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Home Town: Lusaka, Zambia
Living In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Spinach and Strawberry yummy!
About this Cook
I've been married almost two years and have a 9 month old son. Since my hubby works and goes to school I've become somewhat of the traditional stay at home mom/wife and I love it. I can't wait for our Son to be old enough to help out in the kitchen. The biggest challenge I have is trying to find something to make for dinner every night!
My favorite things to cook
Shortbread cookies, soups, pasta, chicken, breakfast
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother always made home made pizza since there were not pizza places in our city/country. Her pizzas were origional and unlike anything you'll find here in the states. She'd often let me pitch in, my favorite part was watching the dough rise.
My cooking triumphs
Having a meal on the table at least five nights a week! Finding a dish my husband likes that's not only meat and potatoes. Cooking sweet potatoes for the first time.
My cooking tragedies
Once, when I was first learning to cook and bake, my mother let me bake a bannana cake (they are still a favorite of mine.) Well I wasn't paying attention to the directions and put a TBS of baking powder instead of a tsp. It's a good thing Peter the veggitable man came to the door ten min later to sell us some home grown goods. I bought a whole bunch of bananas and ended up making three cakes that day (since in my family we never throw anything out.) If I remember correctly it ended up working out since almost every night that week we had someone over for dinner. They had no idea that WE had been eating bannana cake for a week straight!
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Simple Scones
Make this all the time! So easy to create your own variations. My favorite is orange zest, chopped up pecans (a little vanilla) and dried cranberries.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 15, 2010
Sour Cream Chicken and Potatoes
What a strange meal. I was going to give this two stars because it was a bit bland then I realized I forgot the garlic in the sauce! I was really disappointed in the sauce and that's probably why. This recipe got a lot of great review, but I thought it was just plain strange. I've never put chicken on top of potatoes in my life. Worth a try at least once though.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2009
Basic Flaky Pie Crust
I've been looking for a pie crust recipe for a while now and this one impressed me the very first time I used it!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2009

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