AUNTIE LEAH Profile - (1006068)

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Member Since: Dec. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Kids
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About this Cook
I am a teacher-turned-stay-at-home-mom who cooks every night for my husband and two boys, 4 and 18 mos. I love to cook and bake and am always looking for great new recipe ideas for babies, toddlers and children.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make homemade baby food, and anything that looks cool, tastes great and continues to be requested by my sons.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is what I would call an All-American Mom Cook. We had meat, a starch, and a veggie at every dinner. I loved watching her make everything from memory. She never used cookbooks. I use them constantly.
My cooking triumphs
My brother-in-law thinks that I am the best cook ever (or leads me to believe I am). It's a great way to make me cook and bake for him as often as possible. But perhaps my biggest triumph was when my 4-year-old explained to my husband what the difference was between a liquid and dry measuring cup.
My cooking tragedies
I decided to bake my older son's birthday cake one year. He wanted a frog cake, so I chose to use a Pyrex bowl to create a 3-D type of frog, complete with sugar cookie legs and a fruit rollup tongue. The result was the most scary-looking alien thing that had me wishing I had stuck to cupcakes. That cake is still the butt of some good jokes a few years later.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Fresh Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Lasagna
I brought this to a big party and it was a big hit! One suggestion: Let the cream mixture thicken a bit before removing it from the heat. Otherwise, it's very runny.

38 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2006
Best Toffee Ever - Super Easy
I was amazed at how easy this recipe was to make. It's one of those recipes that looks difficult but takes no time at all. I chose to use pecans instead of almonds and it was delicious.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2005
Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing
I have made this stuffing using this recipe for the last 4 years and out of all the dishes I make for Thanksgiving, this is the one that everyone wants more of and also the recipe for. This stuffing pleases everyone, even the picky eaters.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2005

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