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Home Town: Idaho, USA
Living In: New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love being a busy stay-at-home Mom! My husband is a hospital CEO and I have two children, a boy and a girl. I enjoy volunteering at the kids' schools, at church, and at the hospital. I love to follow my kids around to their various activities, garden, run, swim, read, and of course, COOK!
My favorite things to cook
Some of my favorite things to cook are comfort foods--casseroles, crock-pot dishes, meat and potatoes, etc. I also love to bake (especially anything sweet,) and to can my homegrown fruits and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family cooking traditions include making pizza on Christmas Eve! I also enjoy making family recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation, including my Grandmother's recipes for Raisin Cream Pie and Sweet Pickles! I am having so much fun cooking with my daughter, who loves being in the kitchen!
My cooking triumphs
My cooking triumphs include the many times I have hosted a big crowd for Thanksgiving Dinner. But my greatest "cooking triumphs" are when I'm able to be organized and creative enough to make something for dinner that the whole family enjoys!!!
My cooking tragedies
Goodness, I have had several cooking tragedies over the years... muffins without sugar, "hockey-puck" cookies, flat yeast breads, etc. But the tragedies just come along with the whole cooking experience, right?!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
This is my family's all-time favorite barbecue chicken recipe, and probably my most-used recipe from this site! I always use "sweet and spicy chipotle" barbecue sauce, which makes the dish deliciously sweet, tangy and spicy all in one! This recipe is simple and delectable... a definite keeper! Thanks for the recipe!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2012
Great but a little strong on the garlic--I might use only 2 or 3 cloves next time. I also used toasted salted almonds in place of the pine nuts since I didn't have any. I left out the parsley and added a little lemon juice. Don't try to do this in the blender--it is too thick; use a food processor! Thanks for the recipe...

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2011
Linda's Fake and Bake Chicken
This is a great basic oven fried chicken recipe--crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. As other reviewers did, I used regular milk (instead of evaporated,) and only about half the salt. I also placed the chicken on a rack above a cookie sheet, which allowed the chicken to bake up crispy on all sides. I used garlic flavored cooking spray which added a bit of extra flavor, too. This also seems like a very versatile recipe where you could add different spices, parmesan cheese, etc. Thanks for the recipe!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2011

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