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C. Stuart


C. Stuart
 
Home Town: West Valley City, Utah, USA
Living In: Edgewood, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am all about family. I have 4 kids and I'm in the kitchen all the time. (I have a beautiful kitchen now, so I don't mind being in there, but I have to keep it exciting.) My husband is awesome and enjoys cooking with me... he even does the dishes too! We've lived in four different states over the last decade. I loathe packing boxes, but I like having new places to explore. I go out with the kids a lot to "be tourists," shop for bargains, or enjoy the nature of the season. I take lots of pictures. I'm happiest when I'm serving those around me. Whether for church, neighbors or family, I'm always busy doing something. If I ever do get a break, I like to quilt and keep memories. Afterall, the kids will keep growing and the world will keep changing. I want to remember how good it is.
My favorite things to cook
I love whole grains, fruits and veggies. I get a kick out of trying new foods: that's why I love this website! If I buy a jicama at the market, I can search for a dozen things to do with it. And for years, the only meatloaf I made was a recipe from my mom; now I never make the same one twice! I love to cook Asian food, especially stir fry; Italian is a close second; and my family thinks I'm the master of smoothies. Horray for good food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We celebrate Chinese New Year every year with Gyoza, fried rice and usually a new, experimental dish. The kids dress up in their Chinese clothes, we set the table with all our Asian dishes and chopsticks, and dad teaches them a few phrases or how to count to ten in Mandarin. (No, we're not Chinese. My husband served a mission with Chinese people and we just like to remember the culture. We're also planning a trip to Bejing this summer!)
My cooking triumphs
Watching my kids learn to cook for themselves. My 9 year old son loves to experiment with food--some good, some only he will eat. My 11 year old just won a 1st place ribbon in 4H! They're all willing to try new foods. And even the littlest one loves to "help out" in the kitchen. Cooking is only fun when it's shared!
My cooking tragedies
Why can't I remember to put salt in my baked goods?!?
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Three-Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake
My family loved it! I tore the spinach leaves before cooking, also added extra cheese and pasta. Made it in a 9x13 pan and broiled the top the last few minutes. Easy and tasty! Will definitely make again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2013
Camp David Spaghetti with Italian Sausage
Okay, I haven't even let it simmer yet...I just tasted it after mixing it in the pan and I had to run over and give it 5 stars already! I used fire-roasted tomatoes and Italian chicken sausage crumbled into the mixture instead of the beef. It smells so good! Can't wait for dinner; I'm sure it will be 6 stars by then.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2010
Chris' Bay Area Burger
Great, tasty burger. I mix up a slew of them, form them into patties, and freeze between layers of waxed paper so they're easy to grab for a quick BBQ. Kids love 'em too.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2010
 
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