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Home Town: Annandale, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Some people have a natural flare in the kitchen, I do not. Nor do I enjoy cooking, but since it is much more economical (and often healthier) I figure I must make an attempt. I am married to my high school sweet heart (who thankfully is a wonderful cook) and I think that he deserves to take a break from the kitchen every now and then :)
My favorite things to cook
I don't think I have any favorites yet, but I do feel more comfortable with casseroles (or really any thing that does not involve a lot of multi-tasking or time management... I am great with those skills on the job, but not in the kitchen). I don't like recipes that ask for me to add seasoning 'to taste'. What if I put too much in right away? How do I fix it?!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Maybe this isn't much of a tradition, but my mom makes sugar cookies that us kids get to decorate for every holiday (We are all grown, but still kids in my mom's eyes). It is so much fun to joke around and get everything covered in sprinkles!
My cooking triumphs
Sadly, none. I can make pretty good cookies from scratch, but that isn't much.
My cooking tragedies
Way too many to mention! There isn't much that I haven't burned, under-cooked, over-cooked, added too much or too little of, spilled, dropped, or cried about in the kitchen :O)
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Campbell's Kitchen Tuna Noodle Casserole
A tasty quick and easy dinner. Next time I will add some more seasonings to liven up the flavor a little, but overall, this simple recipe was exactly what this novice needed! Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 21, 2012
Yogurt Chocolate Chip Cookies
This was a great quick recipe for cookies. I didn't have any shortening on hand so I used 1/4 cup margarine and 1/4 cup butter (to replace shortening). I chilled the dough well before putting them in the oven and increased the oven temp by 20 degrees. I found they needed to bake longer than suggested to be cooked all the way through.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2012
Lower Fat Banana Bread II
This is a great and simple banana bread recipe. I reduced the sugar to 1/3 cup and added an extra banana. Other than that, I did everything as told and it turned out very moist and flavorful! Thank you!!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2011

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