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Home Town: Arizona, USA
Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Mar. 23, 2010 7:09 am 
Updated: Mar. 23, 2010 6:34 pm
March 24, 1995 is the most special day of my entire life.  My daughter was born that day.  After a miserable (sorry, babygirl!) pregnancy, including morning sickness that continued through the first few months and into the last trimester, and preeclampsia which put me in the… MORE
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About this Cook
I live on the Nature Coast in Florida. It's kind of rural and very beautiful. Not at all like what most people think when they hear Florida...there's not a theme park for 100 miles.
My favorite things to cook
The simpler the better. My family doesn't like elaborate presentations or food they don't recognize. They like wholesome, well-prepared food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Teaching my daughter to cook and when she was able to make meals by herself. Seeing the pride and sense of accomplishment she has when it's eaten is joy beyond measure.
My cooking triumphs
The biggest triumph I have had must be when my father (visiting from out of state) told me that I cooked like his mother. She was Danish, and one of the best cooks I've ever known.
My cooking tragedies
Learning to cook on an electric stove! I had never had an electric stove until I moved to Florida and it took me forever to adjust to the fact that there is no such thing as simmer or low with electric. It's either hot or off. There were way too many tragedies to list, thank goodness I'm a quick learner.
Recipe Reviews 56 reviews
Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup
So easy and good. I don't usually review unless I've made the recipe as written but since I only changed one ingredient, I'll go ahead. We do not like black beans in my house, but I had dark red kidney beans so I used that. I am going to make this again, trying it with the cream of chicken soup. Also, the next time I buy a rotisserie chicken I'll be using the leftovers for this soup. Thanks for a keeper!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2012
Cranberry Orange Cookies
These are delicious! We love the combination of cranberry and orange. I will definitely make these again.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 23, 2012
Panzanella Salad
My husband and I really enjoyed this salad. I was gifted a loaf of homemade Italian bread. I didn't want any of it to go to waste so went looking for a recipe to use it up. I agree with another reviewer who said it is important to use the best quality ingredients. It makes all the difference. We will definitely be making this again!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 11, 2012

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