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Living In: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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my daughter and I
About this Cook
I'm a mid-life Mom, having raised 2 grown children and a three year old. I'm most interested in healthy and good tasting food for both me and my toddler
My favorite things to cook
I love to use my smoker but haven't come across many smoker recipes here yet. I love to make chili's and soups more than making a main course with side dishes. Salads are a favorite of mine too.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to make homemade gravy years ago and learning on my own to make soups and stews.
My cooking tragedies
Years ago I made a batch of fantasy fudge from the label on nestles semi-sweet chocolate chips back then. I substituted real marshmallows for some of the marshmallow cream cuz' I didn't have enough. I added milk to the batch thinking it needed the liquid to balance out the marshmallows. It didn't set. I put the fudge in the fridge and it still wouldn't set. It didn't, so I put it in the freezer. It was set an hour later so I cut the fudge up into squares and put the squares onto a plate. Twenty minutes later the fudge on the plate was looking droopy so I set it in the fridge thinking it would be okay. It was late afternoon by then and my then husband came home from work not too long after I put the plate of fudge in the fridge. He opened up the fridge door to get a beverage and immediately slammed it shut exclaiming, "what's in there!!" I opened the fridge door and the fudge was in the process of thawing out and it had congealed into a blob that was moving off of the plate.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Cake Mix Cookies IV
the varieties of cookies you can make are endless. I like to add some flavor of chips with the cookie mix and then bake as directed. a few of my faves are german chocolate cake mix with butterscotch chips, lemon cake mix with white chocolate chips, spice cake mix with heath beits with chocolate. Next I'm going to try carrot cake mix with peanut butter chips.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2011
Easy Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cookies
The cookies tasted good but they were way too dry. If I ever make this recipe again I'll add a whole stick of butter and another egg but I don't think I'll bother to again.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2011
Mexican Cornbread II
great and easy recipe. As with all cornbreads I baked this one in my 9 inch cast iron skillet and it had a wonderful crust to it as well as the bread tasting wonderful.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2009

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