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Home Town: California, USA
Living In: Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books
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Grilled Pizza
Fudgy Buttons
Fudge Puddles
About this Cook
I am married and have three children, 2 sons and 1 daughter. They all now live in different states so we are not able to see each other as much as I would like. I keep busy working so I can afford to see everyone as often as possible. :-) I miss having everyone nearby but they have to live their lives. When they come home to visit I try to cook everything they love and haven't had for a while. The kitchen is our gathering place where we cook and eat and talk and laugh together. I have so many recipe books I can't keep up with them. Since becoming an Allrecipes addict, the books are neglected and my free time is spent right here, reading and researching recipes, keeping up with the Recipe Buzz and just blissfully planning what to cook next.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts are my first choice, but new and different main dishes are a very close second. I love to try new recipes but weekday meals are usually something tried and true and easy. Sundays are my days to experiment on new recipes and get creative in the kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking holiday meals. Thanksgiving is the best! Our Superbowl Sunday treat is that we eat in the living room in front of the TV. Otherwise, all meals are at the dining room table, together. We have special meals for each holiday and everyone knows what to expect with the exception of a surprise or two. Family, food, fun, that's what it is all about.
My cooking triumphs
When I was 19 I made a full turkey feast with all the trimmings and invited my family over, not knowing if anything would turn out worth eating. It was a complete success and I was so proud!
My cooking tragedies
Me? Tragedies? There are a few, how else can we learn?
Recipe Reviews 36 reviews
Individual Baked Eggs
These are delicious, fast, and easy! What more is wanted or needed in busy households? I scrambled my eggs and added a couple of drops of hot sauce as well as a few bits of finely chopped green onion tops, salt and pepper. I have no doubt this recipe is a five star recipe as written, but don't we all make adjustments to please our families? We will have this again tomorrow. Thank you, Spokes, for a great recipe! I can't wait until we have company and I can add this to my breakfast rotation.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2014
Jim's Cheddar Onion Soda Bread
Loved this bread. Very quick and easy to prepare and tastes even better the second day. I froze one loaf for later since there are just two of us at home. I used green onions, chopped fine which gave the bread a nice flavor. This is a recipe I will make again. Speed, ease, flavor, this is a winner!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2014
Oven-Roasted Asparagus
I made this tonight for dinner and it was an excellent choice. I did not use the optional lemon juice but didn't think it needed it. The flavor of the asparagus came through and the crispy bits of the Parmesan cheese were a nice taste addition. I look forward to having this again soon. Thank you!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2014
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