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Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I used to hate to cook but I recently became a stay at home mom and I'm learning to like it. Sometimes my husband askes me "What's for dinner honey" and I say, Oh, I though I'd try Something new tonight. He just raises his eyebrows and I have to laugh. I'm alway's trying new things. I get tired of eating the same meals all the time. I try to stay away from fried foods or anything overly greasy and I don't like to make things fussy or complicated. I'm not a gourmet chef and that's ok with me. I just like to make a flavorful and satisfying meal.
My favorite things to cook
I love Mexican and Italian and anything with fruit. But I recently have started to really enjoy baking. I can't seem to resist anything with chocolate in it. Unfortunately, sweet are my weakness!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definately the holiday's. My Mother and My grandmother are FABULOUS cooks. I can only hope to one day be that good. My mom alway's made all kinds of cookies and bars at Christmas and I loved to help her decorate (and eat) her sugar cookies when I was a kid. Now that I have my own family it's a tradition I've carried on with them too.
My cooking triumphs
Everything (and I mean Everything) I learned about cooking I had to teach myself So Anytime I serve a meal and I hear "Mmmm, this is good" I consider that a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Oh boy, I think everyone has a few of those. It's how you learn. I've gotten pretty good at cooking over the years but every once in a while I still have a tradegy that sets off the smoke alarms! (That's when my husband calls the pizza delivery guy's!)Ok, that doesn't happen much anymore but there is still an oops every now and then. As the saying goes....If you can't stand the heat, (and an occasional mishap) get out of the kitchen?!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Simple BBQ Ribs
I made these ribs tonight and I used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce (My absolute favorite)and cookied up a rack of boneless country style ribs. I was looking for a recipe for roasting them in the oven and this was exactly what I was looking for! I had never boiled my ribs before cooking them but they came out moist and tender just like we like them. These were absolutely wounderful! This one is a must if you haven't already tried it! I will definately keep this recipe around and use it again and again. Thank you for sharing!!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2006
Angel Food Cupcakes
These are great but I had to watch them closely because the first batch got real brown. Also, I think these would be better in a jumbo muffin tin because you end up with a TON of them if you use a regular muffin tin. The batter goes a long way and we had cupcakes galore! I also topped them with strawberry frosting and added colored sprinkles for my little one.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2006
Apple Dip
This is so good and so easy. I whipped the cream cheese and sugar with my hand mixer so it wouldn't have that grainy texture to it and used 3/4 cup of sugar because I wanted it a little sweeter. I've made this with 1/4 cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of brown and it's pretty good that way too. I like it with apples but have used it as a bagel spread also and added a light sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Yum!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2006
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