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Home Town: Candia, New Hampshire, USA
Living In: Raymond, New Hampshire, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Slow Cooker Tender & Yummy Round Steak
M & M Graham Cracker Cookies
Broccoli & Cheddar Soup
About this Cook
I'm a New England mother of three boys (twins 20, and a 14 year old who all eat like horses). They and their father keep me on my toes. I work for a local animal hospital and tend to collect animals like I do recipes!
My favorite things to cook
Good old fashioned "comfort foods". I also enjoy cooking for the holidays - Christmas cookies, candies, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner! I wear myself out every year baking pies, deserts... planning side dishes to go along with the turkey, etc.
My cooking triumphs
There have been so many little ones over the past 20+ years. The time I decorated a very detailed cake for a family member's 40th birthday party amidst a hot, humid August day. Recently, I made Chicken Cordon Bleu from a recipe here on site and it rivaled our favorite restaurant's version. That gave me perma-grin!
My cooking tragedies
Along with the successes, there have been some major flops! Some were so horrible, I must have erased them from my memory... but, I know I'm not the only one that left the gizzard/neck inside my first Thanksgiving turkey. Or, followed a recipe only to find that I was missing a key ingredient... Or, pulled meat from the oven to find that it was still raw. *sigh*
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
My experience with Cinnamon Rolls was limited to ones that come in a can from the refrigerated section of the store... until now. I recently inherited my mother's bread machine and decided to try this recipe out as it's been languishing in my recipe box forever. I followed the dough directions exactly, but did add in 1 tsp of vanilla extract as some other reviewers suggested. The filling is excellent as is - no changes needed! I'm not a fan of cream cheese icing (I know... something must be wrong with me), so instead I used a simple confectioners sugar/milk mixture with a little vanilla extract for a glaze. These really are amazing! Very flavorful and gooey when eaten warm. I will definitely be making these again... no more canned rolls for us!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2011
Chicken Spaghetti Casserole I
This was definitely a hit with the men of the house... plus, I really enjoyed it myself! It has earned a place among our monthly menu rotation. I gave 4 stars only because I made some changes to accommodate ingredients I had on hand. I had no wine so I used chicken broth and I substituted cream of chicken soup for the cream of mushroom. Being a bit of a seasoning freak, I also added some Lawry's and a dash of ground red pepper. I like that it can be made ahead and it gets more flavorful as it sits. Great recipe Marty!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2010
The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
Made exactly as written and was very pleased with the results. Great flavor!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2010

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