AlmostaCowgirl Profile - (10192275)

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Home Town: Murray/South Jordan, Utah, USA
Living In: Hooper, Utah, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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My Lil' J-Bug & Me
About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom which I prefer to consider my occupation as "Home Management" (sounds much better than "stay at home mom"... and more professional! LOL) I have 4 children: Zakkary - 18, Kayla - 15, Jayci - 3, J.J. - 1 I am married to a very wonderful man who took in Zakkary and Kayla as his own. He treats all of our children as equals, as well as me. I love to do anything outdoors. I LOVE camping and cooking outdoors. We like to go camping to relax... but I love to cook outdoors so much that my husband has to remind that we're "relaxing". LOL
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook most anything that just plain sounds delish! I like to slow cook often just because it's so simple. I'm actually in charge of a recipe exchange group with my church and I love doing it because I like to get lots of tasty meals from All Recipes as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving has got to be our most traditional of all. I always have people requesting that we have Thanksgiving at our house. We live about 60 miles from most of my family, but they make the drive just for the meal.
My cooking triumphs
I taught myself to cook! My mother was always too busy while I was a child, so all my sister and I learned to cook was tater tots and tv dinners. So, once I was out on my own I decided I HAD to learn! I taught myself through trial and error, but I took it on quickly. I love to cook/bake.
My cooking tragedies
In the beginning of my "learning", just lots of burned meals or tasteless meals. Ya gotta learn from experience right?
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Colorful and Edible Play Dough
This IS a great recipe for curious little ones, because it's safe for them. Of course it won't be sweet like actual Kool-aid, but it satisfies their curious little minds. :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2010
Dry Ranch Style Seasoning for Dip or Dressing
This was fantastic! I think when I was grinding the black pepper into it, it was a little larger pieces. We kept on getting bites of black pepper, so I recommend using a finer black pepper. Other then that, it tasted just liket he real thing! Thanks for the great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2009
Chocolate Covered Easter Eggs
This was an incredible recipe! I only separated it into thirds because I'm not a big chocolate (center) fan and from what others' reviews on it were. And, instead of forming them into egg shapes, I cheated and bought a silicone cupcake pan and just coated the insides with chocolate up the rim. Then I set them in the freezer until hardened (about 5 minutes), filled up the molds with the filling about 7/8 full and sealed them in with melted chocolate. I gave them to some family and neighbors and they thought they were store bought! PERFECT!!! Next time I'll get some white chocolate and color it with Easter colors and hand paint the designs on them. I did one batch with 1 1/2 tsp. of peppermint extract and it tasted just like a peppermint patty, only better! The peanut butter ones were the favorite of everyone (because my family is peanut butter lovers. I did have a problem with the first batch of peanut butter being a little to dry, so the next batch I just added a Tablespoon at a time of milk and it made them perfect! And the third batch I did with maraschino cherries chopped up and a little cherry extract. Those were the favorites of everyone that I had to stash some for myself and the husband! They were superb! Thank you kindly for such a fantastic recipe! My kids have LOVED helping me make these, not to mention they gobble them down before they even hit the fridge!

103 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 31, 2009
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