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Home Town: Okc Area, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Watertown, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Eating my favorite food~Mexican! Christmas 2008 at Ricky's in Moore, OK
About this Cook
I am SAHM Army wife-so I have lived all around the world. We have recently moved back to the USA after living in Japan for 6 years. I have 2 children. One will eat anything and one will almost nothing! I love to decorate my house and I spent all summer landscaping our yard. I am also my kid's #1 fan at all their sporting events!
My favorite things to cook
I am called the Casserole Queen in our house. I love the simplicity of casseroles. I am also trying to use my slow cooker more. I am from Oklahoma and we eat a lot of beef (I am from a stockyard town-that means super fresh and cheap beef!). I love anything with beef but I am trying to cook more with chicken and would LOVE to add more fish (so would my fish loving husband!). Using this great website, I have found 2 new chicken recipes that even my picky son loves! And, I love to bake. I live in Apple Country, so I have been baking with apples this fall. Again, I have found several incredible recipes at Allrecipes!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of the traditions (like many families) are centered around Christmas. I make a great breakfast casserole and rum cake. This year, we are going to make my mother-in-law's bon-bons. She passed away before I could learn to make her bon-bons. I can't wait to make this our family tradition.
My cooking triumphs
My once a month cooking class that I taught to Japanese housewives. It was great fun. The fun was trying new things (for them and sometimes me!), putting together themed menus and being with fun Japanese ladies. I can only thing of one real diaster (a tropical dessert that had a spicy element-thai chili sauce). The fun thing was finding great recipes and then hoping that I could get the ingredients needed at my commissary (military supermarket). I was not always successful and then I had to become creative! We cooked corned beef and soda bread, all American BBQ, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but the best for a autumn menu that used root and autumn vegetables. It was delicious! There were so many menus that is hard to remember them all.
My cooking tragedies
My husband lovingly calls it Poop pie. I tried to make a real from scratch pumpkin pie from fresh pumpkin. Did you realize that fresh pumpkin can be stringy and for some reason (once cooked) isn't orange. Hence the name Poop Pie.
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Southern Grits Casserole
Great recipe! I make it for dinner and my picky eater 14 year old eats 2 or 3 servings. My only change to the recipe is I use 8 eggs. The hubby loves it with lots of hot sauce!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2012
Green Bean Okazu
WOW!! It was so easy and good. My DH and I couldn't figure out where we knew the taste from and then it hit me.....YOSHINOYA!! If you have never had the pleasure of Yoshinoya Beef Bowl then you are missing it my friend. Anyway, I used about a 1 1/2 pound of beef (browned with garlic and black pepper), doubled the soy sauce and sugar (and still not enough liquid for us) and petite frozen green beans. DH says it needed thin sliced onions (didn't do it because my boy doesn't like them). It was so quick, easy and yummy...this will become part of my dinner rotation!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2012
Baked Slow Cooker Chicken
Too, too easy and tasty!! I added a few more seasonings than the recipe suggested...garlic, poulty seasoning, S&P and lemon herb (which next time I will add more!) I more celery stalks in the bottom and a little apple cider (that is what was open in the frig). Washed the bird, seasoned, put it in the slow cooker and walked away! It cooked for 6 hours on low/med. It did fall apart a bit, no big deal because I wasn't making a presentation. It was moist, tasty and too easy! I will be making this for all my recipes that call for cooked chicken.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2011

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