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shayesmomma


shayesmomma
 
Home Town: Juneau, Alaska, USA
Living In: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Married to the most wonderful fireman on earth and have two amazing kids and the perfect dog.
My favorite things to cook
I am a cake decorator by hobby and love to cook anything that looks as good as it tastes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Gotta be going to the fire station on Christmas and Thanksgiving when my husband's working... the crew cooks AND cleans for the families! ;)
My cooking triumphs
My sculptured cakes... especially the ones people don't think are cakes!
My cooking tragedies
having the oven turned to broil when the turkey (in a plastic cooking bag, mind you) is in the oven on Thanksgiving....
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Apple Strudel Muffins
After reading several of the reviews, I made the changes suggested by TUNISIANSWIFE (1C shredded apple, 1/2 chopped, half and half brown and white sugar). In addition, I used pumpkin spice in the batter and added some caramel (7 oz. caramel candies and 2T heavy cream heated together - I put this into a squeeze bottle and was able to "inject" caramel into the muffins easily and without mess!). These muffins are very moist and flavorful. I think if I really liked apple baked goods, this would have gotten 5 stars. Perhaps I should have waited to review until I heard back from the teachers at my daughters school? This recipe made 48 mini muffins.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2012
Main Line Chicken Chili
This was a great chili to come home to after sitting out watching soccer in the cold. I used a rotisserie cooked chicken from the store for ease of prep, Cuban black beans and Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies. Garnished with pepper jack/cheddar cheese blend and avocado... I was in a rush and forgot to add the spices, but that turned out for the best since it was plenty spicy with the cheese, beans and tomato spices. Two adults, a 12 year old and an 8 year old rated this a 4-5 star recipe :)

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2011
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
If you're looking for a hearty, yummy soup, this is it. In order to incorporate the flavors into the potatos more, I cooked the ham in the pot then allowed the ham and chicken bouillan to boil (and I added garlic) for about 10 minutes, THEN put the potatos in for the 15... I didn't bite into a potato thinking, "That's a potato" it really soaked up theessence of the broth. And, for those of you who like a creamier taste but can't have the fat, try fat free half and half... it's WONDERFUL. A low fat chicken sausage is also a nice addition or alternative to the ham. Thanks for the recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2007
 
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