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Home Town: Clinton, Iowa, USA
Living In: Stockholm, Stockholms, Sweden
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books
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Just Me
Drake & Reagan
Date Nut Loaf Cake
About this Cook
I am a married mother of 2 grown boys and 2 grandkids. I live in Sweden and they live in Iowa. I am handicapped, so now I have lots of time to play with cooking. I am having so much fun, even when things flop. :)
My favorite things to cook
I like healthy things with lots of whole grains and legumes and sweet potatoes. My husband gets tired of healthy so once in awhile I will make him a down home Iowa meal, meat, potatoes, gravy, the works. Then he tells me that I can stay. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I used to love holidays with my whole family back in Iowa and I would cook up a storm! Now we have few traditions with just us two, but anniversaries and holidays are always special, and usually a new recipe is tried.
My cooking triumphs
My first time cooking my husband's favorite dish (he is from Holland) haché with cooked red cabbage. He loved it and said it was better than his mothers. I did not believe him for a second, but it made me happy.
My cooking tragedies
Where do I begin? The one I remember the most is when I was a kid and tried to make filled cupcakes. They were so bad the dog would not eat them! I threw them away, and still have not tried them again... maybe someday.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Mango Chicken Piccata
I made this a few days ago, after my husband found a good deal on chicken breasts. It was absolutely delicious! There was nothing that I would change here. It was great with jasmine rice. My husband said "this chicken died for a good cause" :) Thank You greatfoodaddict!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 11, 2010
Chicken Soup with Adzuki Beans, Escarole, and Sweet Potato
This soup is delicious!! I made it per recipe, and it made LOTS of soup! With just the two of us we polished it off in 3 days. I plan on making this often. A lot of chopping, but well worth it! (especially because when I cook my hubby cleans) ;) A new favorite!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2009
Lentils and Rice with Fried Onions (Mujadarrah)
Although I saved this recipe a long time ago, I finally made it last night. I put cumin in the lentils, and cinnamon in the onions. I topped it with plain yogurt. It was delicious! A great winter warmer upper! :) Will make this again and again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2009
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