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Home Town: Salem, Oregon, USA
Living In: Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Married mom of two boys, love spending lots of time with them, and enjoy cooking, but sometimes I really just need a quick and easy recipe that fills us up.
My favorite things to cook
I love baking. Sweets are my favorites to eat, so favorites to make too of course! I like my bread machine (when it doesn't collapse on me), but also love making cookies, cheesecakes, etc.
My cooking triumphs
Probably cheesecake got me going. I was intimidated about making it for the first time a few years ago, now it's a holiday tradition. I have a few tried and true recipes, but am always interested in finding other yummy cheesecake recipes too.
My cooking tragedies
Heh...several years ago, I was going to make homemade hummus for the Superbowl. I had dried beans, and was cooking them. Somewhere I read it could take several hours for them to cook, so I put them on the stove and went to church (I don't usually go either). I came back to a completely smoke filled house, nearly ruined my pot--took a LOT of scrubbing to get all the black off it, and it's still "different" than my other pots, plus that smoke smell in the house lasted for WEEKS. In my cooking experience since then, I still can't help but wonder whether the cemetary right next to our apartment may have played a role in that (I did have another haunting type experience before that, and many neighbors did as well). I've never come close to scorching beans like that in such a short time frame again.
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Blueberry Sauce
YUM! Excellent over a New York Cheesecake, waffles, ice cream, etc. YUM. YUM. YUM!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2011
Pumpkin Wheat Honey Muffins
Yummy! Left raisins & walnuts out, per personal preference. Plan to make another batch today (first batch yesterday) and use less oil. Would be delish using a flour blend I've used in the past: equal parts wheat flour, ground flax seeds and ground oats.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 1, 2011
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken II
Good stuff. Added a splash of white wine to deglaze the pan, then added about 1 1/2-1 3/4 cup water. Had to thicken up the sauce on the stove, but still worth it. Chicken nice and tender--loving my crockpot for that!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2009
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