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Home Town: Hutchinson, Kansas, USA
Living In: Mission, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am newly married and love cooking for my husband. I have cooked for very large groups and now just for two. I love spending the weekends in the kitchen, much to the dismay of my new husband.
My favorite things to cook
Rice and beans (I lived in Mexico and Guatemala for almost 2 years), salsa, tostones, casseroles, bierocks, chocolate chip cookies, rolls and anything that makes my husband happy!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making "skinny pancakes"...a.k.a. swedish pancakes or crepes. My grandpa still makes this in his 80's for us when we visit and my mom always made them. Bierocks are also something that my mother used to make and I am trying to perfect them as well...they are budget friendly and so good! My husband and I's new tradition is quickly becoming to make traditional Mexican salsa...takes a lot of time in the kitchen but we love it!
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made the bierocks by myself...the first few were rough but after some practice, they looked great! I consider that a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
One day, I put a pot of black beans on the stove. A couple hours later when I started to comment on the smell and wonder who in our apartment complex was burning something my husband went to investigate. As soon as he walked by the kitchen, he said "umm...honey?" It all the sudden came to me, I cursed and ran to try to fix it. They were chargrilled beans.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
we LOVE this soup....its our favorite! i make it every time we have family or friends coming over and i dont have to prep as much when i get off work. i do add a can of black beans and a can of corn as well as use all chicken broth instead of water. i throw in a couple raw chicken leg quarters, set it for 8 hours on low and when i get home i shred it and let it cook until our company comes over. its DELICIOUS!!!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2010
Bacon and Potato Soup
this soup was so good! after reading the reviews, i was a little skeptical but wanted to give it a try. i followed the others advice and changed 1 c. of the broth to 1 c. of milk for the creamy factor, put in 1/2 tsp of the cayenne pepper, added a little more cheese and added broccoli for more veggies. i want to make it again tonite!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2009
Frozen Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls
this recipe is delicious! i followed the recipe to a "T" and i kept going back to the freezer for more! everytime i would go back, my husband would ask for one too. not having to worry about the egg is really the key here...i plan to make them again, smaller, and add them to a homemade ice cream recipe. i cant wait!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2008

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