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Heather Gruber

Heather Gruber
Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Heather & Loralei
About this Cook
I am the mother of 5, and have been cooking since I was a kid. My father taught me, as my mom would rather do the dishes! He was an ingredient "dumper", a trait that I also inherited, sometimes with not so perfect outcomes!
My favorite things to cook
My family's favorite dishes are my "Pot Pie Surprise". The "surprise" is that I never seem to make it the same way 2x!The other favorite is Pork Chops topped with Stuffing.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I the kids help out in the kitchen often and we always have a good time making the food and using ingredient suggestions from the kids.
My cooking triumphs
Sneaking carrots, eggplant AND spinach into spaghetti sauce undetected!!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at a Thanksgiving Feast in 1986. Sadly, I did not know that the turkey had to be all the way thawed and the neck and giblets were stored in the cavity of the bird. YUCK!! Raw and gross!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Spinach Pomegranate Salad
Went over great at Christmas!!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2015
Fruity Fun Skewers
We have been making these all summer and the kids (not to mention the grown ups who come over for BBQ) gobble them up! My 7 yo daughter helps make them, from choosing the fruit to making "patterns" on the skewers. Last time we put them in the freezer until our food was ready. Big hit!!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2013
Honey Mustard Chicken
I usually make homemade chicken soup for sick kidletts but this looked more interesting for the "faker" who was dying of an unknown mystery tiredness illness. Needless to say, he recovered nicely as soon as I made this chicken at lunchtime, and also after a nice nap while I cooked. Hubby & his younger sister also enjoyed the "leftovers" I did not have to make for dinner. Very good!

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Reviewed On: May 4, 2013

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