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Home Town: Appleton, Wisconsin, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
My grandmother taught me how to cook at a young age, but it wasn't until about 4 years ago that I really started to enjoy it and experiment. I love to take a good recipe and change it up to make my own creation. I'm blessed with a very open minded husband who will try anything, so he makes it easy to be uninhibited in the kitchen! But, my children are my best critics. I know they will tell me right away if what I made was something I should never make again :)
My favorite things to cook
I love to experiment and make a variety of dishes. So much so that I find myself forgetting to make even things we loved more than once! I prefer cooking over baking, mostly because I am a working mother and eating dinner is a necessity, but eating baked goods is not :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother and father both are great cooks and have taught me a lot. I love our family recipes, tacos, drunken chicken, homemade pancakes, chicken dumpling soup but I also like to cook things that my extended family has never had before in hopes of helping them eat more of a variety!
My cooking triumphs
I have the worlds most terrible stove. I cannot wait to replace it!!
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I first moved in together he had a terrible stomach bug. I wanted to make him my grandma's chicken dumpling soup but had never made it before. 4 hours into the entire process, all I had left were the dumplings. My dumplings sunk to the bottom of the pan and burned. It was the most terrible soup I've ever had!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Doreen's Ham Slices on the Grill
This was a hit in our house, everyone asked for seconds and it made great sandwiches the next day. I used two large ham steaks, so doubled the recipe and ended up with some extra sauce that I simmered down just a little and poured over the ham before serving. My 6 year old had three servings, and then wanted it for breakfast AND lunch the following day :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2013
Delicious Salmon
So easy and so good!!! My kids love salmon and this did not disappoint!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2010
Easy Vegetarian Red Beans Lasagna
This is a great recipe, but I found that there was not enough filling in it for our taste. I doubled the bean filling and it's prefect! I definitely recommend the Gruyere cheese, it's SO GOOD with this! But, sometimes it is hard to find at the grocery store. Last time I made this, I used a mixture of romano and asiago cheese and that was good also. Overall, great recipe! Even my "meat and potato" eating friends love it!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2010
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