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Home Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Norman, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of three and like to cook for our family and for friends. I love bike riding and kayaking and reading with the kids. I take about 100 pictures a day -- nah, probably a week.
My favorite things to cook
I love things that turn out great but don't take all day to make, I love to make things that are aesthetically pleasing. I love to make vegetables fun. The shredded brussel sprouts on this site were a fantastic find -- the teachers at Teachers Appreciation all wanted the recipe.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandfather is Spanish, I wish I had more of his recipes. I do have an original gazpacho recipe (which does NOT include tomato juice, thank you very much), and my grandmother (from the other side) is Mexican, so I make killer enchiladas.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I make something new and it rocks.
My cooking tragedies
The first 20 times I tried to make grandpa's gazpacho. And I almost always burn the last batch of cookies I bake.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Banana Sour Cream Bread
This is delicious. This year we "made" Christmas. I made a loaf of this bread to add to every relative's gift basket and for each of my child's teachers (I did mini loaves for my son's teachers as he is in middle school and we had a LOT of teachers, assistant teachers and administrators) - we also made chocolate drizzled popcorn. Because we made SO much of this recipe, I froze the loaves until we were ready to make the baskets. They freeze/thaw out nicely. I will do this again next year. We got so many compliments on it. I did what the other reviewer suggested and added a topping: brown sugar (1/2 cup), flour (1/2 cup) and walnuts (1/3 cup), 3 tbsp butter and 1 tsp cinnamon mixed and crumbled over top of bread to bake. When I ran out of tins I had some pretty tulip shaped muffin tins and I made some of those, too... they puffed up beautifully. I am on my way to make more of this now for breakfast tomorrow. YUM!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 5, 2014
Cranberry Salad VII
Found it! My MIL makes this for holidays and I love it. I will not eat cranberries out of a can. This is so much healthier and tastes so fresh. I like adding a little orange zest. Any time we do holidays elsewhere I make this and I am so glad to have found the exact recipe on here because my MIL is out of town and I wasn't sure of the specific directions. THANKS!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2013
Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Everyone loves this! I've tried many recipes, none of which are nearly as tasty. Brussel Sprouts are often bitter or not very flavorful. This recipe has fantastic texture and flavor. I made it for a teachers appreciation luncheon and the teachers all loved it and wanted the recipe. It's a pretty dish and I am actually making it this year for Thanksgiving in lieu of the high sodium, mushy canned green bean casserole which no one seems to be able to do without. This, to me, seems like a fabulous alternative, much tastier AND healthier.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2012

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