Tori Profile - (11558114)

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Home Town: California, USA
Living In: Colorado, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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Mom and Sassy
Sassy and Jon
About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom of 3 boys and a girl. My two oldest boys enjoy helping out in the kitchen at mealtime and occasionally argue about who's turn it is to help out.Above under hobbies I only had a choice for knitting but I really prefer crocheting. Everything from hats and booties to afghans and doilies.
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti with garlic bread; roasts; a chicken alfredo recipe that is soooo addicting that the dish has been dubbed "Crack Chicken". I really enjoy holiday cooking too. Next Thanksgiving.... a stuffed turkey cooked on the smoker! MMMMMMMMMMMMM!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a recipe for spicy spaghetti that my family absolutely LOVES! I make it in a huge batch and freeze it for later use.
My cooking triumphs
Well since we recently moved to Colorado I hope to someday add "Learning to cook at high altitudes" to this list. (lol) Its an entirely different experience for me!
My cooking tragedies
At 5 I had gotten up in the middle of the night and wanted to cook breakfast for my family. I put water, flour, various stuff in bottles, sugar and three food colorings in. I turned on the stove and stirred the contents. not long after my parents came in the kitchen and started chatting with me about what I was making, and telling how sweet the gesture was and writing down the recipe. Needless to say we didn't have my "gravy" in the morning.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Basic Chicken Salad
Great basic recipe! I did add chopped pineapple as we were out of grapes and substituted pecans. Loved it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2013
Cream Soup Base
I made this soup using canned milk diluted 1:1 with water instead of regular milk. To the base I added the recommended cheese and steamed broccolli but the potato sounded great too so I added canned potatoes. I also tossed in some canned beef I had sitting in the pantry removing as much of the fat as possible. I thought this would be a good soup from all the reviews but I was wrong. It was AWESOME! My husband and kids at it like ravenous wolves. Definitely the best cream base soup I have ever tasted! This recipe is going straight in my recipe box! I can't wait for lunch tomorrow! Leftovers!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2010

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