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Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Living In: Clonee, County Dublin, Ireland
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I have a BA in English Professional Writing and am currently trying to publish a few children's books. I am also working on a young adult novel. But aside from writing, I am a full-time mom. I love cooking for my family. Cooking is more of a hobby for me, and I love trying new things and learning new cooking techniques.
My favorite things to cook
Chili, French Food, Irish Food, and Mexican Food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has a very old chili recipe that I cherish. I would say that it is my gem of all dishes.
My cooking triumphs
Probably making omelets. I could never figure out how to keep it from falling apart and not letting it burn, but eventually I figured it out.
My cooking tragedies
There have been many, but I never give up on a recipe. My Achilles heel of cooking is my love of spices. Sometimes I add way too much.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup
This recipe really is easy and it tasted fantastic! I used the suggestion by others of just de-boning a rotersserie chicken and adding fresh garlic to the sauteed veggies. My 3 year old and 1 year old loved it (and that is rare indeed).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2010
Fresh Southern Peach Cobbler
Oh my goodness, best peach cobbler EVER! My only regret was that there wasnt more. I must double the recipe next time because every one wanted seconds but it was gone with the first serving! And boiling the peaches before hand to peel off skins was an excellent idea, thank you to all those who suggested it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2010
Sloppy Joes II
These were very good. We made them with half ketchup and half BBQ sauce as another member suggested. I will certainly be using this quick and easy recipe again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2010

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