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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 260 reviews
Black Beans
We thought these beans were pretty good. All three of my sons ate these and two asked for seconds, which was nice! To be honest, I thought with all of the spices these would have more flavor or be spicier than they were. I had these as a side dish tonight with burritos, but I think next time I will put these right in the tortilla as a filling. It could work well either way! I'm sure these will be made again since the boys liked it, but I might play around with the ingredients to see if I can get more flavor out of them. Thank you for the recipe, Ivis!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2015
Honey Mustard Easy Franks
The sauce to this recipe was really good! The mustard gave it a little spicy flavor, but the sweetness of the honey balanced it out pretty well. This obviously is not a gourmet meal, but it's great for a really quick meal for kids to change up serving hot dogs. All three of my kids liked it, as did I. The sauce might be a little richer tasting if bbq sauce was used instead of ketchup, which maybe I will try sometime. Served with green beans and some bread, and dinner is on the table in literally a few minutes. Thank you, LEARNER!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2015
Evacuation Tuna & Pasta Salad
This recipe was just okay for us, but not a favorite. This was good for a quick weeknight meal, and everyone in my family ate it. The only thing I changed was I put peas in it instead of the lima beans, because I knew no one would eat the beans. Thank you for the recipe, BLUEFIN

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2015
 
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