemade tomato sauce, which is a vey old recipe from my Grandmother's Grandmother. I make a really good rosemary pork loin on the BBQ w/ a pear or mango and brown sauce/gastrique. I like making gastriques. I pretty much cook on the grille as much as possible bc I hate the heat it generates indoors. I enjoy cooking for large groups and making fusses and large presentations for my guests and family. I have so many pots and pans and utensils that keep me moving, and I clean as I go, but I hate that part. Fave restaurants include: The Cracked Pepper Bistro (Fresno, CA), go for the Mala Insana; an adorable broiled chicken spot in Kensington, London, England (carry in your own wine, eat cheap chicken and sides til you pop!); Mexican place in Metro West, Orlando, FL on Hiawassee Rd...authentic, to die for; also Kim Wu, corner of Kirkman and ...?/Windermere Rd, Orlando, FL (Dr. Phillips area).