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Living In: Choudrant, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom. I have been married since May, 1997 to a wonderful man. I moved down South in 1999 and can say it has truly been an adventure. I am busy most of the time with my kids and helping my husband run our ceramic tile business. My job is definitely 24/7.
My favorite things to cook
I love a challenge. I couldn't cook a thing when my husband and I first got together. I learned quickly the basics and became very interested in cooking right away. I love to cook just about anything, especially desserts! Yum! I cook for 8 people everyday so I love to try new things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make up a lot of recipes. My family favorite is my Smothered Burritos. I came up with this recipe one night when I discovered I was missing a few ingredients for the actual recipe I was using. I have been making it for about 8 years now. It is recommended often by friends as well and people always want the recipe.
My cooking triumphs
Baking a birthday cake for each of my 5 children on their birthday. I ask them what kind of cake they want and I try with all I have to make sure they get it. I love seeing their faces when they bite into it!
My cooking tragedies
In the beginning of my cooking journey I was not able to cook anything successfully. Everything came out of a box. The first time I made Lasanga I made it without meat and they whole thing was mushy. I learned quickly after that I needed to read a lot of cookbooks and ask other cooks how to make things. But overall I really don't have many cooking tragedies. At least not yet.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
This isn't my typical cookie recipe. But I was feeling adventurous and wanted to try something different. This cookie was just that! I loved the texture of the dough and the fact that it is the best, big, fat, chewy chocolate chip cookie! I think I may have found a new recipe. Thanks for sharing!!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2008
Authentic Louisiana Red Beans and Rice
Being a Louisianian myself I have to say that this recipe was very authentic. I served it with some crusty bread and didn't have anything left in the pot!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2008
Philly Steak Sandwich
This sandwich was definitely a change from our normal. My kids loved it and my husband had 2 great big ones!! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2008

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