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Home Town: Piqua, Ohio, USA
Living In: Lake Worth, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Music
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About this Cook
I am a working Mom, and I would much rather pick dinner up on the way home than try to cook something. However, I am becoming more concerned with nutrition, and safety of take-out food.
My favorite things to cook
Anything quick and tasty. I do not own an oven. I have a radiant heat microwave and glass cook top stove. I have an electric Dutch oven for the big things like turkey and ham, but only use it twice a year.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas and Thanksgiving are family meals, meaning that my brother's family and parents all bring something to the table. Its fun, and always different.
My cooking triumphs
My triumph is that I have perseverance. As long as I follow a recipe, I'm okay...but beyond that...well...see below.
My cooking tragedies
Other than catching the stove (old) on fire on Christmas Eve a couple of years ago, every meal I make is a tragedy. I just don't understand how to cook.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Buttermilk Pancakes II
These were the best pancakes I have ever made! They looked great, tasted great, and kept in the freezer for a week's worth of breakfast for my school aged son! I took the advice and didn't over stir them. That is definatly the key to successful pancakes!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2011
Mulberry Muffins
They didn't last long! For some reason, mine stuck to the paper cups too, but the 3 that I made without the cups came out of the pan wonderfully (I didn't have enough cups). I used blueberry yogart instead of sour cream and apple butter instead of apple sauce, and vanilla. I put in some almonds just to get that almond taste. I also used Splenda and egg subsitute. It was all good! Will make them again!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2011
#1 Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Excellent cookie! It is the combination of the spices, pumpkin and apple butter that make this recipe a real treat. As I was mixing this up I wondered how shredded carrots and Crasins would go, so I tried it! make them small. You won't need more than 2 to feel satisfied!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2011

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