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Misty Darnell

Misty Darnell
Home Town: Gurnee, Illinois, USA
Living In: Burlington, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Camo cupcakes
Christmas 2011, Go Pack Go!
Christmas sugar cookies
Christmas cupcakes
About this Cook
I am married to a FABULOUS man! He is my everything! I have a beautiful daughter who always makes me smile! I love being a mommy and a homemaker, yet years ago I would have never thought I would! I enjoy working out and taking walks with my daughter.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts!!! Who doesn't love cookies, brownies, cupcakes, fudge, breads and cakes...?!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always used to bake cookies for Santa, like many families. Now I am sharing that tradition with my daughter and we bake cookies on Christmas Eve.
My cooking triumphs
My husband loves meat, so when we switched to ground turkey because it was healthier, it was a hard transition for him. He loves it now, but I was having a hard time developing recipes. I always used cookbooks and the net to find recipes. One night, I decided that I have cooked so many things and watched so many cooking shows, that I could make something on my own. That was the nite "Mamma Mia Misty's Meatballs" were born. I get lots of requests for them!!
My cooking tragedies
I always get upset when something doesn't turn out how I expected, but I bake often for my husbands staff which they love. I had called him at work and the lady who answered the phone recognized my voice. She begged for some cookies, so I told her I would have my husband bring some in the next day. I made my awesome Monster Cookie batter. I baked 4 different batches and NONE of them turned out...I don't know what happened. It was sad to dump the rest in the trash! The staff was pretty dissappointed the next day!
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Spanish Rice Bake
I was looking for a new Spanish rice recipe and this one was very yummy! Like most people, I made changes based on what I had. I used one can of diced tomatoes and one can diced tomatoes with green chilies. I only used 1/4 cup of chili sauce since I knew the green chilies would add spice. Rice and I don't get along, so I always use instant! I cooked it ahead of time and added it in after I let the veggies and beef simmer. Oh, I also stirred in about a 1/4 cup of lite cream cheese before I put it in the baking dish and then topped it with a little lite sour cream when I served it. My 2 yr old ate it, if that tells you anything! Thanks for this easy and yummy recipe!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2012
Fresh Strawberry Sauce
This sauce is amazing!! I couldn't stop tasting it! I didn't have fresh strawberries, so I thawed 2 cups of frozen strawberries and it turned out perfect. I also omitted the 2 Tbsps of water since the frozen strawberries created enough juice once they thawed. Now, I wish my cheesecake had turned out just as a great, but it was my first time to bake one. I think I will try Chef John's recipe next time! :) Thanks for a super easy and yummy sauce recipe!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2012
Sloppy Joes II
Yummo!! Donate the canned sloppy joe's mix and make this! This was fast, easy and delicious! Reminded me of dinner as a kid. The only changes I made was used ground turkey, fresh minced garlic and add some worchestshire sauce. I did double the sauce because I like it really sloppy! Thank you for a wonderful recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2012
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