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Home Town: Pennsylvania, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I live with my husband & 3 children in Western PA. Within the past few years I have grown more passionate about cooking, which has definitely made the foods I cook taste better. The way my family would react to the dishes I cooked-that they liked-enticed me to become more passionate about it. My husband gets so excited to eat good food that I've cooked, its fun! I like to change up recipes, even if only slightly, so I can call iy my own. I do consider myself a good cook, but I need to learn more about recipes & what ingredients work best with what. I don't believe there will ever come a time when I couldn't be learning more!
My favorite things to cook
I love eating Italian Food & so I love to cook it, same with cookies & desserts. I love to cook things that put a smile on my family's face. It feels awesome to have anyone rave about one of my dishes or ask for the recipe. Overall, there aren't too many things that I don't like to cook!
My favorite family cooking traditions
What is most important to me about traditions & what I want for my family was a comment my sister made about her own recipes- "I want my kids to have a favorite dish that Mom makes, something that makes them want to bring there friends over because of the food I'm making that night, something that makes them want to come home when they're all grown up..."
My cooking triumphs
I am called upon for several recipes whenever friends & family are having parties, weddings, showers, etc.
My cooking tragedies
I don't know if these tragedies would count as I was pretty young, but- When I was 12 I wanted to make cookies for my family. I followed the recipe & when it called for Baking Powder, I wasn't sure what thay was. I found Baking Soda & assumed it was the same thing. When the cookies were done, they were crunchy & fizzed a bit when you bit into them, not to mention how bitter they were! When I was 15 I tried to make chocolate cupcakes, boxed cake kind, when the directions called for oil, I couldn't find any. Then I thought of my mother's deep fryer & figured I could take it from there. IT had been previously used, she had made fried chicken with it. I didn't think it would matter, after all it was oil...While the cupcakes were baking, the aroma of chocolate fried chicken started to fill the house. My mom asked me if I had in fact used her deep fryer oil, when I told her I did she laughed. The result was Chocolate-Chicken Cupcakes. Needless to say, we didn't save that recipe!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Chicken Pot Pie III
I needed a starter recipe & this was great for that. I made some changes so that I could call it my own- Started with only a pinch of thyme. I used 1 whole can of cream of chicken & 1 whole can of cream of potato. Also added diced potatoes, used both canned & fresh. I added a bit of season salt or poultry season to the chicken. I have used both canned & frozen vegetables, both work great. I brushed the top with egg whites, which made it perfectly flaky! I did not place the pie on a cookie sheet & turned out perfect. My family loves it! Thanks for a great start!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2012
Four Layer Delight
What a fun recipe! The crust is really good & unique, I can't wait to try it with other recipes!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2012
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