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Home Town: Des Plaines, Illinois, USA
Living In: Radcliff, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My names Liz and I love love LOVE to cook. I'm a proud Army wife and mother to one Tornado disguised as a little boy.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new recipes. Chicken is a favorite because it is so versatile and can be made to taste delicious using just about anything. Potatoes are my favorite food group so you can be sure they appear in many ways shapes and forms on our dinner table.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has some awesome old recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. Mainly southern recipes (which are oh-so-good). We always have the BEST stuffing/dressing at Thanksgiving made with chicken before stuffing it in the turkey. There is also an old recipe for fruit cake that is a big hit.
My cooking triumphs
I'm quickly becomeing known for my moms fruit pizza recipe. I am constantly asked to bring it to any BBQ or party we go to. Also...any time I make anything new and my hubby says 'This is good' more than once in a 30 second time frame I know its a hit!
My cooking tragedies
I like to think I'm a pretty good cook but we all have those times when we forget to turn on the timer...or forget an ingredient. For me it was when we were having my (now) in-laws over for dinner when I was a teenager. I was helping mom by making her home-made mac and cheese and put waaay too much water in the pot which consequently boiled over. So I took it off the heat and cleaned up the mess...then got sidetracked. And it was about 30 minutes before I remembered the noodles weren't done cooking! I put 'em back on real quickly...not knowing that they would turn to a MUSHY nasty mess! My mom wasn't too happy...and there was no mac and cheese that night.
Recipe Reviews 49 reviews
Baked Potato Soup V
I would love to give ths 5 stars, but I changed it slightly...I cooked the potatoes in chicken broth in my crock pot, then added the roux and milk, along with some bacon and green onion. It was the BEST potato soup I have ever made, or eaten. It tasted just like a steakhouse potato soup. This will be a staple this winter!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2010
Marinated Pork Tenderloin
I'd give this 5 stars except that I had to use apple juice instead of sherry. I'd LOVE to try it with the sherry! I don't normally keep it on hand however...I'm going to try this marinade tonight on pork chops and use my grill pan. I'll be using this marinade over and over and over!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2010
Slow Cooker Taco Soup
I'd say this is more like a chili than a soup, but it was still worth 5 stars. I followed a few reviewers suggestions and used beer instead of water, and instead of tomato sauce, I used a can of tomato soup. I also added some green onions while sauteing the meat. I'll be making this again for sure this winter!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2010
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