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Home Town: Columbiana, Ohio, USA
Living In: Newport News, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I live in southern VA with my husband. We both have lots of hobbies and are trying to eat better and healthier as we head towards middle age (eek!).
My favorite things to cook
I love making comfort foods, like soups and casseroles, but I try to slim them down a little bit. I also love to bake cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I loved baking sugar cookies for Halloween and Christmas as a child. We used Charlie Brown cookie cutters and the recipe from my mom's Betty Crocker cookbook.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made shrimp scampi, it tasted better than anything I've ever eaten at a seafood restaurant. I was very impressed with myself.
My cooking tragedies
I threw an angel food cake out the window of my parents' kitchen as a teenager. It turned out so horribly, and I was so irritated, I didn't want anyone to see it.
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Kid-Friendly Wheat Bread
I'm a novice bread baker, but have been baking this recipe for several months now. I'm so pleased with it! The bread holds up well over time, it freezes well, and I think it makes terrific sandwiches. I usually tip in about 1/4 cup each wheat bran and toasted wheat germ, just to add a little more nutritional oomph, and I think it adds a little more flavor, too.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2010
Tomato Pork Loin Chops
My husband and I both thought this was absolutely delicious. I made it as written, except that I skimped on the chili powder (used about 1 1/2 tsp. instead of 2) and only a pinch of red pepper flakes. The heat was just right for us. I had thought about putting in some garlic as some of the reviews mentioned, but forgot to add it with the onions--and honestly, I wonder if garlic might not be too overpowering. This sauce is all about the sweetness and flavor of the onions. Can't wait to make it again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2009
Spicy Garlic Salmon
I had to substitute a large pinch of dried red pepper flakes for the dried chili pepper, but otherwise made it exactly as is, and it was delicious, garlicky and rich!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 19, 2009

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