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Living In: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of four - one teenager of my own (14), and three step-children who live with me - ages 12, 10, and 8. My husband and I have only been married for two years, and he actually does most of the cooking. He's one of those intuitive cooks - he can think about an ingredient and know how it will taste in a dish. I am the " queen of the box mix." I'm all about convenience and speed. And...I'm working on taste ;-)
My favorite things to cook
Wow. I love to cook anything that is really flavorful and tasty, that doesn't have a ton of steps or ingredients, that my family will mow through. Basically - I need it simple, and flavorful, easy to do.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is mainly of Swedish heritage, so we enjoy some traditional dishes - homemade potato sausage each year at Christmas, rice pudding. My mother and grandmother used to have a yearly tradition of baking cookies for a solid month before Christmas - so many different varieties. I think this is where my baking ablities came from.
My cooking triumphs
Hah. Of all things, last night I made a tuna casserole EVERYONE loved. I have VERY picky eaters in my when they love something as simple as tuna casserole, it's a win.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, these are probably too many to even think about, so I won't :-) We all have "learning experiences"!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Stuffed Green Peppers I
This was fantastic, and a great dinner for a cold night! I adjusted slightly to add 1 cup of rice instead of 1/2, to stretch the recipe just a bit. I added a little more cheese than the recipe called for, and I didn't have two cans of tomato soup, so I used the one can I had and a can of tomato sauce. It worked out great. Loved the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2009
French Bread
This recipe was super easy, and tastes great. I only needed about 5 cups of flour.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2009
Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole
My family absolutely loved this dish. I didn't have cream of chicken, so I substituted a can of cream of celery, and added a little chicken soup base just to add the chicken flavor. I also pretty much doubled the cheese, but it was a huge hit with the kids!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2009

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