Tattoogrl13 Profile - (10840944)

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Living In: Sutherlin, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. If it has sugar in it I'll probably give it a try.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As my brother and I reached driving age along with our friends, our house seemed to have a revolving door around the holidays. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas you could expect a house full of teenagers feasting on turkey or ham (depending on the holiday) AND lasagna with all the fixins for both. People would come and go all day long and if dinner was over and packed away it would get pulled out and served again. This continued even after we grew up and moved out of the house. There was always a lot of talking and laughing and really good times.
My cooking triumphs
For Christmas 2007 I attempted something new: candy. I found all the recipes on and made gift baskets for family and close friends. It was a huge hit! Several people even suggested I should start my own businsess becuase they looked so pretty and tasted amazing.
My cooking tragedies
Unfortuantely I'm not as good a cook as I am a baker so my tragedies are many. I always have a backup plan (cereal, frozen pizzas, take out) just in case my attempt is inedible. My saddest attempt would have to be home made tomato sauce. I threw the whole thing in the trash. It was totally unsalvageable. From now on it's Prego for me.
Recipe Reviews 37 reviews
Chicken Stroganoff I
After taking feedback from other reviews and wanting to make it a little healthier, here are my changes: ~ used boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" pieces, give or take (wanted dark meat flavor) ~ reduced flour to 3/4 cup and added 1/4 tsp each black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder & paprika ~ browned chicken in 2 tbsp olive oil ~ used 98% fat free cream of chicken soup ~ used 1 c skim milk instead of half-n-half ~ used 3/4 pkg onion soup mix ~ used 1 tbsp dried parsley ~ omitted mushrooms (yucky lol) ~ used Worcestershire sauce for browning sauce ~ used fat free sour cream ~ boiled 6 oz egg noodles . The sauce was fantastic, nice and thick, and the chicken was tender and juicy. It was super easy to make and totally hands off once I set it to simmer. I should note that I added the sour cream into the mix at the beginning by mistake instead of waiting until the end. The author stressed DO NOT BOIL once the sour cream is added, but there were no issues, and I'll probably do it this way from now on just to make it easier. I added this recipe, with my changes and the egg noodles, into MyFitnessPal to calculate the nutrition info with these results: serves: 4, 567 calories (was 704), 17 g fat (was 31), 3 g sat fat, 7 g monounsat fat, 2 g polyunsat fat, 0 trans fat, 79 g cholesterol (was 135), 1230 mg sodium (was 1282), 68 g carbs (was 65), 3 g fiber (no change), 6 g sugar, 33 g protein (was 41)

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Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2014
Fresh Rhubarb Pie
I remember my mom telling me I didn't like rhubarb when I had it as a kid, so when my husband asked for a rhubarb pie I wan't too excited. But I figured what the heck. I found this recipe and, with the ratings, determined it had to be considered the best of the best. Let me tell you, it is (not that I have much to compare it to)! A perfect balance of sweet and reminded me of a cherry pie. I have to call my mom and tell her I love rhubarb!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2013
'Day Before Payday' Kielbasa and Corn Hash
Although my husband said "eh", I really enjoyed this. I was using only what I had on hand and didn't have any frozen veggies, but I did have a can of sweet corn. I also left out the red pepper flakes. The sweet flavor of the corn was a great complement to the tangy kielbasa, and the eggs were a great finish. Had lots of leftovers too. Economical, easy and so yummy!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2012

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