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Home Town: Fairfield/Dixon/Vacaville, California, USA
Living In: Vacaville, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook but don't do it as often as I'd like to due to a hectic schedule. My mother is a wonderful cook and can make just about anything from scratch. I like to take her recipes and try and make them healthier and more simple.
My favorite things to cook
I'm starting to like slow cooker recipes more and more. They have a great homemade taste and are ready to serve when I get home from a busy day at work.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tamales at Christmas and Thanksgiving at my mom's house.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Baked Ziti IV
My family LOVE LOVE LOVED, this recipe!!! I actually doubled the sauce so that I could feeze half of it to use for another meal later. Instead of ground beef and pork sausage I used ground turkey and turkey italian sausage (sweet). I also used part skim ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Other than that I cooked it just as suggested and it was SO TASTY!! It was very easy to make and I will definitely be making this again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2011
Chicken Tortilla Soup V
I loved this recipe! It was sooo easy and quick to make I will definitely make it again and again. I took the suggestion of some reviewers and added 'mexican style' beans (with liquid to thicken up the soup) and also used a packet of taco seasoning for flavor. I think it made the soup more like a meal. I only had canned corn so I used that and it came out great. I boiled the chicken before hand and shredded it before adding it to the soup mixture. The amount of broth you add just depends on how thick or soupy you want it.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2008
Little Meat Loaves
I absolutely loved this recipe. I made it with 2 lbs. of ground turkey instead of the ground beef and sausage and it was not greasy at all. I also used onion soup mix instead of the fresh onions to give it even more flavor. My daughters (who claim to not like meatloaf) loved it and even had seconds! This recipe is definitley a keeper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 29, 2007

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