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Erin


Erin
 
Home Town: Alpine, Utah, USA
Living In: Lehi, Utah, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom of four young kids. I am easily bored by cooking the same foods over and over again, so the majority of our meals are new ones we try. Of course, we have our old favorites that are requested by the family. I try to stay away from overly processed foods and so end up cooking alot from scratch, but as a busy mom convenience is sometimes a blessing and I'll give in to the the call of boxed mac and cheese ;o)
My favorite things to cook
I like to try anything new. I think that I cook better than I bake, but I enjoy baking as well. I enjoy cooking with the seasons, lots of fresh fruits and veggies in the summer, warm stews and meat pies in the winter. I also love canning our fruits and vegetables from our orchard and garden.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to try and have a delicious snack ready for the kids when they arrive home from school. Something to fuel them through rehearsals, homework, and practices until dinner. We have a large extended family and enjoy having everyone over to watch a movie or play a game of baseball. There is always a potluck meal with lot's of food. It's a great way for us all to stay in touch.
My cooking triumphs
There is nothing prettier than a pantry full of dozens of glinting mason jars filled with jams, pickles, peaches, and tomatoes. At the end of autumn, after I have spent countless hours filling those jars, I always have a sense of being all tucked in and ready for winter.
My cooking tragedies
Spanish rice. Over and over again.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce
WOW! If you change the serving size to 18 you can use up one 8oz can of tomato sauce and you end up with about 2 cups of BBQ sauce.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2008
Million Dollar Fudge
Okay, long story short, I overcooked the syrup mixture and the fudge turned out dry. I was about to toss it when I decided to experiment with trying to fix it. I cut/crumbled the dry fudge into a plastic mixing bowl and added one 14oz can sweetened condensed milk (NOT EVAPORATED MILK) and microwaved until warm, about 45 seconds. Then I stirred, and stirred and stirred until it looked creamy and smooth. Poured it into a 9x13 pan and held my breath. I can not believe that this actually worked. The end result is pretty good, though I believe some of the chocolatyness was lost in the rescue attempt, the texture is great. Beats throwing it out. I have made this recipe before as per the directions and it is a good one, just don't overcook the syrup!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2008
Whit's Chicken Enchiladas
This is so good! I am officially tossing out my old recipe. We like red sauce so I added a small can of that over the top. Some people mentioned a problem with sogginess. The key is to bake uncovered until a medium golden brown. The leftovers (if there are any) are divine.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2008
 
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