Francesca Profile - (10124719)

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Home Town: Alta Loma, California, USA
Living In: Grass Valley, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Me and Tuff
Me and my guy
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About this Cook
I am a full time college student and mother of four children. I have a wonderful husband and we just celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. I love cooking and always want to learn to make new things and homemde items. I try to make ut unstrad of buying it.I love a challenge. I am very outgoing and love to play outside with my children. We love grilling outside and baking.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook mexican food. I'll try almost anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
This past Christmas we began making tamales, it was a blast and delicious!
My cooking triumphs
Actually mastering homemade pinto beans!! Finally got it right?
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
This was on my list of soups to learn to make!! Very pleased with it and the outcome. I used a can of chicken broth instead of the water and chicken bouillon. I seasoned it with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Prior to adding the milk and flour mixture I warmed it up in a seperate bowl, so I wouldn't be adding cold milk into a hot crock pot. This reduces the chances of curdling(?) with the milk. I serve with sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon crumbled on top. I also serve it in a sour dough bread bowl!!!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2009
Best Bread Machine Bread
I have owned my machine since 2003 and have used it alot. Never have I made such a wonderful light and fluffy bread. I love my machine but was tired of bread that wasn't soft like the store bought. So I tried this recipe and like many was a bit leary on the mixing yeast with the water. My machine says not too. But I listened to my trusty family on line here and WOW this was truly amazing. I follwed the suggestions of eveyone and added an extra 1/2 tsp salt. I used some Whole wheat flour as well. I set the machine and took off. When my family come home there was a beautiful loaf of perfect bread waiting for us to chow on. Only one problem.....we ate it all too fast and now it's gone...have to make more. I love that there are only 6 ingredients!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2008
Bread Machine Rolls
I think these rolls are fantastic!! We make home made hamburger buns now to go with our stuffed hamburger patties!!!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2008

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