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Living In: Aurora, Illinois, USA
Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Oct. 9, 2009 6:41 am 
Updated: Oct. 23, 2009 11:48 am
I have always enjoyed cooking!  I will start with that first.  However, I have always enjoyed the occasional day off in the kitchen, but now with a husband who has been out of work since February I find myself cooking on a daily basis and searching for more recipes than ever before.… MORE
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About this Cook
Married for 2/ years with 4 children ranging from 15 to 25.
My favorite things to cook
Everything I can try, except that I haven't quite mastered the perfect pie crust!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Kolacky at Christmas time and the Thanksgiving Turkey. I also make the best kugelas in our family, I am also the only one who makes them. I also love to cook German and Bohemian food. Sauerbraten and Kraut! YUMO!
My cooking triumphs
Great Holiday dinners are my triumphs. I love to cook for Thanksgiving. That delicious turkey is my favorite meal of the year. Plus I make a perfect gravy! That I have mastered!!!! I also cater great meals. Mostly for our church, I have never done it on a completely professional level, but I am preparing for an upcoming wedding that I am catering as a favor for friends.
My cooking tragedies
The most recent was not giving enough time for the filet roast to thaw for Christmas dinner. When we usually eat at 3, we were not eating until after 6 this year.
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Angela's Awesome Enchiladas
I used my leftover Thanksgiving turkey in this recipe and it was fabulous! The only changes I made were to use corn tortillas and I added extra cheese because my family loves the cheese. I like the less spicy version, but this can easily be kicked up a notch by adding hot sauce or red pepper flakes. Delicious. Thank you for a great recipe for my leftovers!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2011
The Best Garlic Bread
This is wonderful garlic bread as is. However, I used mayo with olive oil for a healthier option, as well as chopped garlic rather than the powder and it was just as good. I make my garlic bread this way all of the time!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2011
Crustless Cranberry Pie
5 stars from me! This was such an easy and tasty recipe. I used orange extract since I did not have any almond. Super recipe that you can easily use with blueberries too! I doubled the recipe and cooked it in a 9X13 pan and there were 2 pieces left after the end of the night! I would say that my family enjoyed it :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2011

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