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Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Living In: Allen, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm on my second marriage and have 4 kids. My oldest 2 (14 & 12) are from my first marriage, and I now have 2 younger ones. My husband and I both work, so life can be hectic at times! Our lives pretty much revolve around the kids...shipping them between sports and school functions we do our best to manage. Needless to say, I'm always looking for the quick & easy recipes - love the crock pot! - and any time I can find a recipe that everyone likes, it's a miracle! (I'll for sure rate it!). A little more about me, I enjoy reading (when I have time) and bellydancing - still a beginner, but love it! I stay in shape and love yoga and running as well. Have been on only for a couple of months now and already have 3 or 4 recipes and I have added to our usual lineup, and more in my recipe box that I can't wait to try. Love the shopping about making a trip to the grocery store easy!!!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that tastes "restaurant good" but is super easy to prepare!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern Fried Chicken with my 90 year old grandmother. My dad is a good cook, and both of us have tried her recipe to the T - even cooking it with her and even using HER iron skillet that's made the same fried chicken for over 50 years...neither of us can make it taste like hers. I swear that saying "there's something in the wrist" must be true...(that, or she's keeping secrets from us!)
My cooking triumphs
I grew up on down home southern cooking. (mostly fried or drenched in butter). I'd say my biggest triumph has been breaking those bad eating habits - with the help of my husband - and cooking healthier for myself and my family.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried beef tips in a pressure cooker...with specific instructions from my father on letting the steam out, etc. I obviously didn't keep adding enough water, and ended up destroying the pressure cooker. Burned the inside to the point of irreperable damage and had to throw away the pressure cooker that had been in our family for over 20 years! (in my defense, I was 21 years old and knew nothing!)
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Sausage Crescent Rolls
These were fantastic! I was looking for something different to feed my "crew" (husband and 4 kids all ages) for breakfast and happened to have everything I needed for this recipe in the fridge. The kids LOVED the sausage husband isn't a big sausage eater, so I made some with ham instead of sausage, which were just as good. I also added shredded cheese to both. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing...

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2008
The Mushroom Steak Stuff
I tried this recipe after buying all the ingredients it called for. It wasn't difficult to make, but after reading it I thought it sounded fantastic. I was not impressed. I followed the recipe exactly, so not sure what happened...I thought it didn't have enough sauce for one thing...I might try it again though -my husband and youngest daughter both liked it. (Might just be personal taste? I love feta cheese but am not used to feta and steak...)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2008
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
What a great recipe! I served with avocado slices and a dallop of sour cream in each bowl and the whole family loved it. I have 2 small kids, and 2 older kids, so I used Mild Rotel, cut down on the chile powder & cilantro, and it was not as spicy. (My husband and older 2 kids added a little chile powder to their bowls to spice it up a tad)'s hard to find something that everyone likes - this is a keeper. I served it with a quick taco salad and viola, dinner was done! Hubby took leftovers to work and said it was better the next day. Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2008

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