MercyGirl Profile - (10428063)

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Home Town: Mequon, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Cedarburg, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My best friend's nickname is "Becky Home-Eckie", and we always joked that I was the opposite - as non-domestic as they come. Then I got married, started experimenting, and found that I LOVE cooking! has been a lifesaver for me - I have loved browsing the recipes and finding inexpensive and fairly simple yet tasty dishes to feed my husband. Now, he says I'm a better cook than his mom!!!! (Shhh! Don't tell!) :)
My favorite things to cook
Anything chocolate - but basically I just like to experiment. I am not a gourmet cook by any means, (when I got married I always joked with my husband that he was going to have to do the cooking!) but have recently discovered that I really do enjoy cooking!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Onion Soup Pork Chops
I may have done something horribly wrong here, but my pork chops didn't wow me like other recipes I've tried on this site have. They were okay, but turned out kind of dry and just not as favorful as I had thought. Definitely an okay recipe if you just have some pork chops laying around that you want to use, but nothing to say "wow" at...

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2009
Chocolate Zucchini Bread I
yum yum yum. Another hit with my hubby. I made these originally to take to a meeting but we ended up buying cookies on the way because my husband wanted to keep them all for himself. I didn't have any bittersweet chocolate, so I used semi-sweet and just cut back the sugar a bit. I also substituted applesauce for ALL of the oil and it turned out just fine. Next time, I want to try throwing a banana into the mix. A definite winner!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2009
My Kid's Favorite Pork Chops
This is a winner! Easy, inexpensive, and YUUUUUMMY!! I accidentally bought bone-in pork chops, and they worked just fine. I used Jack Daniels BBQ sauce and an imported beer (something like "Spaten"??) my husband likes. My husband HATES pork chops, and made sure that I noticed that he was picking every piece of meat off of the bone because, "Heather - they're THAT good. This recipe is a KEEPER in our relationship." HA! Mine only had to simmer for about 45 minutes, but I also was only cooking 2 chops, and they were fairly thin. I'm eager to try this recipe again when we have company - SO EASY - just brown the chops, dump in the liquids and seasoning, then let it simmer! GREAT with wild rice, veggies, and rolls!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2009
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