Tiffany Profile - (10384503)

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Living In: Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping
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With my hubby
About this Cook
I am 25 years old, and I am proudly an Air Force Wife. My husband and I have been married for 5 years, and I am always looking for new recipes to make for him. We don't have any kids yet, but we're keeping our fingers crossed it happens soon. We have two precious Boston Terriers sisters, named Button and Dottie, and they are spoiled rotten. I have been teaching sixth grade for two years and I love it! My all time favorite hobby is baking, and I also love to cook!
My favorite things to cook
I love making desserts, but unfortunately my husband doesn't have much of a sweet tooth. I usually make desserts for him to take into his work, and all the Air Force guys love it! They always ask for my Snickerdoodles and Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cup Cookies....Mmmm! I also make dinner just about every night. When it comes to dinner, my husband will try just about anything, so I make a variety of meals, from authentic Mexican recipes passed down from his grandmother, to wonderful new recipes I find on here.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my entire family goes to my grandma's house for Christmas Eve. It's tradition that my grandma always makes her famous lasagna, meatballs and Christmas Tree cookies. Each year, I look forward to these three treats, because she only makes them once a year. Since I got married, and moved away, I've made her meatball recipe twice and they were so yummy! They're my comfort food, and they remind me of home! I also enjoy making divinity every Christmas with my mom. We use a family recipe that was passed down from my great-grandma, and it's one of our favorite candies!
My cooking triumphs
I think my best cooking triumph was when I desperately needed to go grocery shopping...I had hardly anything in the cupboards, but I knew I could still try to find something good to make for dinner. I knew I had some frozen chicken, some Shake-n-Bake, spaghetti, and sauce. Without a recipe, I created the most delicious Chicken Parmesan Dinner I had ever had!! I dipped the chicken in flour, then egg, and lastly the Shake-n-Bake mixed with Parmesan cheese. Then fried the chicken breasts, for a few minutes to get them extra crispy, and finished baking them in the oven. I placed them over a bed of spaghetti, and topped them with sauce and mozzarella cheese. It has become one of our favorite dinners to this day!
My cooking tragedies
I was invited to a fourth of July party and wanted to bring a chocolate covered strawberry platter. I had made many, many chocolate covered strawberries before, because I worked in a bakery and made them each year for Valentine's Day. They always turned out beautiful with drizzled chocolate on top! Well, this time, I wanted to dip the strawberries in white chocolate and drizzle red and blue colored chocolate on top. I tried mixing in some food coloring into the white chocolate and well, that didn't work too well! It got thick, and clumpy! I tried adding some milk to thin it out, and that didn't work either. So then, I tried to make blue and red icing with powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and food coloring. I drizzled the icing over the strawberries, but it never quite hardened like I thought it would. I salvaged the best looking ones, and still took them to the party. I was disappointed in how they looked, but everyone else seemed to loved them, and they all got eaten!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Spicy Chicken Breasts
I just made Spicy Chicken Breasts for dinner, and my husband and I loved them!! They were absolutely delicious! However, I took the advice from a few others, and used half the amount of cayenne pepper because I didn't want them to be too spicy. I also used bone-in chicken breasts and baked them in a 350 degree oven for about 45 minutes. They came out perfectly...the center was tender and moist, and the seasoning on the outside was just right!! Thanks Barbara, this is definitely a 5-Star recipe, and we'll for sure be using the left over rub...I can't wait!

91 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2007
Cream Cheese Squares
Simply Scrumptious!! I actually made half of this recipe by using only half of all of the ingredients, and then I baked it in a loaf pan. I used only one package of crescent dough and cut it in half...each half fit perfectly in my loaf pan. Although, I took the advice of others and used a bit less than half of the butter. After it cooled, I thought it was good, but I like my cheese cake really cold, so I put it in the refrigerator, and OH MY!!! It was heavenly...absolutely incredible! I would give it more stars if I could! I cannot wait to make it again, and next time, I'm going to make the whole batch! :) Thanks so much Ann!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2007
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
This was my first time making tortilla soup, and I have to say that it was super easy and DELICIOUS!!! It's my new favorite soup! My husband loved it too....I followed the exact directions to make 8 servings (for my husband and me) and we ate every last drop! Definitely 5 stars!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2007

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