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Living In: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I'm often a lazy cook. When my husband and I finally manage to get home from work, it's late and we're tired. By the time we get around to thinking about dinner we only have the energy for something easy. I have my 'staples', but every now and then boredom leads me into experimentation. I've really grown a lot as a cook this way. Some good, some not so good, but at least now I know!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Dad was the cook in our family, and since he traveled with the military he liked to bring home new and sometimes strange dinner ideas. Half of which I couldn't spell if I tried. It taught me to be open to new ideas and new foods. Even the ones you don't want to ask too many questions about...
My cooking triumphs
I was six and mastered tuna-mac. It marked my independance and cemented a life-long love for a box of macaroni and a can of tuna fish.
My cooking tragedies
I've had failed experiments and stupid blunders, but I couldn't call them tragedies. If you learn from them and laugh them off (and always keep a frozen pizza around) then it's easier to refer to them as experiences rather than failures. Who's really going to care in 5 years that you managed to completely destroy a stainless steel and copper saucepan steaming broccoli?
Recipe Reviews 101 reviews
Simple Hamburger Stroganoff
I made this exactly as written, no substitutions or changes. We really, really liked it. I had only a few small things I would do differently next time. The first was that I would probably cut down the cream cheese just a bit. The second would be to add some ground pepper and maybe some garlic powder or something else to kick it up a tad. And the third was that it was a little dry, sticky almost. So after it was made I had to add milk to loosen it back up. Maybe less cream cheese would help with that? Regardless, this as very tasty and reminded me of the stroganoff my Dad used to make growing up. Even my husband who dislikes what he calls "hamburger helper-ish foods" loved it!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2014
Creamy Maple Dip For Sweet Potato Fries
Good. Weird, but good. Used this to dip sweet potato puffs in and it worked well.

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Reviewed On: May 27, 2014
Sweet Hot Mustard Chicken Thighs
This was excellent and smelled divine! I only marinated for about 4-5 hours and it was still well-flavored. No changes made- or needed! All I plan to do differently next time is let it marinate longer. Paired very well w/rice pilaf and roasted parm broccoli. And a beer! Thanks, Chef John!

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Reviewed On: May 27, 2014
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