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Found my new niche! 
Dec. 28, 2009 6:12 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2010 10:51 am
So, over the last week or so I have been very interested in cooking.  I'm not sure why; however, not to question - just going with it :-)

I decided to first try homemade Amish Potato Salad found on here.  I was really nervous, seeing as my husband is SO picky of this type of potato salad and I just really wanted to impress him (seeing as how I couldn't even boil eggs when he met me 5 1/2 years ago!) - so I tried...  How did it come out you ask?  Wonderful!!!  Oh my I was so proud of myself.  I couldn't believe how wonderful it was.  I substituted a few ingredients with what I had around the house and it came out even better than I thought it would!!  It was gone within a day and that was 5lbs of potatos!  After that, it gave me confidence.  I tried Cajun Creamy Chicken and Pasata after that - another hit!  Then I tried homemade Oatmeal Lace Cookies, Peanut Butter Chewy Chocolate Cookies, followed by Ham N Cheese Bake, Sauteed Apples and then for tonight, Chicken Potato Casserole.... wow.  I couldn't believe everything came off perfect!

So, in short, how proud of myself I am :-)  I tried and conquered.  I really didn't think I could do it but I did!!!

Thanks :-) You made another cook!
Dec. 28, 2009 6:51 pm
Congratulations! Come see us on the Recipe Exchange and you will meet a great group of cooks and you can ask questions, etc. It's up at the top of this page, one of the yellow tabs called Recipe Exchange. You won't be disappointed!!
Dec. 28, 2009 7:53 pm
Isn't it wonderful to make yummy food for yourself & those you love? If you have any questions come to the recipe exchange where almost any question can or will be answered.
Dec. 29, 2009 5:28 am
Hi! and Welcome! I think this time of year inspires those of us who are "culinarily challenged" to start experimenting. My biggest challenge is sticking to a recipe (I always wonder, "What would happen if I added ....?"), but I made my hubby a solemn promise to always try a recipe as written before changing it, and this site is great for that. I get a kick out of reading the reviews, but I try to stick to the recipe as written -- first. Hubby is the pickiest eater I've ever met so when he likes something, I know it's good -- and it goes into my growing repetoire. It's a little frustrating as he likes "the simpler the better" and I am always looking for "fun and exciting to make. Tasting good is an added plus!" In my first few months here in AllRecipes, I have learned that confidence and love are two of the most important ingredients in any recipe. I am still a beginner "cook" (probably always will be), but I am now happy to be one. :D Welcome!
Dec. 29, 2009 8:20 am
Yay! Another convert to the cooking faith! Glad to have you in the ranks, KR!
Dec. 29, 2009 12:45 pm
Thank you so much for all your comments! I will for sure check out the Recipe Exchange. Man, it's so great to find something I'm actually really good at that DOMESTIC! :-)
Dec. 30, 2009 8:11 am
I am so glad you found something that you love doing; not to mention, all the recipes sound so yummy!
Jan. 4, 2010 7:38 am
As your unbelievably picky husband, I will simply say, BRAVO! I am more proud of you than you could ever imagine. And not to mention my belly has never been more pleased. I am happy you have finally found something that not only youre good at but that you also like. I love you.
Jan. 4, 2010 12:38 pm
Thanks hubby! Glad your belly is pleased :-)
Mar. 12, 2010 10:51 am
Krissi, You are my wife and the love of my life. You are a wonderful wife and mom and hope you continue this wonderful talent you discovered even if I never benefit from it again. I love you, will never remove my ring and will wait a lifetime to hold you again.
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I never knew how to boil eggs 5 years ago - now you ask?... well, I am on top of the world! I tried Amish Potato Salad first about a month ago and since then, i will try anything and I am so proud of my small feat :-)
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