VICTORIAJ Profile - (1394762)

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Home Town: Saint Charles, Illinois, USA
Living In: Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to bake. I would love to become a pastry chef.
My favorite things to cook
Right now I keep it pretty simple. In the summer I use crock pot recipes a lot to keep the kitchen cool.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Now that my daughter is 4, our new tradition is to make cookies for Daddy. We spend an afternoon each month looking for a recipe, getting out the ingredients, measuring, mixing and baking. We also make pancakes on Sunday mornings.
My cooking triumphs
Having both my mom and mother-in-law tell me that I am a better cook than they are.
My cooking tragedies
When I was 12 we got our first microwave and my first recipe was meatloaf, folloing the oven directions :) It was meatROCK, and we were stuck trying to eat it. Another time (also when I was 12) I misread a recipe and put a cup of baking soda into a cake batter. Fortunately I discovered the mistake before it went into the oven.
Recipe Reviews 46 reviews
Sesame Green Beans
I used frozen green beans. My husband, who doesn't care for green beans, ate these up. Definitely will be making this again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 29, 2008
Simple Chicken Brine
Really good brine. Made my grilled chicken really moist and juicy without being overwhelming. NOTE: You cannot use table salt or it will be too salty. Thank you!

125 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2008
All-Purpose Rub for Meat
Everyone liked it, not one that made me go "WOW," but I'll be using again. Thanks!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 17, 2008

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