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Kristen B.


Kristen B.
 
Home Town: Wichita, Kansas, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook and bake meals for my family, which consists of me, my husband, and our two year old son. My son makes it difficult sometimes because he can be somewhat picky. He is our little carnivore, loves his meat, but hates any and all vegetables! I like to try different recipes because I get very bored eating the same things over and over again. I love cooking and baking, but I absolutely hate cleaning up the messes that I make!
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican, Italian, and making homemade soups the best. Anything with a lot of flavor and spice is good. I like baking cookies and desserts because it relaxes me and puts me in a good mood when I smell something baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each year around the holidays my mom and I will bake Christmas cookies together. Even after I moved out of my parent's house I've always gone back so we can keep our tradition. I look forward to it every year. Also, my husband and I started having both of our families over for Christmas dinner. So for the last two years both of us have successfully made the big dinner together. I hope we can continue that one for years to come.
My cooking triumphs
Anytime that I make a meal that people enjoy is a triumph for me. Also, this last year (Christmas 2009), I successfully made a pie crust. That was something that I had been trying to do for years before it finally turned out. That made my Christmas a happy one!
My cooking tragedies
I can not make fried chicken at all, it always turns out too dry and too crispy. Or to put it bluntly like my husband does, "slightly burned". I will keep trying though.
Recipe Reviews 265 reviews
Curried Corn
This recipe was slightly disappointing. It's definitely not bad, and was edible, but it really didn't have much flavor. I expected with all of the curry powder it would be a lot more flavorful, but honestly, it just tasted like regular corn without any spices. Everyone in my house ate this without complaining, but it wasn't very exciting, and I will probably only make this again if someone requested it. Thank you for sharing the recipe, lewis718!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2015
The Best Potato Salad
I think this might just be the best potato salad ever! The flavor is great, and I never would have thought to add ranch dressing to potato salad. So this recipe is great for originality. The texture is smooth while the flavor is tangy in a subtle way. The mayo/ranch combo did turn out kind of liquidy, which might not be what some people want, because it doesn't stay on the potatoes real well, but the flavor is amazing. Five out of five people liked it in my house, so I'm sure it will be made again. Thank you for the recipe, cheftini!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2015
Taco Rice
This recipe was pretty good, and my whole family ate this one! I did make this in the rice cooker, and it turned out perfectly done. I was afraid at first that there would be too much liquid for the rice cooker, but I worried for nothing. The flavor with the tomato sauce and the taco seasoning was great too. I did use a packaged taco seasoning mix, but next time I think I might mix up my own spices for this because I did think it was a little salty. No big deal though, and it still tasted great! Very easy side dish to make along side any Mexican/Southwestern dish. Thank you for the recipe, MOTOR MOUTH!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2015
 
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