Stephanie Profile - (10283038)

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Home Town: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
Living In: O.C., California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm 26 years old. I grew up helping my mom in the kitchen and have been cooking on my own for 7 years. Now that I'm a wife and mother, I am more concerned about cooking healthy and preparing balanced meals that benefit my family. As much work as cooking every day may be, it is satisfying to know that I am taking good care of my family.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new cookie recipes and changing up old dinner favorites (when my husband asks what's for supper, he frequently hears "I don't know what it's called; I just made it up."
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom and both my grandmas have always been generous cooks. They show love by cooking and baking for family and friends and even strangers. I hope to carry on that tradition in my home.
My cooking triumphs
I have a "one-butt" kitchen: 7 x 7 feet square before cupboards and appliances. So I was really proud of myself for preparing Thanksgiving dinner for eight all on my own. I grilled a turkey to keep the oven free, made apple, pumpkin, AND pecan pies, plus all the traditional sides including homemade rolls. Everything turned out great and my relatives were quite pleased!
My cooking tragedies
Once when I was in college, I made chili for my roommates. I don't know what I did wrong, but it turned out AWFUL! Didn't taste like chili at all and was really yucky! Since then I was terrified to try my hand at chili. Still, the story has a happy ending: my husband bought me a slowcooker for Christmas and I have since made a delicious chili!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Easy Broccoli Quiche
Excellent. Threw in some frozen yellow squash and used jack and cheddar cheeses since that's what I had available. Was good for the in-laws. Second time I made it, I added some cooked and crumbled sausage. Delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2008
Amish Macaroni Salad
The general consensus is to cut the sugar and I'd have to agree. In fact, for my taste, I'd probably leave it out completely (of course then it couldn't properly be called "Amish Macaroni Salad"). My husband loved it and keeps begging me to make it again....which I will!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2008
Chicken Enchiladas IV
Love it! I threw in a can of white corn on a whim and it really made the dish. My husband hates "Mexican" food as a rule, but he gobbled this up!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2008
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