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Living In: Ottumwa, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a graduate of Iowa State University. I have a white boxer named Honey who loves to taste all of the new foods I cook! :) I am just starting to take pictures of all of the things that I make, so I am looking forward to posting them all for everyone to see!
My favorite things to cook
Usually desserts and breads, but I also enjoy making really good sides that compliment my meals. In the summer I LOVE to grill, and make my own ribs; however, I do not have a smoker, so I have to cook them in the oven :(
My favorite family cooking traditions
For every holiday, big or small, my grandmother hosts a family dinner which includes relatives from all over the state; some of which I rarely get to see. My grandma used to do all of the cooking, but now that my cousins are all getting older, we are discovering our cooking abilities and we always bring new dishes for everyone to try. Of course, there are always those favorite dishes that we have always had and will continue to have for years to come!
My cooking triumphs
I love when I cook meals for my friends and they tell me that a certain dish is the best they have ever had. I've even had someone tell me that something I made was better than his mother's :) I was very proud!
My cooking tragedies
Well, not really any tragedies...but I always start making something that I am really excited to make, then I realize I don't have all of the ingredients :(
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
Taste was very good, and they are not dry at all. I double and triple checked that I measured out ingredients without error, yet somehow I could barely stir the batter because it was so thick. I had to add a lot of extra milk and (I was out of oil) added some melted butter. They turned out perfectly...but it was frustrating, I'm not sure if this is a common issue with this recipe or not...? Also, I did not write down how much extra milk/butter I added, so it may be hard to make this again. Frustrating!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 7, 2012
Overnight Bubble Bread
I got this recipe from Pampered Chef about 15 years ago, it's my all time favorite breakfast recipe and I make it all of the time because it's so easy.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2011
French Silk Chocolate Pie I
I put a layer of homemade, sweetened whipped cream on top and garnished with chocolate shavings. The taste and texture was PERFECT. The only problem I have is with the reviewers. I don't understand what the big deal is about the amount yielded in the original recipe if you are using a regular-depth 8 or 9 inch pie dish. I usually read reviews prior to making a recipe and usually find them helpful, but this time I'm disappointed. I doubled the batch of filling due to the amount of complaints I read, and well, I could have piled on all of that filling to the point of an overflow...as another cook did according to a picture posted of this recipe, but why would I? It is already a very rich filling and to put THAT much in?! A "French Silk Pie" is supposed to have a generous layer of whipped cream on top and I'm sure that's what no one is doing (according to a lot of the pictures posted of this recipe). Luckily it was so good that my brother-in-law requested another pie the next day so the second pie did not go to waste. So WARNING: If you want more filling, try doing 1 1/2 of the recipe before you go doubling it.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2011
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