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About this Cook
I am a married mom of 3 teenagers living in Nashville, TN.
My favorite things to cook
I like trying new things to keep all the time spent in the kitchen more lively. I've been freezing more and have gotten better at planning ahead.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite thing about being in the kitchen is that my family is always up for trying something new and they appreciate any effort! The kids gravitate to the kitchen and it seems they talk about their day or what's on their mind more easily there.
My cooking triumphs
I have celiac so learning to cook quick, affordable and easy week night meals without pasta/bread has been interesting. I appreciate that this diagnosis has forced me to use less processed food and lots of fresh vegetables and fruit.
My cooking tragedies
Oh goodness, how about my first turkey (at age 20) that I cooked with the bag of innards still inside? Or the second turkey that I didn't thaw long enough before the big day (at age 21)? Or the many holiday meals that didn't come together all at the same time?
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Fast and Friendly Meatballs
Excellent! Added the 2tbsp of parmesan as other reviewers have suggested and substituted mashed potato flakes for the bread crumbs since we are a gluten free house.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2010
Jeanne's Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Very good cookie. My husband is not a fan of any chocolate and peanut butter combination, so this recipe was great for our family. Following other reviewer's suggestions, I chilled the dough for 1 hour. I also added 1/8 teas. baking powder to reduce butter sprawl and lowered the butter to 2 sticks and the sugar to 1 1/2 cup. I did roll the cookies in 1/4 cup sugar before baking because I like the crackled look.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2008
Chicken Parmigiana
This was a big hit with the family. Before egging the chicken, I rolled it through a mixture of flour, garlic salt, oregano, and pepper. I used an Italian bread crumb mixture, then fried the chicken in a cast iron skillet for two minutes on each side(medium heat) before sprinkling Mozz and Parm on it. Twenty minutes at 350 covered top and bottom in sauce, and the Mmm Mmm's started. It was served over spaghetti, with a store bought sauce boiled down with 1/2 cup chianti. BOOM! It has already been requested that I make it for my wife for her birthday dinner. Now that's a statement!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2008
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