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Home Town: Fairborn, Ohio, USA
Living In: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am just starting to take cooking more seriously. My husband and I love to eat out but recently decided that we should spend our money more wisely, which has led me to work to expand my repertoire of dishes. I incorporate at least 2-3 new recipes each week and have gradually been expanding my menu. Now we don't have to expect hot dogs or tacos for a home cooked meal. It's turning out to be more enjoyable than I expected!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook have always been appetizers. Even before I started taking the time to prepare my dinner menus and focus on cooking at home more often, I always loved cooking appetizers. That was what I cooked most of the time - now I have to cook dinner most of the time...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year for Christmas or Thanksgiving my mom would make a standing rib and Yorkshire pudding. My dad's family was from England and my mom learned how to make it from them. It's been a wonderful tradition ever since. It reminds me of warm happy times.
My cooking triumphs
My most popular dish is a recipe I got years ago from It is a hot spinach and artichoke dish. I recently reviewed it - check it out. Every time I take it somewhere, it is a huge hit! A more recent triumph was trying the Boilermaker Chili recipe. I didn't win the chili cookoff, but mine was the only one completely eaten and I got a lot of positive response - the ones that did well were bland!
My cooking tragedies
Oh so many...part of the reason I stuck with hot dogs and tacos for so long. Now I have more confidence to try new things!
Recipe Reviews 72 reviews
Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza
Loved this! I made it slightly differently, just because I'm not the biggest fan of bleu cheese. I spread ranch dressing on the crust, followed by the chicken mixture and topped with just a bit of mozzerella and colby/jack cheese. Turned out great!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 6, 2011
Truck-Stop Buttermilk Pancakes
I liked this recipe a lot. I've gone through a lot of pancake recipes that I didn't care for, but these were quite tasty! I put blueberries in some of them to add a little interest!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2011
Italian Style Meatloaf I
I hate to say it, but this just was not very good. I checked over the recipe just to be sure I didn't miss something. I found it to have a very mushy texture and the taste was relatively bland. I was so disappointed because I thought it would be a great recipe! No need for us to try something different, it's definitely not a keeper for us!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2010

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