COOKINMOMMY1 Profile - (1492593)

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Home Town: Fairfield, Ohio, USA
Living In: Mason, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have two small children and teach full-time, so my time in the kitchen is ME time. I cook to relax, unwind, and have some quiet time. I love to try new recipes and find myself perusing almost daily. Thanks to all those folks who've posted some of our family's favorites! I've tried literally hundreds of recipes from this site!
My favorite things to cook
Seafood, pasta, casseroles, Italian, Indian, marinades and sauces are all favorites of mine. I love to bake, but try to watch my carbs so I don't bake as often as I'd like to.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking and decorating cut-out cookies is one of my all-time favorites. I loved it as a child and love it as a mom!
My cooking triumphs
Making an entire Thanksgiving Day dinner for a large family group, usually recipes primarily from this site. Everyone said it was one of the best meals they'd ever eaten. I also pride myself on cooking with a lot of fresh produce I've grown and harvested myself. Nothing tastes better than homegrown!
My cooking tragedies
Nothing serious - I've put tons of ingredients in the crockpot then forgotten to turn it on, so when I return home at the end of the workday expecting the SMELL, I'm sorely disappointed as I have to throw out all the ruined food!
Recipe Reviews 73 reviews
It's Chili by George!!
This is DELICIOUS chili. I used a 2# chuck roast cubed and browned in place of the ground beef and used a couple of cans of diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers and some extra sauce in place of the juice - and a couple of tbls of tomato paste to thicken it a smidge. Cooked all day and served it at a family gathering with shredded cheddar on top and a corncake wedge on the side. Super tasty, very easy, and enjoyed by all. Thanks!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2011
Baby Back Ribs
So tender, so delicious! These were the best ribs I've ever made OR eaten. Made them for company and everyone raved. I followed the directions exactly, being careful to tightly wrap each portion in foil. Marinated for a few hours since that was all the time I had, then I baked them for 2.5 hours then finished with about 10 minutes with more sauce on the grill. Used Sweet Baby Ray's sauce and it was a meal fit for kings. Beautiful. Thank you!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 7, 2009
Mexican Rice II
I followed the recipe exactly, except that I substituted garlic powder for the garlic salt after reading reviews about the dish being salty. This was a good move as there was exactly the right amount of salt for us from the broth. The rice cooked up perfectly in about 40 minutes and had a beautiful texture. The flavor was VERY bland. If I make this again, I will definitely jazz it up with more cumin, some fresh garlic, some hot sauce and some minced peppers. My kids really liked the bland flavor but the only thing I liked about it was the texture.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2009

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