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Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: Stirlingshire, Scotland, U.K.
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Music
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About this Cook
Married to a Glaswegan and living in Scotland since 2004. Before that I lived in Colorado for 10 years and hope to call that home again within the next few years. I've been diagnosed with a bad case of the travel bug and I'm always dreaming of my next adventure.
My favorite things to cook
I certainly have my domestic moments when I can spend a large part of the day cooking up a storm, but since I work fulltime, during the week I try and cook something that's quick, easy and healthy. I love this website - it helps to see what other reviewers liked or disliked. I get lots of hints on what to use that is in my cupboard and saves me from running to the grocery store.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was a great cook and I wish I would have paid more attention when I was growing up. Her cooking skills are legendary in my mind and in those of my extended family. Holidays were filled with family, friends and lots of food. She always tried to please everyone by making everyones favorite pie or dessert. I love cooking big meals for lots of family and friends. Every year I try and copy her holiday traditions and her onion and sage stuffing and although it comes out pretty good it's still not moms.
My cooking triumphs
There's been quite a few and when I'm asked for a recipe or when someone goes for seconds or thirds I know I've succeded. One of the best though is my when my stepson, a very picky eater, told me I make the best hamburgers in the world and often request banana bread! So if I can get him to try something and I get his approval...I've done good.
My cooking tragedies
There's been lots of these that are better left forgotten. My poor husband has become my guinea pig but has never refused to try anything. He's probably just happy that he has someone to cook for him and takes the good with the bad.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Pork Chops in Beer
This is so delicious!! The ingredients sound a bit odd but it makes a wonderful gravy. I brown the chops and then simmer over a medium heat for about 30-40 minutes. Perfect with mashed potatoes and corn. Yum!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 30, 2011
Buffalo Style Chicken Pizza
Delicious!! We gobbled this up and fought over the leftovers the next day!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2010
Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
This one gets 4 stars because my husband really liked it but I thought it was just ok. As suggested, I used the Jack Daniels bbq sauce. I will make this again since he liked it so much but will try another brand of bbq sauce.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2008

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