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Living In: Indiana, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2011
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
When I got together with my then boyfriend with two kids over 3 years ago, he was taking them out to dinner nearly 4-5 nights out of the week! What an expense! I used this website for recipes and little did I know I was slowly learning the mechanics of cooking. I am certainly not a chef but I take pride in the sounds of mmmm...coming from thier mouths at the dinner table every night. I am now even trying the other side of the spectrum and baking! Sometimes it's a flop and sometimes a success but either way I'm getting better and better by the recipe. Thanks Allrecipes!
My favorite things to cook
Everything! I like to try new dishes all the time. However, on the days I don't feel like cooking the crockpot is my dearest friend.
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. My grandmother was an excellent cook and baker but too stubborn to share her wisdom with anyone else. I think she wanted to take her cooking legacy with her to the grave. If she only knew how I have triumphed...
My cooking triumphs
Well...let's see...before I began cooking I couldn't tell you what spices go together with what. I have been cooking long enough now that I seemed to have developed an instict for when something is done cooking. I don't have to follow a cooking time now based on a recipes instructions, I just know because it "feels" right. I'd say that's quite an accomplishment! I've developed a sixth sense!
My cooking tragedies
Too many! I don't think 1000 characters is enough space to explain all my trial and errors!
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Pumpkin Dip
For all the low carbers out there coconut sugar is a great alternative in this recipe. We only used 1 cup and it still tasted great plus it is full of nutrients. My kids eat it with whole grain crackers but I think apples or dehydrated fruit would be good too. I have made this for myself and make parfaits out of it using a homemade granola out of nuts instead of grains and whipped coconut fat from a can for a lowfat alternative. This could easily be turned into a paleo diet by substituting the cream cheese. Who says healthy has to be boring?

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 22, 2014
Lemon Poppy Seed Bread
I was looking through the pictures and noticed that some breads looked more dense than others and others were lighter and fluffier. I believe this is a quick bread recipe and meant to be thick (which us how we prefer it)however if you prefer a more coffee cake like consistency then pull out your old mixer and beat your wet ingredients into your dry ingredients. It will add air to your batter giving it a cake like texture. Also, use coconut oil to prepare your pans. It will keep your bread from getting too dark on the sides and the bonus is its healthier. Thanks for the recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2014
Easy Turkey Gravy
I never get gravy right so I never make it HOWEVER my hubby begged me to try again. So I did. and it was lumpy. as always. So this time instead of throwing it out I put it in the blender and then it turned out foamy. YUCK! So I then put it back on the stove determined not to waste food and when it heated thru it turned back into a gravy like consistency and was fantastic! I cooked the Roast Sticky Chicken Rotissere Style from this site and used its drippings/broth to make the gravy. No seasonings needed with that recipe, very savory already. Thanks for sharing.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2014
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