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Home Town: California, USA
Living In: Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a professional photographer in Indiana (I do weddings!) and am definitely into enjoying art and "flavor" in life. I also am very involved in my church (the Lord is very important)which is a great support to my family. Family is definitely number one which is why I want to ccok better; I view cooking meals as a way to serve my family.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican food because I'm good at it. I learned a few different authentic recipes from various hispanic people I've known and I can cook the best Chile Rellenos ever!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Sunday my husband makes what he calls "Special Breakfast" before we go to church. It's something the kids look forward to not only because of the great meal, but because breakfast is not a usual meal where people all eat together, but we make that a point!
My cooking triumphs
One of the most involved recipes I've ever made was Coq au Vin because it had a lot of steps and I'd never made it before. Luckily, I had a good recipe because it was the first thing I'd ever made for my husband and it came out great!
My cooking tragedies
My husband and I made a Thanksgiving dinner and the turkey got ruined because it was still frozen on the inside when we started cooking it. Then I came down with a terrible stomache flu during the same day, so my husband took over and whipped up the rest of the meal. Luckily, we were able to laugh about it.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie
I did not like how strong the banana was in this concoction. I doubled the rest of the ingredients in attempts to tone it down and it was still overpowering. I will try it again with no banana. Also, I felt it tasted much better after adding crushed ice and blending that in.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2012
Cabbage and Smoked Sausage Soup
Really good! I followed the recipe exact except for one thing. I only used half of a cabbage because a whole one would have been too much. The soup was not at all bland. You just need to put enough salt in, that's all. I could taste the complimentary seasoning of the bay leaf and thyme just fine. Great soup! Something different.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2011
Pigs in a Blanket
These are really good but the crescent rolls burn every time I make them. Maybe it's because I'm using crescent rolls instead of biscuits and I do omit the cheese.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 24, 2011

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