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Home Town: Pensacola, Florida, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Southern, Kids
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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my kids' baking
me and the kids
About this Cook
30 something keeper-at-home, happily married, and homeschooling mother of 6. I'm a born-again Christian and I often cook for people in my church who are sick or recovering from surgery. I love to cook...anything...anytime...anywhere.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook with my children. It is really a lot of fun. They, of course, love cupcakes and cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being a Florida family, we usually celebrate Christmas dinner with a seafood spread. Our typical spread would include fried fish (usually mullet, snapper or grouper) and jumbo shrimp, baked beans, coleslaw, hush puppies, and fries. It might not sound like much, but turkey and dressing once a year is plenty!
My cooking triumphs
Since I knew absolutely nothing about cooking when I got married in 2000. I would say that just learning how to cook was a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
When I first was learning to cook I had several cooking blunders, but this takes the cake. I had made some fresh-squeezed orange juice. I squeezed the whole bag and it was great! My next mission after that was to make some fresh-squeezed lemonade. So I went to the mega-mart and bought a big ole' sack of lemons and got to squeezing. I was worried because after squeezing ALL the lemons, I only had about 1 1/2 quarts of juice. So, I went to work the next day and asked for cooking advice: if a whole bag only gave me that little bit of juice, how many more lemons would I need for a gallon on lemonade?! They all had a good laugh at my expense and explained to me that lemon juice needed to be DILUTED for lemonade. Then there was the time I nearly burned the house down while trying to season my new cast iron skillets...
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Butternut Squash Soup
I prepared this according to the recipe and exact instructions (unlike many reviewers), and thought it was awesome. The only thing I'd be sure to change is to skip the nasty synthetic margarine and use real food...butter. Using a stick blender to smooth the soup is easier and safer than using a food processor.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2013
Great Easy Waffles
Wow! These were great. Let me start by saying that I almost didn't want to make this recipe because of the extra dishes (my "standby" recipe uses just one mixing bowl). The extra effort produced amazing results. I also made some serious blunders. I dropped some yolk into my whites. I also only had 2 1/2 tbsp of butter. Despite this, my end results were still 5 stars! My waffles were crispy on the outside and tender and fluffy on the inside. Did I mention they smelled amazing while cooking?

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012
Seven Layer Taco Dip
I say four stars as is and five stars when prepared like this: increase to 2 cans of beans with 2 packs of taco seasoning. Omit the green bell pepper (just doesn't fit) and lettuce (it wilts too fast). Six ounces, drained weight, of black olives is WAY too many. I'd say that 2 1/4 ounces drained is plenty...and I love olives. Made like this I'd say it's perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2012

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