Shy422 Profile - (12741018)

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Home Town: Pittsfield, Illinois, USA
Living In: Clive, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Eggnog Cookies
About this Cook
I love to cook for myself as well as my friends and family. My husband has different tastes than I do, but that's the adventure of figuring out things that we both like.
My favorite things to cook
Anything that I love to eat. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making over 300 sugar cookies for Thanksgiving and then again for Christmas. We even decorate them all, and make them look awesome.
My cooking triumphs
Making my first ever herb pot roast, with cooked carrots and mashed potatoes. It was delicious!
My cooking tragedies
Making tequila-covered ribs on the grill was not a very smart thing to do...
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Red Beans and Rice
I had some red beans that needed to be used up, and I've heard a lot about beans and rice, so I thought I would give it a try. I forgot to soak the beans overnight, so I tried to quick soak them, but I didn't do it right. Oh well... I didn't have a ham hock, so I just left that out. I used smoked turkey sausage and it turned out great. The only thing that didn't work was the beans weren't as creamy as I would like, but I think if I soak them overnight and maybe cook them a bit longer, it'll turn out great. I'll definitely make this again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2014
Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch
I loved the idea of making this dish from scratch. It turned out amazing! I'm rating it a 4, however, mainly because I changed a few things because I thought the regular recipe looked a bit...bland. I mainly just added some dill, nutmeg, one chicken bullion cube, and crushed chili pepper flakes to the sauce. I also used butter-flavored crackers instead of bread crumbs to give it a little more flavor and bite. It turned out great. Next time I'll have to use a bit more cheese. I just eyeballed it, and it turned out a bit crunchy as opposed to cheesy. I might add some cheese to the sauce as well. Thank you for this recipe! I will make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2014
Pumpkin Smoothie
I cut it down to just one serving to fit in my Magic Bullet. I added a bit more brown sugar, as it didn't taste sweet enough the first time. Even after that it still needed something else. This definitely is a recipe that I'll tinker with until I get it to what I like. I also didn't freeze the pumpkin, rather I just added a few ice cubes.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2013
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