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Home Town: Chadron, Nebraska, USA
Living In: Corona, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a wife, mom to a couple mutts, and big time home cooker. I coach volleyball to high school kids at a pretty high level, and usually find myself tired and strapped for time. My husband is an amazing man who says he loves everything I make (which is the main reason I married him). He is a police officer who works hours that can be long and erratic. Nothing makes me happier than a meal I can throw together (while drinking a glass of wine) in less than an hour. It also helps if the recipe is easy enough for me to watch my recorded TV shows, scold my dogs, and fold laundry at the same time as cooking!
My favorite things to cook
White bean chicken chili, cheddar broc soup, fajitas, grillen bacon jalapeƱo poppers, corn meal pancakes, and mixing most cocktails (does mixing count as cooking???)
My cooking tragedies
Thanksgiving 2011. Let's just say the house smelled more like a fireplace than like apple pie.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Good recipe. Live in Southern California and have spent tons of time in Mexico and I thought this had a very authentic taste, especially considering how easy it was. I made some changes based on what I had a available and our taste. I used a hot enchilada sauce and also added some hot sauce. We like spicy and this had some serious kick! I skipped the water and added more broth. I made this on the stove top. I added raw chicken breast to my broth and let it simmer on really low for a while, pulled it out and shredded it and then added it back in. We topped it with a little queso fresco, lime, cilantro, avocado and greek yogurt (in lieu of sour cream).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2014
Eggplant Parmesan II
Wow! I consider myself a pretty good cook, and I have made some yummy dinners using this site for recipes, but this one was AWESOME! I was cooking for two, so just used one large eggplant and adjusted the other ingredients as I went (I'm not very good at following recipes...probably why I am a pretty awful baker!) I used a garlic marinara and a italian herb flavored panko. I'm not sure if the recipe mentioned this, but I sprayed them with an olive oil cooking spray before popping them in the oven, and I think that helped them crisp up a bit. Great recipe that I think would please even picky, anti-veggie people. Definitely worth trying!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2013
Grilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps
Good basic recipe. I boil the peppers for a couple minutes to make them slightly less spicy. I also do half cream cheese, half shredded cheddar. My husband isn't a huge cream cheese fan so I swap half of makes the filling taste like cheddar but still have a creamy texture. After I form the poppers I put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes. I find that freezing them helps the bacon crisp up without the filling melting out too quickly!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 8, 2013

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