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Living In: Kingsville, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Average working mom. Very much enjoy cooking when I have time, but with baseball games, football games, wrestling, dance classes, baton lessions, etc. most dinners are quick/easy meals.
My favorite things to cook
In cold weather I love making soups and stews, I am always looking for new recipes to try. In hot weather, I like to try different type salads and new grilling ideas
My favorite family cooking traditions
Didn't really know I had one until the first really cold day we had this fall and my husband came home from work and asked if I had made chili. He was glad to see I had made a big pot of soup, but my response to him was, "you know I don't make chili til the first snow." So I guess this is my tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Christmas dinner last year (2007). It was the first year we had Christmas at our house with all family coming. I made the traditional favorites but also some new items for a variety, such as Green beans with bacon, and spinach salad.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
After trying several of the pumpkin seed recipes on this site, I combined a couple of them and we finally found our favorite. This one is the closest. The alterations I made are, omit the salt and use 2tsp of garlic salt instead. Omit the hot sauce and use 1/4 cup old bay seasoning instead. We cant wait to carve pumpkins each year to get the seeds. But I have used already roasted seeds bought at the store, coated them with this mixture and roasted them according to this recipe and they turn out just fine. With the alterations, we give this a 5 star rating.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2013
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
As is I give this recipe a 4 star rating, even though my husband doesnt like french toast and he raved about this. For me, it just lacked something. Here is what I did to make it a 5 star recipe...I only used 1 8oz block of cream cheese and sprinkled cinnamin/sugar on top of the top layer of bread cubes. Then for the egg mixture, I used the eggs as called for and instead of milk, I used 2 cups of vanilla flavored liq coffee creamer and omitted the vanilla extract. I also increased the maple syrup in the mixture to about 1/2 cup.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2012
Kielbasa and Cabbage
Fantastic recipe. Was looking for ways to use cabbage from the garden beside your typical coleslaw. Family loved this, I took some to my mom who immediately asked for the recipe so she could take it to a pot luck dinner that very evening. Thanks for offering this great recipe. I will definately be making it again.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2011

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