kristen Profile - (13303129)

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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have been cooking for a while but still do not feel comfortable in the kitchen. It was fine to cook "on the fly" when it was just me but now with two kids and a husband I really need to (and want to) tackle coooking great, easy and healthy meals everyone likes!
My favorite things to cook
I make a killer turkey chili in the slow cooker and chicken dumpling soup (also in the slow cooker).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stuffed Cabbage, Hungerian noodles and cheese fondue are a few of the best family recipes we have. Otherwise since my mom worked evenings and my dad was not the most "creative" cook I was raised on all of the basics (i.e. hamperger and noodles, pork chops, tater tots, chicken kiev, etc.)
My cooking triumphs
I was a vegetarian for almost a year and I had a party which I decided every item on the menu would be vegetarian (6 dishes) and they all turned out awesome. The funny thing was that when I told the "meat eaters" there were no meat dishes they were not very happy at all! But once I convinced them to try it they were probably the most excited about how good the meals were and they even wanted the recipes!
My cooking tragedies
I can't think of any major ones at the moment--I think I just blocked them out:)
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Rosemary Ranch Chicken Kabobs
Chicken was very tender but could use more flavor.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2012
Caprese on a Stick
Excellent! Made for a party and was a huge hit!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2012
Mom's Zucchini Pancakes
Really good! Make sure you cook in a skillet (not on a griddle) with hot oil so they crisp up.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2012

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