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Mrs. Nix

Mrs. Nix
Home Town: Batesville, Arkansas, USA
Living In: Usafb Camp Mctureous, Okinawa, Japan
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Southern
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Genealogy
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Mrs. Nix
About this Cook
I am a 33 year-old wife of a U.S. Marine. We have a bright and challenging 4 year-old daughter, and I am blessed to be a stay-home mother to her.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook one-dish meals. Anything that you could call ____ in-a-pot would definitely be on my list of favorites. Beyond that, I love cooking anything that makes people smile. Making people happy with food from my kitchen is one of the biggest joys I take in life. It's "my thing."
My favorite family cooking traditions
Great Grandmother Cearley's Fudge at Christmas. Chili over rice on the first night of any visit with Daddy and Sandy, "my other momma." Really, though, just cooking together is our family tradition. In my family, everyone pretty much stays in the kitchen as long as there are two or more of us gathered.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving turkey. I was so scared. It turned out to be the best turkey I'd ever had, but I was paranoid about it being dry or I over-basted and kept futzing with it every 15 minutes or so which, naturally, increased the roast time by several hours.
My cooking tragedies
The only one that comes to mind is the time I forgot to put sugar in a gooey butter cake type of recipe that I took to a potluck. Anyone in a hurry could make that mistake...but mine had to happen in front of God and everyone else, too.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Out of this World Turkey Brine
Last Thanksgiving, I used this recipe for the first time in conjunction with the Easy Herb Roasted Turkey recipe also found on this site. The result was the best turkey my husband and I have ever eaten. We are making our turkey the same way this year. I stuffed with celery, apples, lemons, onion, and garlic and then roasted it following the Easy Herb Roasted Turkey recipe. I followed that recipe to the letter. I'm telling you...that was the best turkey I've ever tasted.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2008
Cream Cheese Squares
Oh. My. Gosh. That is all I know to say. This is, quite possibly, the most heavenly dessert I have ever put in my mouth. These are INSANELY good. The only thing I changed about the recipe was reducing the butter. I used 4T of melted butter...not a 1/2 Cup. I that point, it felt like they would be swimming in grease if I put so much butter on. The 4T brushed over the top was perfect. In addition, we always use the reduced fat Crescent rolls, so that was what I had. I can honestly tell you that the recipe loses NOTHING with reduced fat rolls. In fact, I think in this case, they're probably better because less butter in the pastry means a firmer crust to hold in all that glorious filling. I used a 9x13 pan as called for in the recipe, and it all baked up beautifully. I was able to cut them into clean squares after only 10 minutes or so of cooling. They were still molten hot from the oven at that point, but they had already set up enough to serve. I cannot comment on how well they keep because my family of three and one adult visitor DEVOURED the entire pan in--literally--1/2 hour. My husband stood in the kitchen scraping every last spare trace of the filling from the pan with his finger once they were all gone. For the last two days, I've been receiving PLEAS from my husband and child to buy more cream cheese and make some more. Simply just HAVE to try these.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2008
Hamburger Vegetable Soup
I was skeptical when I was cooking this, because the aroma was very onion-y (the soup mix powder has a strong aroma at first), but my worries were unfounded. This soup was so incredibly good. I used little shell pasta and followed the recipe exactly. This was so easy--so fast! I couldn't believe how good it was for being such a quick, thrown-together soup. This will be replacing my old veggie soup standby recipe, and we'll be eating it pretty regularly around here. One note: The recipe makes enough to feed an army, and I don't have an army in my house. :) I put the leftovers into freezer-safe plasticware and froze them. A week later, I reheated some for lunch, and it was still delicious. It keeps in the freezer beautifully.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 31, 2008

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