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Living In: Prineville, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Hunting
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Clone of a Cinnabon
About this Cook
I'm a working mom & wife to two wonderful boys (that's my husband and 11 yr old son!) :) I'm enjoying cooking more and more, especially since I ran across this site!
My favorite things to cook
I first really got into the kitchen when I took a cake decorating class and I have since gotten more and more experimental (and braver)! I really enjoy making desserts, mainly because my husband is very picky about main dish meals. But I'm starting to throw in a few new dishes! He's good about trying them, and then being my own personal food critic! :) It actually help out for next time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family doesn't really have an cooking traditions. But we definitely have our favorites, especially for Christmas. For example, Cream Puff Cake, carmel corn & pumpkin rolls! Can you tell we like our desserts! :)
My cooking triumphs
One of my biggest cooking triumph is baking and decorating a 3-layered wedding cake for my grandparents 50th wedding anniversary. Everyone thought it was professionally made! It was totally gone by the end of the evening! And then recently my husband and I did a wedding BBQ for 300 people (that's a lot of meat!). We did tri-tip, chicken breast and pork tender-loin on my husband's trailer BBQ. Everyone wanted our business catering cards! Maybe we should start our own business!!? :)
My cooking tragedies
I just cook what looks and sounds good. If there is a long list of ingredience that I don't normally stock in my kitchen, I probably won't make it. But no major tragedies!
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
Kim's Eggnog Cheesecake
Got rave reviews at Christmas! I topped it off with Cool Whip and nutmeg sprinkles!! Delish!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2011
All-Day Apple Butter
I made 2 bathes this weekend!! It's great and so easy, the hardest part having to peel and slice apples--not hard! :) I used fugi apples and only 3 cups of sugar, I also used apple pie spice. I cooked it for about 12 hours on low and uncovered it and cooked on high another 2-3 hours so could thicken up! It's great!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2011
Pumpkin Fluff Dip
Took this to a Halloween party! Everyone loved it, kids and adults. I put it in a little pumpkin and served it along with cinnamon graham crackers and apple slices. Great fall dip!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2011
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