Star_Eyes Profile - (10789730)

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Home Town: San Jose, California, USA
Living In: Meridian, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Shagen & Freckles
About this Cook
I, like most everyone else, am a "work in progress". Since I had my first child in January 2008 I realized that I have no idea who I am or who I am "supposed" to be (even though just a few years ago I had it all figured out!) and I'm better off not knowing because that way maybe my expectations will be more realistic!! I LOVE my daughter more than anything in the world but she certainly makes me question everything in life way more than I ever did before. That's a good thing right?!
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much anything. I mostly enjoy creating Mexican dishes but I really just enjoy the whole process of cooking in general.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up my family didn't have any traditions but now that I've got a family of my own we've started the tradition of making Tamales around Christmas time as well as different types of fudge.
My cooking triumphs
Before becoming a stay at home mom I developed recipes/dishes for grocery stores and restaurants on a daily basis. In my opinion every time one of my recipes was approved by a customer it was a triumph! It's very exciting to go to a store or restaurant and see something that I've created on the shelf or on the menu!
My cooking tragedies
There are no tragedies. It's all a learning experience!
Recipe Reviews 77 reviews
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
It's true you must be a lemon lover to truly enjoy this soup but since I certainly am I thought this soup was wonderful!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2014
Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
This soup is great! It's so easy to make it your own with whatever you have on hand. I put in some fire roasted diced tomatoes which tasted wonderful. We'll be making this on again for sure!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2014
Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball
I've never considered myself to be much of a cheese ball fan but after trying this one that my friend made at a recent Christmas party, I'm a convert! Delicious flavor all around. Everyone else loved it as well so I will certainly be making this on my own for future parties.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 17, 2013
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