Steph Profile - (1287140)

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Home Town: Clarion, Iowa, USA
Living In: Bridgewater, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mother of 4. My husband farms. I got my degree in culinary arts from college and have been interested in food for years. Even though I went to school for cooking, I'm always challenged to find something that my kids like to eat. They are my biggest critics.
My favorite things to cook
My family enjoys my italian dishes served with foccicia. I enjoy trying to make things from scratch, ie homemade tortilla shells, pasta, breads etc. lately I have been trying to find low cal, low fat dishes that still taste good. After the 4 kids I could stand to lose some lbs. But I want to still enjoy cooking. None of these frozen dinners for us.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Homemade spaghetti with meat sauce. This is the birthday meal all the kids ask for. If they have been extra good we will make our own pasta. We all enjoy homemade bread fresh out of the oven. For Christmas the kids take homemade cinnamon rolls for their teachers.
My cooking triumphs
Working hard and having the whole family enjoy a meal that I planned especially for them.
My cooking tragedies
I have plenty of them too many of them to submit. I think that is what makes you better, you learn what to do different next time.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Mom's Best Macaroni Salad
Good macaroni salad, just the recipe I was looking for! Wouldn't change a thing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2011
Caramel Bars
WOW! these are great bars. Very addicting, I made mine in a 9x9 pan and they were not too thick, don't know how they would be in a 9x13. Will try these again!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2011
Taco Seasoning I
This is my new standby for taco seasoning, I always have all the ingredients on hand, no added sodium like the packets of seasoning. I used crushed habanero peppers instead of the crushed red pepper flakes, was very spicy!! Overall the best taco seasoning you can make! Try it you won't be dissapointed.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2011
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