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Kris from the Illinois Valley

Kris from the Illinois Valley
Home Town: Central Illinois, Illinois, USA
Living In: In The Middle Of A Cornfield, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
First and most important, I love to cook and bake. I am mainly of German background so both sides of my parent's families were big on cooking and baking.
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort meals like meatloaf, pastas, chicken dishes, and meat and potatoes. I love to bake cakes, cookies, pies, and fudge.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I use a lot of garlic and spices. I make things simple and easy like my Mom does, but still very flavorful.
My cooking triumphs
My meatloaf, my turkey and dressing, my cookies, my pies, and my cakes.
My cooking tragedies
Once I made a turkey and ham in the same oven for Christmas and the ham was overcooked and the turkey was WAY undercooked.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Swiss Chicken Casserole II
Delicious! I made it for Christmas dinner and doubled it...I made it just like the recipe states, didn't change a thing...All I can say is YUM!!!! Everyone loved it!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2009
Hamburgers and Ketchup Gravy
not sure what all the hype is on this one...I made it for my family and wasn't all that impressed, it was very rich...would rather make my mom's meatloaf recipe...

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Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2009
Easy Garlic Broiled Chicken
I made this tonight for my boyfriend and my 15 yr. old son. Boy did we all eat it up! I used 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, baked at 375 for 45 minutes basting and turning every 15 min. and then poured the juice out to save as a gravy and then broiled each side for like 3-5 minutes. Served it with wild rice. A new favorite at our house!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2009

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