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Home Town: Bakersfield, California, USA
Living In: Provo, Utah, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Chicken Garlic Pizza
My Baby Jackson and Me
Jackson and Me
About this Cook
I am a wife and new mother who finds joy in cooking. I offset my love for good food with running and exercise and believe that cooking for others is a great way to demonstrate love and caring. Food is a big part of my heritage and I am a work in progress as I create a similar legacy for my own family.
My favorite things to cook
I love grilling, world cuisine, recipes that add flair to fruits and vegetables, smoothies, and baking. I try to be health conscience but also believe in splurging too. If I eat something full of calories though, it better be a delicious, gooey, homemade cinnamon roll, rather then a processed sugar cookie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is a great cook and my mom is a great baker. Armenian food is comfort food to me because it reminds me of home and big family gatherings. I am not the best baker, but my mother's breads, pies, and cinnamon rolls are unmatched.
My cooking triumphs
I get great satisfaction when my husband enjoys a meal I make. I only really cooked in college when I had someone to cook for, but while I am totally not domestic in other areas, I have the goal to become an amazing cook. I love entertaining and am also a firm believer that we are what we eat and should take greater care regarding what we put into our bodies.
My cooking tragedies
I made fortune cookies once that turned out as blobs that tasted like plastic.
Recipe Reviews 153 reviews
Simple Turkey Chili
This is a great base recipe. I added a can of refried beans to thicken the recipe, less water, another can of tomatoes, and some more spices. Made with my usual Homesteader Cornbread from this site. Tastes great. So excited to eat tonight. Perfect rainy day food.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2013
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Great recipe. Cauliflower and nutmeg sure are a perfect marriage. I pureed some of the cauliflower with milk to make the soup thicker. My two year old even liked this. Thanks!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2011
Clone of a Cinnabon
Fabuloso! I added raisins to the rolls and orange zest to the frosting.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2010
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