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Nikki Ruthenberg Jackson

Nikki Ruthenberg Jackson
Home Town: Champaign, Illinois, USA
Living In: Central, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Fishing
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Our breakfast Cake
a day in the life
About this Cook
I'm a 30 something mother of 3. I cooked as a housemother at a home for at-risk teens for 2 years. I learned a lot there as I made 3 meals a day for 10-16 people and stayed within the state guidelines.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake bread. I'm excellent at breakfast food. I like to make desserts, but mostly because I like to consume them. My husband is an excellent griller/smoker and I like to make veggies for him to throw on the grill. I enjoy making things that my kids like to eat. Although i think they would prefer Kraft mac n cheese to anything i make. ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My daughter LOVES to help in the kitchen. I think it's because I let her lick off the utensils, but I still enjoy the company. I stay at home and it's important to me that my kids be involved in family life. And what's more important to a family than its food?
My cooking triumphs
My husband won't eat breakfast when we go out any more. I have to admit that my country fried steak is pretty darned awesome. Buttermilk is the way to go every time.
My cooking tragedies
Ah, the elusive pie...
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Playgroup Granola Bars
yay! i love making these as an alternative to the store bought variety- my kids adore them. i use 1/2 corn syrup and 1/2 honey to cut cost. love to add lots of coconut and chocolate chips. only one problem with these- i can't stop eating them myself!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2011
Breakfast Upside Down Cake
i've made this recipe many many times now. i usually add lots of chunky mushrooms and put buttermilk gravy on top. sometimes i make it with crumbled breakfast sausage.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2010
Ginny's Cheezy Macaroni
wow! i make this about every couple weeks and whenever i have company. it's SO easy and my hubby loves it. i used to use another recipe and i stole some ingredients from it and added it to this one. i put about 2 tsp. of Worcestershire sauce and 1 tsp. of dry mustard. it's also FABULOUS to put about 3 pre-cooked (left-over) bacon chunks on top.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2009
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