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Home Town: Rockford, Illinois, USA
Living In: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am married with two kids. I grew up as an only child with a single mother---one who cooked maybe once or twice a year. I ate fast food, frozen dinners, and anything out of a can. I vowed that I would learn to cook. My favorite thing is to cook for my family and for company. Seeing people enjoy the food I made makes me happy. I still have a lot to learn about cooking. Now, though, the kitchen no longer terrifies me. I get lost in chopping, simmering, and smelling all the great foods that combine to make the house smell good. There is nothing home-ier to me than this.
My favorite things to cook
The slow cooker is my best friend no matter what the season.
My cooking triumphs
Homemade soup (who knew how much better it is than canned?) Meatloaf that my kids actually ask for Learning to use a wide variety of seasonings
My cooking tragedies
Painstakingly chopping vegetables and meat for my first crock pot stew and forgetting to plug it in before leaving in the morning. First time using garlic and I thought one clove was a whole head---the lasagna was inedible and my apartment stunk like garlic for a week.
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Baked Chicken Nuggets
Not all that much flavor, but when dipped in sauces like BBQ or honey mustard then it really doesn't matter. I love serving real chicken nuggets to my family, and they love them.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2014
Asian Beef Skewers
Easy marinade. Very flavorful. I'm always looking for new and good marinades. Is a crowd pleaser for sure!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2014
Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
So easy, everyone loves these. Kids can help measure seasonings and shake potato slices in bag. They take some time to cook, but if planned ahead of other dishes they are worth it.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2014

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