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Home Town: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Living In: Springfield, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a housewife and a mother to one son who has recently moved out of the house. I love to cook and enjoy watching food shows and competitions. I would really love to go to culinary school but it doesn't fit into my life at the moment. Someday I will.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything savory. I love to experiment with vegetables that some people wouldn't be familiar with. I do not have much of a sweet tooth so I don't do much baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family cooking traditions are simple meals made quickly. I like to take a little more time and be a bit creative with herbs, spices, and differnt combinations of foods. Learning how to balance the different flavors makes cooking even more fun.
My cooking triumphs
I can't say I have any cooking triumphs. I just follow recipes, add my own special touches, and it usually turns out good whatever it is.
My cooking tragedies
My tragedies would be desserts. I am not very good at them. They don't look very good when finished but everyone says they taste great. Not sure I believe them!
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Parmesan Asparagus
We really liked this recipe. The only difference for us was we put the asparagus on the grill. I used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb along with olive oil. After it cooked half way through, we added the parmesan (had them in a shallow aluminum dish) so that we could grill them with the parm. Turned out really good. We will be making this one again.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 18, 2014
White Bread For The Bread Machine
This was my first attempt at making bread. The recipe was easy and the bread turned out light with a good texture. I used olive oil since I didn't have vegetable oil and it worked just fine. I will be making this again. Thanks for posting!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2014
Grandma's Pork Chops in Mushroom Gravy
My husband and I loved this recipe. I made it almost as written. The only difference is I used fresh mushrooms and sauteed them in a little additional olive oil. I also added a bit of onion and some fresh rosemary to the mushroom mixture. My intention was to bake them for 30 minutes but my hubby is funny about pork so I baked them for 45 minutes. They were a tiny bit tough but with the gravy that goes over them, they were simply delicious. I also made some mashed potatoes and the gravy was delish on those as well. I will be making these again. Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2013

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