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Living In: Almont, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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apple turnovers
About this Cook
I have always had a passion for baking and up until recently I really only did your basic cooking. However since being around my neighbor (she is an expert cook) I have found my self getting more and more interested in how to cook better and try new menus. My kids are getting older now so no more mac and cheese days for us :) I am a stay at home Mom of 4 boys who have some pretty big appetites and I think they are actually starting to steer away from chicken nuggets and everything drenched in ranch dressing lol. I took a few fun cooking classes at the Farm restaurant and hope to some day go to Italy with my neighbor to do a cooking/vacation.
My favorite things to cook
Italian by far! I have so much to learn though. I also love experiment with soups and come up with my own recipes. I use the grill alot and through out the winter months. Baking and desserts. I love Chinese food but I have yet to try that many dishes on my own, for now I will leave that to my favorite restaurant :) I also love to dabble with pizza recipes as I can never get enough
My favorite family cooking traditions
pierogies are a polish family tradition that I couldn't live without. My grandmother made them for Xmas eve and I miss them. She passed away and we have never been able to perfect her recipe. BUT my sister in law now makes the BEST pierogies with a farmers cheese, but really its her own special dough recipe that makes them so great. We do all day cooking marathons and are totally exhausted afterwards but its so worth it. My other tradtions are Christmas baking with my Mom. I will always treasure that.
My cooking tragedies
I made a St Patricks Day dinner for my kids when they were little and dyed a lot of the food green.......well lets just say that is was the ugliest dinner ever!!LOL Trying to be the "fun" Mom and you should of seen my kids faces LOL I dont know what happened but the mashed potatoes were awful and Im not sure if it was because it was the whole green thing or what .....LOL but its funny to think back about now.
Recipe Reviews 30 reviews
Famous Butter Chicken
Easy to prepare and cook. My family really enjoyed this dish. It is a simple recipe, I only changed the amount of butter used ( 1/2 stick) and used garlic instead of garlic salt. I think next time I will try to spice it up a bit but still use this as the base recipe.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2013
Mushroom Pork Chops
I adapted this recipe for a slow cooker. I followed the directions for browning the chops and then I added it all to a slow cooker and cooked on low for 4-5 hrs. It had a real nice taste and the chops were very moist and tender.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2009
Pumpkin Roll Cake
This is a great pumpkin roll. Even my kids will eat this. I do not make it on wax paper as it has tended to smoke in the oven. I use parchment paper and that seems to work very well.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2008

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