RyansGirl21 Profile - Allrecipes.com (10161418)

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Home Town: Iowa, USA
Living In: Marshalltown, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Music
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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
Chicken and Bacon Shish Kabobs
St. Louis Toasted Ravioli
About this Cook
Just a newlywed, married my best friend and am so happy! Teaching Kindergarten is my day job and consumes my life for 9+ months of the year! I also have a wonderful family, extended family, and 6 great nieces and nephews who are growing up too quickly!
My favorite things to cook
I have a tendency to stare at pasta recipes and want to try them all! I love to make casseroles, and see how easy crock-pot meals are during the school year! I also love to bake! Cookies, brownies, apple and cherry pies, homemade cheesecakes, muffins, quick breads! I would like to venture more into comfort soups during the cold winter months, and start attempting to make bread from scratch!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving always comes to mind! Mom's homemade stuffing is the most favored part of the meal for me and I've never attempted to make it myself! Also, cookies and goodies that are made for Christmas just make the holidays feel right!
My cooking triumphs
Probably the first time I made a homemade cheesecake! I had always heard how hard they were and it turned out perfectly! I also enjoy any time I try a new recipe for my new hubby and he makes that "happy" noise as he eats and I know I've got a winner!
My cooking tragedies
Well, just recently I made a chicken marinade from allrecipes and I was so proud of what I did, hubby was tired after work, so I thought I'd do it all and start the grill, well.....I didn't pull the new gas grill quite far enough away from the vinyl siding on an extremely hot day and I warped the vinyl siding! Hubby was kind, but didn't like the chicken the first night, but loved it later as a leftover! He was too worried about the siding the night we grilled it! He loves me anyway!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork
Excellent! My first try at pulled pork and it was easy! I had a 4 lb pork loin roast and I used 2 cans of Mug Root Beer and a can of beef broth and did my own rub of garlic powder and salt and pepper all over the roast. Left in slow cooker for over 7 hours and it just fell off the bone and shred easily. Added my BBQ sauce and very tasty! Great easy way to make pulled pork

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2009
Urban Legend Chocolate Chip Cookies
Very good! I was looking for that extra something in a cookie that has both chocolate chips and oatmeal both of which dh loves, but this gives it a great texture. Followed the recipe exactly except left out the nuts. We love walnuts, so next time I will add some to half of the batch.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2009
Bruschetta Chicken Bake
Very tasty! Hubby loved it! The only thing I did was the tomatoes were an "italian blend" and I omitted the salt. When I layered the chicken, I also sprinkled 1 tsp. dried basil leaves on top before the cheese and stuffing layers. I will definitely add this to our normal rotation of chicken meals! Easy and quick!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2008

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