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Home Town: San Diego, California, USA
Living In: Avondale, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Kris and I.
Kris and I
Kris and I at Christmas Eve Dinner
About this Cook
My name is Kirstin and I married my high school sweetheart Kris, he is a little over 3 years older than me and we began dating my senior year. He was medically discharged from the Army and so now we live in Arizona again, where we lived before we were stationed at Fort Hood, TX. I think I'm a decent cook but I prefer to cook things that are simple since as I said I'm definitely not a professional. If something sounds good I'll definitely try it but I'm a bit of a picky eater as is my hubby lol. We have friends eat at the house all the time and I like to hear what they think of my cooking because if they like it, it makes me happy since I'm generally not a confident person and it helps me keep doing well when cooking. :)
My favorite things to cook
As I said I like to cook simple foods so I have to say my favorite thing to cook is Fettuccine Alfredo since it is my favorite food. :) I'm only a decent cook as I said so I of course use store bought Fettuccine noodles usually the great value kind from Walmart since we do most of our shopping there. I use Ragu's Garlic Parmesan Alfredo sauce because I love garlic and cheese lol. I cook noodles as instructed but while making the sauce I add more garlic salt and Parmesan cheese to it to make the sauce more unique and I taste test it until it is perfect. After noodles are drained I just pour sauce in with noodles, mix them up and then dish them out into separate bowls for each person eating at my house and I usually add a little extra Parmesan cheese on top before eating it. Like I said simple but oh so delicious. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't really have any just certain family recipes lol. :)
My cooking triumphs
Well the first time I made a Turkey was on New Years Eve night in 2010 right before it became 2011. I used an article I found on this website, it's in my recipe box and it's called how to cook a turkey. I also called my grandma who is seriously the best cook I know and asked her for advice as well. She told me to stick an apple inside the turkey to help make it juicy so I chose a granny smith apple since they are both mine and Kris' favorite kind and I just otherwise cooked it like the article and my grandma told me to and it turned out amazingly juicy and delicious. It was one of the best turkeys I have ever had. I also used the turkey drippings after it was done and mixed in two packets of chicken gravy mix since they were sold out of turkey gravy when I tried buying some. The gravy ended up being delicious and also the best gravy I'd ever had and they went great together. Everyone loved the turkey and kept saying how pretty it was, I was a very happy camper that night lol. :)
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Pizza Casserole
My husband and I are pizza lovers so I thought I'd try this out since it seemed creative and delicious and it was. We both really liked it, I made some alterations though. Neither of us like green pepper so I didn't add those and I only used half an onion since a whole one seemed like it would be too much and I was right, there was plenty of onion when I made it with only half. I also put Garlic salt on the meat,onion, and minced garlic mixture while cooking. It was good that first time but it wasn't cheesy enough for my hubby and I since we are cheese lovers so the second time I made it I added a cup of cheddar cheese into the mixture of sauce, noodles, etc before putting it into the oven. I think next time I will double the batch since this is only enough for an 8x8 casserole dish. Next time I'll use a 9x13 casserole dish, that way there are leftovers because I wanted more both times lol. Overall this will be a great addition to the list of recipes I make for us because it's great!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2013
Cheesy Meatloaf
I have made this meatloaf 3 times now, the first time I followed the instructions except I used two pounds of ground beef since that's all I had and sharp cheddar for same reason it was oily and most cheese drained out when I tried pouring oil out but otherwise it was good. I think it's because I tried poorly to make my own bread crumbs since I didn't have any and instead of onion soup mix I used half an onion which ended up being too much. So first time not too great but the second time I had all ingredients again used two pounds ground beef and I mixed the sharp cheddar cheese in with the meat, I used Italian bread crumbs, onion soup mix, and it turned out a lot better. I did the same thing the third time and all three times I added a layer of ketchup on top because my husband likes meatloaf better that way and it added just enough tang. Also my husband an I hate pepper so I used garlic salt all three times and the third time I also added season salt since those are my two favorite seasonings. :) Over all very creative idea and really good, when made properly I'd definitely recommend it.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 6, 2012

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