nickalena Profile - (11596345)

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Home Town: Camas, Washington, USA
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Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom with 2 girls. I do like to cook, but find it hard to come up with ideas constantly, so I turn to the web and sites like this. I am a bit on the health conscience side, so try to cook that way for my family. I love to take a fatty recipe and try to "healthify" it. Enjoy trying new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake above all. Anything! If it is sweet, I want to make it. Cooking, I love trying new slow cooker ideas, casseroles, homemade salsa. I like a challenge, but nothing too much so, or I get antsy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year on Christmas eve, my mom makes a huge batch of stacked Swedish pancakes that drip with butter, cinnamon and sugar...delicious! We slice it like pie and eat until we are sick. Also, my girls and I do a ton of baking every holiday and give it all away to friends in pretty baskets. I love seeing their faces when we try new recipes and they find a new favorite!
My cooking triumphs
Nothing so over the top I feel like I can brag about it.
My cooking tragedies
Have tried a few things ...once I tried to make entirely fat free enchiladas...the cheese, the beans, tortillas..everything. Needless to say, my Rottweiler who would eat ANYTHING sniffed, and walked away. My husband took a bite and promptly spit it back on his plate. Had a batch of cookies once and some awful coffee truffles that I wouldn't feed to a rodent.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili
This is very good and easy to throw together. I did up the spices a little. All in all, a great recipe that made my family happy.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2012
Beef Tips and Noodles
This is the recipe I use for a slow cooker oven roast. It is excellent and makes a great gravey. Is wonderful over baked sweet potatoes as well.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2012
Slow Cooker Barbeque
This has good flavor and smells delish, but in the future if I make it, I will use an oven roast instead. This had way too much fat floating around for me to want to serve it to my family let alone eat it myself. By the time I was finished fishing out the fat, there was only 1/2 left.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2012

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