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Ms. Ritchey

Ms. Ritchey
Home Town: Lodi - I Guess, California, USA
Living In: Fontana, California, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Mini Corndogs.....
Baking in the Oven
My Kiki
Low-Fat Pumpkin Bread
About this Cook
I'm a busy, thirty something Wife and Mom. Sometimes I love to cook - and sometimes not as much. My three guys( ranging from 10 - 16 ) are super picky and it is not such a joy to cook for them sometimes ( although they LOVE when I bake! ). I love trying new recipes, and I also love decorating, gardening, and spending time with my family.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake - but I have to be in the baking zone. It looks like a bakery at my house during the holidays. Moderation? I think not! I enjoying cooking Italian dishes and Vegeterian dishes the most. I try to find new ways to eat veggies because my husband isn't a huge vegetable fan.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hmmm..... from my Grandmother, I learned to make homemade cinnamon rolls ( an all day ordeal ) and snickerdoodles. We would have a baking day when I went to see her. We made bread from scratch too - the old fashioned way.... no bread machines for us. Fruit Salad and deviled eggs are a most have for All holiday gatherings! Something my Mother passed on to me :0).
My cooking triumphs
Cooking Fish! I never used to eat or cook fish. I didn't want to make my husband sick if I didn't cook it correctly. I think I was a little intimadated by it too. Well.... not only do I cook it, quite well I might add, I eat it too. It's too good for you to not eat! I have cooked all types of fish and used many recipes. Fish became a part of my menu plans about a year and a half ago.
My cooking tragedies
Oh my!!! Years ago, about 14 I guess, I was just starting to dabble in cooking once in a blue moon. I decided to make pizza. I didn't have any tomato sauce, nor money, but I did have a can of spaghetti o's. It came to me! I strained the noodles out of the sauce, and wa - la! Pizza Sauce! My hubby came home ( I was soooo proud! ), and I cut him a slice. " What is this? It tastes like spaghetti o's! ". Oh my! Not good! I tried to give my dog a little taste - he declined. That was my big tragedy. Another time I tried to make a dish called Three Bean Terrein. A lot of work! It looked so beautiful in the book. Different layers of pureed beans, all the colors... baked into a bean loaf. Wow! What a mess!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler
WOW!!! I printed up this recipe on the 21st of Nov, and I have made it SEVERAL times now. The first time I used peaches. The 2nd time I used cranberry sauce ( oh my goodness! Yummy! My niece's and my favorite! ). The third I used some frozen strawberries and cranberry sauce. The last few times I used apples cooked with sugar and cinnamon. This is my husband's favorite. I add more fruit - I don't measure, just wing it and put in what looks good to me. Also, I add brown sugar on top as well as the white sugar - makes the top crust crispier. I cook longer than the time given to make it more crisp. I do double. The only bad thing is the next day the leftover cobbler does soften, but honestly, it is still delicious. Top with whipped cream and it is heavenly!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2008
Mustard Onion Pork Chops
I wish I would have thought to take a pic - they were beautiful! I used both Dijon Mustard( on bottom ) and yellow mustard ( on top ). I covered, but uncovered for about 15 minutes to get onions crunchy. My chops were super huge so they took some time to cook. Very tasty!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2008
Slammin' Salmon
Delish! My husband made this yummy fish dish - He left out the peanut and sesame oils - he substituted 1 tsp olive oil for the sesame. The smell of the merinate was wonderful ( we are going to try it with other things )and the aroma from the grill was really nice! A recipe we will use over and over!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2007

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