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Molly Kooiman Barber

Molly Kooiman Barber
Home Town: Bly, Oregon, USA
Living In: Redding, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have always loved experimenting in the kitchen and with the help of Foodnetwork and shows like Iron Chef, my interest has developed into more of a full-fledged hobby. Growing up, my mom didn't really have enough money or the means to go to the grocery store very often, so our meals were very basic and often repeated. We had hamburger almost every night for dinner. So now I love to buy fresh produce and different cuts of meat or fish and am still exploring and tasting new things. I love to make food for people to enjoy and joined Allrecipes to share my personal favorite recipes as well as accumulate a formidable arsenal of recipes to treat my family to.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, pasta dishes, vegetables, pies.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Molly's 'Wannabe' Jalapeno Popper Party Dip
I made this again on Superbowl and adjusted a few things that I think made it a lot yummier. I added about a 1/2 cup of diced up Velveeta and also a small amount of water to make it creamier. It also doesn't hurt to add some garlic powder, maybe a teaspoon. I chopped up more jalepenos as well. It's still a great recipe, but seriously adding the Velveeta makes it absolutely perfect!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2013
Fish in Foil
I can't even describe how delicious these little bundles were:) My husband had just come back from a fishing trip and had 2 beautiful rainbow trout to cook up. I followed this recipe but also added a bunch of chopped red onion to the bundles and fresh garlic cloves stuffed in the cavity as well as a sprig of fresh dill. I was skeptical about all of the strong flavors coming together but they did and I told my husband he had to go fishing more so I could make this dish again:) Thanks!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2012
Cajun Style Red Bean and Rice Soup
Followed the directions pretty much to a tee except I used left over chopped ham from Easter dinner and I left out the Bay leaves while adding a touch of cayenne. This was delicious and soooo easy and quick to put together (I used canned kidney beans). I also feel that the 8 cups of broth is definitely overkill, I only used 3. I also added some frozen corn which worked well. Thanks for a great left over ham recipe that I will be using again and again:)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2012
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