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Fervent Frugal Foodie

Fervent Frugal Foodie
Home Town: Lancaster, Ohio, USA
Living In: Redding, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
An Eastern US girl, thrown into Western side of the US. Learning to cook healthier has been a welcome challenge. But I know how to make a naughty cake and eat it too! Mama to 3 little ones, with ages from 1 to 5. Married for 11 years to my high school sweetheart. Only just started cooking when pregnant with my first son. I've come a long way from gross pizzas loaded with cheddar cheese (gross huh?) and Thanksgiving Turkeys cooked to perfection on one side and raw on the other (still dunno what happened there). I love this site!
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE making desserts, I also enjoy preparing down home foods...I can make mean cheese quesadilla! There are a few recipes from this site that I love making and eating- the Chocolate Lover's Cake, the Peach Ice Cream and the Key Lime Pie ice cream. Woowee!
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Peach Cobbler V
So easy. So simple. So good. I did as others suggested and added a wee bit more flour. I also added 1 cup off additional fruit (frozen blackberries) with an extra TB of sugar. Because we like spices I added 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 tsp mace (or use 1/4 tsp nutmeg), 1/4 tsp allspice, 1/4 tsp cloves, and 1/4 tsp cardamom (we love cardamom here). It was SO yummy. My husband loved the peach and blackberry combo with the spices (it was lightly spicy - complimented rather than overwhelmed). Awesome served with some vanilla ice cream too! (inexpensive to make and can go as simple as recipe suggests or add spices or an additional cup of frozen berry to fancy it up- versatile!)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2008
Antipasto Pasta Salad
This is awesome!! Been making it for a couple years now. Husband gets very excited when he knows I am making this. I make it for summer get togthers or weekend suppers where I don't want to cook. We'll just eat it for 2 or 3 days in a row. Some crusty bread and a green salad or raw veggies and good to go!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2008
Beef Enchiladas II
Great base recipe! I add about 1 TB of taco seasoning to the mix. Plain chili powder and salt taste ok too. I also add a wee bit of garlic (we like garlic!). We use a large can of green enchilada sauce (preference). Using pepper jack or monterey jack cheese along with the cheddar kicks up the flavor, but tastes good with just cheddar. My husband never liked enchiladas before this recipe. He is not a big fan of corn tortillas made all soggy by sauce, plus he dislikes red enchilada sauce. This recipe is so quick and easy and I have even put it into a glass 9x11 pan and microwaved it and it was just as good (quicker too). Chop some green onions and add to the top when it's done baking. Looks nice and adds a little something to flavor.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2007

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