Mother2Be Profile - (13263181)

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Home Town: Oregon, USA
Living In: Idaho, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Yummy in Tummy
My First Apple Pie: where it all began
About this Cook
I am currently finishing school with my husband and we are getting ready to have our first son! Yay! My husband is my BIG helper in the kitchen and together we've really gotten to enjoy some great recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I really like everything! I love finding new recipes, and unique food (Otherwise I find I can get bored.) I like to experiment, but I used to not be so successful at it. Getting better though. I really love making gourmet food, even though I rarely get the chance. Since I do a lot of design work, it's fun to make the food even look right for the occasion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I are in the current work of creating those traditions. As of right now, we have asian food sundays! YUMMY!!
My cooking triumphs
The apple pie in my main pic right now, symbolizes the beginnings of some of spectacular triumphs. I had never cooked until college (I honestly hated it!), but since the class I took I really find it enjoyable, creative, fun, and relaxing. I guess the best event was a Full High Noon Tea which I put on for family and friends before we moved east. It took hours to prepare and was absolutely gorgeous and incredible! I would do it again, in a heart beat.
My cooking tragedies
OH dear, this was the worst. It was when I was in middle school! Cheese popcorn soup.... need I say more. Needless to say, it didn't come out very tasty (that's putting it mildly).
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Very Chocolate Cookies
Epic! These are the absolute best cookies ever. You can make them just as listed, but here are some healthy alterations that won't detract from their flavor. Use whole wheat flour, cut 1/2 cup of sugar, use half brown and half white sugar, use dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder, sub applesauce for half of the margarine, and use olive oil or heart healthy margarine for the other half. I made all these alterations and everyone raved about them. No one knew any wiser that I had cut some of the sugars and fats! Definitely keeping this recipe forever.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 26, 2014
Three Bean Salad
Really good even with having to make substitutions (I didn't have any cider vinegar, so used red wine vinegar. Also no ground mustard so a tsp of honey mustard took it's place. And navy beans subbed for garbanzo)Everything still great!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2012
Fluffy French Toast
To be completely honest I didn't think this tasted much different. I couldn't get the batter completely clumpless from the flour either. I also took the suggestion of another reviewer and cooked it in Crisco. It worked ok, but the crisco heated faster and so I had to be really careful about it burning.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2010

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