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Home Town: Mulberry, Florida, USA
Living In: Puyallup, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a 38 yr old mother of 3 gorgeous children ages 17, 8 and 19 months. I love to laugh and have a good time. I work parttime outside my home and I love spending time with my kids and husband.
My favorite things to cook
I am all about the comfort foods.. slow cooker recipes, delicious casseroles, heartwarming soups, I love making these things. I love it when my kids tell people their favorite food is something that I make as opposed to pizza or fast food. I feel so proud.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mothers Turkey and Stuffing that she makes at Thanksgiving. Her macaroni and cheese is awesome, and she makes this Buttermilk Pie that is amazing. My mom is an excellent cook as long as she doesnt try too many new tricks she saw on the Food Network lol.
My cooking triumphs
Well.. I think my best recipe that I make is Cottage Potatoes with Ham. The casserold dish is always scraped clean. Last Halloween my husband and I threw a Halloween Party for my 7 yr. old sons 2nd grade class and it was a huge success. I make punch w/ dry ice and floating eyeballs, I make witch finger cookies, a meatball worm, a Bug cake, plus some other ghoulish treats and it was a huge success. I was very proud.
My cooking tragedies
Last Halloween I attempted to make these meringue "Bones" for a Halloween Party I was throwing for my kids. I am not good with meringue, unless its SUPPOSED to be a liquid.
Recipe Reviews 26 reviews
Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
This is my families absolute favorite Mac & Cheese. My hubby is in charge of making this and there are never any leftovers. Tonight he has added seasoned ground beef and bacon to it so it is our entire dinner along with tossed salad and homemade dressing. I am sure it will be just as delicious with the additions.

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Reviewed On: May 4, 2014
Bow Tie Pasta with Sausage and Sweet Peppers
Loved this recipe. Only addition I made was some garlic and a little parmesan cheese on individual servings. My kids and hubby went back for seconds. Simple and deliciious!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013
Pad Thai
My hubby made this tonight. We tripled the sauce per the reviews and we didn't have any bean sprouts. We also used quick cook chinese noodles instead of rice noodles and put organic natural peanut butter in the sauce because we had no peanuts. We loved it. I am sure there are more complex pad thai recipes out there but this one was fairly simple and very delicious.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013

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