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Home Town: Mount Vernon, Illinois, USA
Living In: Eugene, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a happily married stay at home mom of two beautiful children.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, especially cookies. I often receive requests to make them for my husband's employees. My friends call me Betty Crocker.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving was always my favorite family meal. Mom got up early and baked the turkey for what seemed like an eternity and we always had a veggie tray to snack on while she was cooking. We always had to count out the deviled eggs or we'd fight over them.
My cooking triumphs
Making my own thanksgiving dinner for the first time. The turkey was DELICIOUS!
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make an Italian Cream cake from scratch and it ended up tasting like a mild chocolate cake that weighed a ton. Wasted a lot of time and ingredients on that one.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Easy Sugar Cookies
This is a great, easy recipe! They do flatten out more than I expected, but my husband actually preferred that. I used vanilla, orange extract and orange juice in a batch and they were heavenly. I added a couple of tablespoons extra flour to compensate for the extra liquid. I will be making another batch tonight with a new flavor!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2010
Lamb Tagine
WOW! First time I attempted to cook lamb and it was amazing. My husband and dinner guests raved over it. I will make this again and again and again. I followed the recipe mostly. I used 2 cups of organic chicken broth instead of one can. I was secretly hoping my guests didn't want seconds so I'd have leftovers!! Lol

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2010
The World's Best Turkey
This was NOT the best turkey I've ever had nor did it come out moist. I will stick with my regular method. The turkey had no flavor of the items inside. I usually cook mine in a bag with fresh herbs under the skin. I will do that next year. Thankfully, the stuffing was the best I've ever made! Lol

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2008

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