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Mrs. Toast

Mrs. Toast
Home Town: Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA
Living In: Olympia, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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I'm a fat kid at heart!!
About this Cook
I'm 25 years old and recently married to a wonderful man and hearty eater! I grew up in the midwest but moved to the south when I was 17 and just recently moved to the west coast. I never realized just how different food can be from area to area! I love it!
My favorite things to cook
Anything that tastes good. I'm not much of a sweets person...more carbs for me. So I really enjoy cooking Italian and German (love meat & potatoes)food. I've been eating spicy food since I was a child so anything Mexican, Cajun, or Southwestern really hits the spot!
My favorite family cooking traditions
For christmas eve my mom always makes her homemade gingerbread cookies and eggnog. Then we sit around and decorate them together. On Thanksgiving, as long as I can remember, we always would get a little plate together and set it out on the back step or outside somewhere. It was just our way of showing our gratitude for everything that we had. In a sense a way of giving a little back to Mother Earth and her other inhabitants that made the meal possible. Also during the week, to make things interesting, my mom would give each of us four kids a day and we would get to choose what we wanted to have for supper. Usually we would choose foods from different ethnic backgrounds. If she didn't know how to make it, she found out and then showed us how. It really jumpstarted my love of cooking.
My cooking triumphs
I acquired this recipe in high school from a friend called White Chili. Over the years I've altered this recipe quite a bit and have found it to always be a hit! I've made large crockpots full to the brim and still found that it didn't last longer than three days! And that's with 3 people. I even caught a guest at my house warming up a bowl! Chili so good people steal it!!!!
My cooking tragedies
I was babysitting my younger siblings one weekend morning and was in charge of cooking breakfast. One of our favorites was Cornmeal Mush, a quick hot cereal that my mom makes. I decided to cheer up my siblings by making it green....but in my attempt to make things interesting I let the cornmeal lump up. I was left with a green lumpy mess. Needless to say...they refused to eat it and went with cereal instead.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas
4 stars b/c I did change a little. The pico is 5 though! Very good. I used pepper jack cheese b/c they didn't have the off brand of the other. I think I'll continue to use it b/c it made it a little spicier, which I love. I also seasoned my chicken while cooking it with cumin, chili powder, lime juice, paprika, and garlic powder and left out the onions since there is enough in the pico. Awesome Awesome Awesome! I love this! Put in oven for just a few minutes instead of flipping.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2008
Baked Potato Soup V
WONDERFUL!! Although this recipe was a bit of a hassle on the stove, it tasted marvelous. Next time I'll slow cook it b/c it was just soooo much food! It is a little on the thick side which I love but if you wanna thin it out use a couple less potatoes and sub. c. broth for some of the milk! I loved it the way it is! The only things I changed: I baked my potatoes and I sauteed white onions with the bacon. And I added more spices....including some rosemary, parsley,and basil...not too much! The green onions definately give this some color! Thanks soooo much. This is now the only potato soup recipe I'll use! First and last!!!!!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2008
Bev's Mac and Cheese
This recipe was very simple to make. I followed it exactly, except I made it on the stove. I was a little disappointed. It turned out chalky. I'm not sure if this was from the flour or the shredded cheddar. If I do make this again, I will definately use less flour and maybe velveeta instead.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2008
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