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Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Living In: Nevada, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Photography
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About this Cook
Married little under two years. Stay at home mom of an infant. I always enjoyed helping my mother and grandmothers in the kitchen, but never seemed to go from start to finish. Recently I have gotten into the kitchen and started trying new recipes. I like to plan what I make and also cook things with things I already store running for me. All I'm trying to do is put a descent meal on the table for my hubby.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make appetizers and bake goodies. I'm always searching for a "good" and "exciting" appetizer that no one has had before. I also like to try new things that I didn't grow up eating. Casseroles and one dish meals are often made because I'm only cooking for two.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year around Christmas time, my family gets together and we make Christmas treats. I remember those nights we would sit at the table and wrap homemade caramels and frost sugar cookies. Now that I have a family of my own, that is definitely one of the traditions I want to continue.
My cooking tragedies
I was 13yrs old and had to call my mom while babysitting to ask her how to make macaroni and cheese. I definitely overcame that day in my life, as mac and cheese is one of my favorites these days....and I make it from scratch.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Creamy Chicken and Rice
very good dish. i was searching for something a bit different than normal for my husband and i and came across this. i had all ingredients on hand, but altered the cooking a bit to fit my schedule. i thought it would be way too creamy, but to my surprise it was perfect. instead of all velveeta, i cut back on it and added a bit of colby jack. delicious!!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2009
Easy Lasagna I
as a first time lasagna maker, this turned out quite well for me. i did make a few changes after reading other reviews: i only used the cottage cheese (24oz) instead of the ricotta, added some italian seasoning to the hamburger, and used a vegetable pasta sauce with mushrooms. i did run out of the meat mixture, but wouldn't change that too much. all in all, it turned out fantabulous! i did add about 1/4 cup of water to the edges to give it a bit more liquid to help the noodles worked.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2009
Amazing Chicken
This recipe will definitely be made again in my house. Very simple and quick to prepare. I didn't have breadcrumbs on hand, so I used crushed corn flakes and added some Italian seasoning and some parm cheese. The combo was great. The chicken was very moist and tasted great. One problem...the bottom of my chicken was soggy. Maybe next time I won't use as much mayo/crumbs on the bottom side.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2008
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