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Home Town: Wisconsin, USA
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Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Biking, Music
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About this Cook
I grew up in a very non-traditional family by todays standards. My mother worked during while my dad stayed home to raise me and my older sister. He did all of the typical "woman's" work like cooking, gardening, cleaning, laundry. It was a very grass-roots upbringing - we raised chickens and rabbits for meat, and grew everything a Wisconsin climate allows. Just about anything we ate was made from sratch. We made bread every week, noodles were never from a box, and jelly jars came from the cellar with the previous year on the lid in permanent marker. Who needs video games when there are things to cook?
My favorite things to cook
Green beans - one of those foods my dad grew in the garden. We always grew too much and ate them 3-4 times a week, but somehow I never got sick of them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is nearly all German, so Christmas just isn't right without Pfeffernuse. I promise to upload the recipe one of these days!
My cooking triumphs
I made my husband(then he was just a boyfriend) a black-raspberry pie. I started out picking the berries just to munch on them, but got the idea to make a pie. Well it turned out to be WAY more work than I thought. I found a recipe in an Amish cookbook that my Dad had, which required over 4 cups of berries. Over two hours later (black-raspberries are little!), I made my Mom's awesome crust all by myself. I was nervous to try it, who knew what I could have messed up. But it was seriously AMAZING, and gone before the end of the night :)
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Slow Cooker Ham and Scalloped Potatoes
I hate giving bad recipe reviews, because I feel like taste is such a personal thing. However, this recipe did not work for us at all. The sauce completely broke. We ended up with a soupy mix, and it wasn't soupy in a good way. It didn't taste right either. I found it barely edible, and I'll eat anything! For the amount of work that it took to make the milk sauce, I really wanted it to work. I may have an issue with my crock pot getting too hot... since it worked for others (that still doesn't fix the taste issue)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2013
Easy Ham and Swiss Casserole
Great recipe! Ugh, I know I hate it when people rate recipes when they changed things, but I'm caving :) This recipe whips up really fast, and easy. I had leftover egg noddles from beef stroganoff the night before (somehow I always make too many noodles). I made a few substitutions for what I had on hand - milk for the white wine, cheddar for the swiss, and turkey ham for the ham. It came out sooooo good. I loved how the stuffing mix was a salty crunch, and the noodles were creamy. If you don't like salt, then make sure to use low sodium everything - ham, cream of mushroom, cheese, and stuffing all are typically pretty salty stuff. The only thing I would work on whem making again, is that it came out, well, soupy. Maybe less water, or let it bake longer? Despite the sloppy-ness of it, I am more than excited to eat it for leftovers today and tomorrow at work!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2012
Bella's Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
This recipe was OK - let me start by saying that this was our first time trying brussel sprouts and that I used frozen. I had gotten them cheap & from a store that doesn't normally carry them.. I thought "why not just try!". I sought out a recipe that had other ingredients that our family loves. The bacon, onion, and balsamic flavors were amazing. I cut down the balsamic to about half, because of what other reviewers had said. The only problem is that we simply don't like the bitter taste of brussel sprouts. I ate my usual serving size of veggies. My boyfriend had one bite. And our 3 year old had a few bites before deciding he didn't like it. I can't knock the recipe too much though, as I would loooove it for green beans. Just beware that it won't magically change veggies for ya.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2012

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