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Colleen


Colleen
 
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Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Kids
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About this Cook
I don't like cooking, but I have to. I have 5 kids and am a stay at home mom who is very interested in cooking on a budget and preparing healthy meals.
My favorite things to cook
Really inexpensive things that are really healthy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love baking for my kids and I love making things up w/o having to get something special at the grocery store.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to substitute, omit, add, etc without anyone knowing. Being able to look at several recipes for something and making it on my own using what I have in my kitchen. I often have a running tab in my head of how much the meal costs. I like to keep it to less than $5 and make it off-the-charts healthy. That makes the tedious job of cooking enjoyable for me.
My cooking tragedies
Oh gosh ... there are too many to name!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Easy Shake and Bake Chicken
This is my go to favorite!! Over time, in an attempt to make it healthier, I've started doubling the recipe and making it with whole wheat flour, oat or wheat bran and some flax meal. I also coat my pan with olive oil instead of butter. LOVE IT!!

21 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2011
All-Day Apple Butter
So amazing! I made 3 batches and kept reducing the amount of sugar I added each time. It also took more time, but I didn't mind. My house smelled so good while making this.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2011
Curried Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole
Oh my gosh!! Amazing. I've never rated a recipe before, but this is truly noteworthy. So easy, and a great way to use our chicken left from roasting a whole chicken. I made regular brown rice and added it (1 1/2 c cooked). This is the best recipe I've ever gotten off of all recipes!!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2008
 
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