Crystal Profile - (10810582)

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Home Town: Malad, Idaho, USA
Living In: Grangeville, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Music
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Simple Beef Stroganoff
About this Cook
I am a full time working mother and wife. My husband and I have one daughter and she's the light of our world! I enjoy spending my time cooking, watching movies, cleaning (yeah, I know!), playing with my daugher and taking walks.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. I enjoy finding new and interesting recipes that I have never before tried.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well there weren't any traditions until I recently started some! They are: cooking Thanksgiving dinner at our house every year, I make my "potato casserole a.k.a.'funeral potatoes'" and my famous "pumpkin chocolate chip cookies".
My cooking triumphs
I made chicken gravy from scratch for the first time ever in July 2010 and it came out PERFECTLY! I was so proud of myself! :) I've always heard how gravy is SO HARD TO MAKE and I was terrified of it's a piece of cake!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Debdoozie's Blue Ribbon Chili
AMAZING! I added 1 small can of Green Chiles snd used 1 can of pinto and 1 can of red kidney beans, both undrained. Also, I only used 1/2 the amount of salsa and subbed in an 8oz can of diced tomotoes with the juice. Very hearty. This chili is similar to Wendy's chili (which I LOVE)! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 17, 2010
No Bake Cheesecake I
LOVE IT! It's perfect just the way the recipe is written! Always a nice touch = strawberry or cherry topping! :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2009
Salisbury Steak
I loved this recipe, and so did my husband! I only did a few things different, per other's reviews. I added 1/2 of a chopped white onion and 1 clove of garlic to the meat mixture. Also, I added 1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup and 1 packet of dry onion soup mix to the sauce mixture and I elimnated the salt all around since the soups have more than enough salt to go around! I added water to thin the sauce out a bit, and also to dillute it since it was a little on the salty side. I doubled the amount of sauce, to accomodate for my mashed potatoes! Also, I seared the patties on the stovetop before transfering them to a foil lined casserole dish and baked them at 400 degrees for 50 minutes (I like my meat WELL done!) - they turned out PERFECTLY - juicy and tender, not dry or rough at all! Thanks for a GREAT recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2009

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