ARMY WIFE Profile - (1190830)

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Member Since: Oct. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Fishing, Charity Work
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Foolproof Rib Roast
About this Cook
I'm a proud Army wife! I try to cook healthy and delicious as cheaply as possible.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook healthy things but I'm not a crazy health food nut. Everything in moderation but the less fat I have to put into something the better.
My cooking triumphs
I'm surprised everytime I cook! I'll take 2 or 3 recipes and make up my own version of something in between using what is in the fridge and pantry. My kids love hearing it is a "Mommy made it up" night! Usually it is surprisingly good! My kids say I should have a show on the Food Network. :)
My cooking tragedies
One time I made my mother-in-law a birthday cake. Right after I finished icing it I opened the cabinet above it and a big can of Slim-fast fell on it! I was mortified.
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Rice Cereal Energy Bars
I made these for my teenage swimmer sons to eat before practice. I pretty much followed the recipe except I used cranberries instead of cherries, added a little wheat germ, and subbed 1/3 cup agave for 1/2 of the sugar. I boiled the peanut butter mixture in a large stock pot until bubbly, then added powdered milk and returned to boiling, stirring constantly. Then removed from heat and stirred in flavorings. I added the cereal mixture 1/2 at a time to make stirring easier and with a bit of muscle I was able to mix it well. Smashed the bars in the pan really well. I cut them up and individually wrapped the bars. Hopefully the 325 calories will give them a much needed energy boost. They loved the taste. Next time I make them I think I will use up all the fruit and nuts that I bought and make a few batches of the fruit/nut mixture to have ready to make later. That way I won't have to dirty up the food processor and kitchen all over again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2015
Sonoran Tilapia
We really liked this. I used about 1 pound of fish and had plenty of sauce. I took the advice of others and did not salt the fish after the creole seasoning but I did salt the sauce. I also left out half of the red pepper flakes as others suggested. It was still plenty spicy. I did not have any wine so I used a tablespoon or so of sherry. After 20 minutes I felt my sauce was still too thin so I used a bit of corn starch to thicken it. Worked great and the sauce stayed on top of the fish instead of running onto the plate. I'll make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 2, 2014
Kale and Feta Salad
I can't believe what a difference the kale massage makes! Fantastic! The fam said that I could have used less vinegar. I subbed dried cranberries and walnuts. Kale is cheap here so I'm sure we will be eating this all summer.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2014

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