Bonfire! Profile - (10596028)

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Home Town: El Toro, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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The Picky Ones
Mr Bonfire (AKA the tester of all recipes)
About this Cook
I am a 911 dispatcher and love my job but hate the hours (nights). I am married to my best friend and a mother of 2 boys who are also quite picky eaters. I have been cooking for a long time, but it seems just in the last couple of months I am REALLY enjoying it and trying new and different recipes. I think this site is great and is full of wonderful ideas!!
My favorite things to cook
Chicken and cream cheese enchiladas, Chicken Tortilla soup, and I am really looking forward to Spring to get working on the barbeque again. I love to make all kinds of salads in warmer weather.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was more of an instant mashed potatoes kind of lady. My mother in law has taught me how to make a lot of things from scratch, which I love to do if I have time. Lately I mix a bit of premade and scratch.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my picky sons to eat some of my newer endeavors. My biggest triumph I think would be making my oldest son's birthday cake a few years ago....It was right when the movie Chicken Little came out which of course is what he wanted for his cake. My local store did not have Chicken Little decorations so I made one from scratch...I even took a picture...I will upload it :)
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites
It's good but I agree with the other reviewers that it needs something. I added onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and some real bacon bits and the kids who hate everything LOVED them so that's a HUGE plus. I just rolled them and baked them in the oven in a casserole sprayed with cooking spray and sprayed the top of them. I baked them for 35 mins at 325 as the reviewer who used ground turkey instead suggested but I also turned on the broiler at the end to brown them up a bit. I think for my boyfriend and I, I might try some chopped jalapeƱos mixed in also for an added kick! Thanks for the recipe it definately will go into dinner rotation!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2013
Easy Banana Bread
This was my first attempt at banana bread and it got RAVE reviews. One of my coworkers interrupted training to come back for seconds yelling DANG this is good can I have another piece? I have another coworker who I am printing a copy off for because she LOVED it too! I made a "home" loaf in a pie pan because I only have one loaf pan, and the "work" loaf I added pecans to. It was wonderful! Thank you!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2011
Sloppy Joes II
These are awesome! I use 99% fat free ground turkey and my family LOVES them!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2009
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