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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Illinois, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Grandmother's Pound Cake II
slow cooker berry cobbler
Slow cooker berry cobbler
About this Cook
I love cooking for my husband and family. To see them enjoying a meal i made gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling. I am an avid reader of romance, thrillers, and fiction books. I listen to music every day, my preferences are j-pop and k-pop. I'm not good at creating my own recipes, but can tweak when I need to. I also make a mean cookie. (Or so i've been told) :D
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE cake, so i make it frequently. I love to make japanese food, and just got into making mexican dishes. My favorite japanese dish to make is Katsudon Tonkatsu. I enjoy making simple dishes, but also like a good challenge to push me a bit.
My cooking triumphs
I was in the french club in high school and we had a holiday party. I offered to make a cake. I made a bouche de noel and it came out horribly the first time. I had just started baking then and didn't know what stiff egg whites were, so my cake was a flat dense mess. I tried again the next year, and it came out great! I had never felt so proud.
My cooking tragedies
My first bouche de noel, and a chicken soup i had made from scratch for my husband. It tasted awful! I still don't know what went wrong.
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
I made this without the topping since I don't like it on muffins, and they came out pretty tasty. I cut back the sugar to 1/2 cup, added mashed bananas, mixed some orange zest and juice with the blueberries, then sprinkled the tops with sugar before baking. Will definitely make again with different variations.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2013
Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
This was really tasty! The only change I made was adding some sauteed onions, celery and carrots. Will definitely make again. Delish!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 31, 2010
Campbell's Kitchen Chicken Broccoli Divan
This was delish! I only gave 4 stars since I changed the recipe a bit. Instead of boiling the chicken, I sauteed it in olive oil with onions and garlic. Also blanched and seasoned the broccoli (hubby doesn't like crunchy veggies). I put the chicken and broccoli in the pan first, put in some leftover white rice, and seasoned with pepper and a touch of salt. I thought 1 can of soup would be too dry, so i used 2 and upped the milk to 2/3 cup. I put on the cheese, then topped with panko bread crumbs (enough to cover the pan) and drizzled with butter. It was a huge success! The panko made the top super crunchy and delicious. Next time I will add a bit more cheese on top and mix the filling together, since the soup didn't reach the bottom in some spots. Definitely making this again!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2010
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