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Home Town: Elkhart, Indiana, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have been married since 06/06/06 to my high school sweetheart. We just had our first child, a daughter :) We have two dogs. We have a large circle of family and close friends, so we always have some gathering or party to go to.
My favorite things to cook
I am good with casseroles and my favorite one to make is Shepards Pie and scalloped potatoes with smoked sausage. I am also good with any kind of lasagna. I like using my slow cooker for chili and roasts. I like to find new recipes on this website because they are typically easy to follow and turn out well for me. It is a good website for cookers who are just starting out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom and Gram make excellent homemade stuffed green peppers with spanish rice. I haven't attempted those yet. My mom's signature dish for the holidays is swedish meatballs all handmade with a homemade gravy. I haven't attempted those either.
My cooking triumphs
I made my first homemade fresh peach pie, which I thought I was going to somehow mess up. But, it turned out amazing. I am not a very good baker, but I might just have a talent for making pies.
My cooking tragedies
I'm probably the only person who thought that to make a lot of jello, you just add a lot of water. Which I did. And I couldn't figure out why the jello never set until I called me mom and she told me more water does not equal more jello.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Good Old Fashioned Pancakes
I didn't think we had anything for breakfast this morning, but then I remembered I had some flour in the pantry (and luckily ONE egg, lol). I've never made pancakes from scratch before, but I figured I could find a recipe on this website, and this was the first pancake recipe that popped up. Such easy instructions to follow; I didn't change one thing about preparation and the pancakes turned out fantastic! I guess I don't need to buy premade mix anymore.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2015
Incredibly Easy Chicken and Noodles
Made for dinner last night and it was so good my husband went back for a second and a third. We also had enough left over for lunch today. I boiled and shredded 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts and mixed in dress pepper with the other seasonings. I let it simmer for 45 minutes rather than the 20-30 minutes, and I truly believe that made it as good as it was. I served on top of red akin mashed potatoes. Will definitely make again.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2015
Baked Ziti with Sausage
Just made it tonight. Followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. The ricotta cheese makes it extra creamy. I will definitely make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2015

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