MommyBeckington Profile - (10941036)

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Home Town: Orland Park, Illinois, USA
Living In: Shelbyville, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Biking, Reading Books
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Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon
About this Cook
I have 3 kids six, three, and almost one. Even though I feel like pulling my hair out at times they are an absolute joy! I have a wonderful husband who loves to eat anything I make. I love how he takes such an interest in what I can do with food. With his family's canning and venison recipe and my Indian background we have tons of fun in the kitchen! We train our kids to also have interesting taste buds. We try to grow a variety of things to freeze, can, cook, and of course eat! It is definitely, in our opinion, an ideal way to raise a healthy family.
My favorite things to cook
Everything! But I love to make appetizers. Hence, I love to entertain but do not get a chance to do it often.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving! You know the traditional foods with a flair. I love going all out!
My cooking triumphs
I'm not sure what I would qualify as a triumph. I get requests and compliments from friends and family for certain dishes. But I can say that once there was a woman(whom I'd never met) was passing by our house on her way to a neighbors. The kids said hi and she stopped and chatted with them for a minute. At one point she told the kids she had heard what a wonderful cook their mother was and that they were very lucky. It amazed me to have a complete stranger say that.
My cooking tragedies
Once when trying a new recipe, which I was really excited about, my son started complaining that something smelled really bad. I thought he was just complaining to complain. Well, I continued to cook and he made a mad dash to the bathroom and actually threw up! Now, he may be extrememly sensitive or just overreacting, but my husband (who didn't like the dish when he tried it)loves to tease me about the one really horrible dish I made that made our son throw up just from the smell!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Cinnamon Sweet Potato Slices
Great snack! I always have a ton of sweet potatoes around. I found that I need to take them out of the pan right away. The first batch I made I left them in the pan to cool for about 30 minutes while doing something else and they were stuck hard, even though I had sprayed the pan. The next batch I removed right away, they came off whole and crisped up nicely. Tasted great! Thanks for the recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2008
Grilled Buffalo Wings
Wow! I have been searching for the best way to make wings and my husband likes them hot! These were awesome. I didn't have enough room on the grill for my pan and the wings at the same time. So I grilled the wings for approx 10 min and then put them in the pan with sauce and then put the whole pan on the grill(direct heat). I removed them after about 5 min and put just the wings back on. I decided then just to finish grilling the wings. They had a great grilled look and flavor. They also had the crispness just like you get when frying. I'm guessing that first layer of sauce on them helped with that. We then tossed them with a fresh batch of the sauce. The ingredients really surprised me, but the taste was amazing! Thanks for a great recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2008
Double Tomato Bruschetta
This was good and had great appearance, however it was starting to taste too close to a pizza like taste. I may have to adjust something so that it doesn't don't know what yet.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2008
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