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Home Town: Red Wing, Minnesota, USA
Living In: North Country, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a busy wife and mom. I've sold baked goods and jellies at Farmer's Market. I homeschool my kids and love to garden, bake, cook, can, camp, and sew. We live on a farm and raise Katahdin Hair sheep and chickens. I have 4 girls ages 3yo to 18yo.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making candies and desserts. I love stir fried veggies. I love baking bread. It's fun to make food that looks good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cinnamon Rolls on Sabbath morning. Homemade Pizza for birthdays. Potato Soup and Homemade French Bread in winter. Lots of Christmas Cookies at Christmas time. Christmas Baklava for the Fire Department.
My cooking triumphs
Jelly and Jams! Self-learned and people love them!
My cooking tragedies
I have plenty. From rock hard bread to burnt desserts. Canned creamed corn that was burned dry... UGH! But with practice, I keep learning new things. I love trying new recipes when time allows. Dh usually requests an item for me to master... the first few tries are usually not worth mentioning, but with practice I usually get it right to where the ENTIRE family will enjoy it.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Thumbprints
Tried this recipe. My younger girls loved it. I made them for a to share at a live nativity evening and they were gone the fastest and some asked me if I'd make more for the next evening.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2014
Mujaddara Arabic Lentil Rice
I really like this. I had an alternate recipe that used cracked wheat instead of rice and I had lost it. I like using rice better as it is easier to sift rocks out of than cracked wheat! I made as directed and it was great. I also make it ahead for potluck and reheat in the oven. The rice/lentil mixture then gets a little bit of a crunchy crust, which some have shared that they really enjoy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2012
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
Very good recipe. We get compliments everytime we make it.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2011

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