Valerie Profile - (10544933)

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Living In: Aurora, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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The Gantzler-Penas
About this Cook
I am retired AF and recently gave up my job with the government to take care of my husband's two nephews who came to live with us. I went from cooking maybe twice a week to almost every night!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy experimenting with casseroles. I often look up casseroles and then modify them to my family's taste.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With a new family come new traditions. Last Christmas I baked dozens of Christmas cookies and the whole family spent a day decorating them for school, friends, and neighbors to enjoy.
My cooking triumphs
Every Thanksgiving I make gravy with the leftover drippings. And most every Thanksgiving I screw it up. A couple of years ago the stars were aligned and I made the best gravy! I don't repeat it every year but now that I've done it a couple of times I'm much more confident about it.
My cooking tragedies
Gravy. Too salty. Too lumpy. To runny.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Tuna Broccoli Roll Up Casserole
I looked up a tuna recipe that wasn't a noodle casserole or a salad and found this. I substituted frozen mixed veggies as I didn't have any broccoli. It came out great and was a big hit with my family!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2008
Lasagna Alfredo Roll Ups
Very good recipe! I followed the directions to a T. The only issue was the amount of work. I was exhausted after making them. And it was pretty messy. But worth it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2008
Cocoa Oatmeal Cookies
At altitude I had to cook these cookies about 15 minutes. They were good but I think I'll chocolate chips next time.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2008

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