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Home Town: Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Living In: Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Churros in Atlanta 2011
Lesandboy at Sears Tower 2006
About this Cook
I am a single mother and a Registered Dietitian.
My favorite things to cook
I like to try just about anything! I love to mix up recipes to make them my own and to improve the nutrition of the recipes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma (the one who did most of the cooking) is very Polish. She made wonderful beet soup, potato pancakes, etc. My mom's specialties are beef stroganoff (we always asked for it on bdays), currant scones, stollen, and chicken soup.
My cooking triumphs
I love to make anything that folks will eat. Having only myself and my son, cooking isn't too fun until I invite neighbors, friends, and family over! I love to cook/bake for the holidays more than anything.
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school, I wanted to make chocolate chip cookies. When I pulled the first batch out of the oven, I was horrified because they turned into one large, flat mess. I realized that I forgot to add a good bit of the flour (I think I used 1/2 c instead of 1 1/2 c). My dad and brother made so much fun of me...my brother came in the house with a chisel. I was so upset.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
J.P.'s Big Daddy Biscuits
Just pulled them out of the oven...getting ready to gobble some up with my homemade sausage gravy. They're pretty but not as tall as I would have liked. I used butter instead of shortening and buttermilk instead of regular milk.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 3, 2011
Chicken with Quinoa and Veggies
AWESOME!! I only made a few changes...I omited the second 2T olive oil, no need for it. Instead of zucchini (I don't care for it cooked), I substituted a 12oz pkg baby bellas. My pkg of feta was 6oz and I just used it all. At the end, I mixed in the quinoa and a little while later, it soaked up all of the liquid. Yummy!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2011
Beer Butt Rosemary Chicken
This was so completely delicious!! I had to cook it for 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to 180, but man oh man...worth every minute!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 19, 2009

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