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Michelle Ruzicka Rosenbush


Michelle Ruzicka Rosenbush
 
Home Town: Woodbury, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music
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We're starting her out early!!
About this Cook
I have been married to my wonderful husband since 2003 and we have a gorgeous baby girl who was born on her daddy's birthday in 2005. I enjoy cooking, I always have. I grew up in a single parent family and would try to help my Mom out as much as possible, since she worked so hard for us. My little sister is 9 years younger than I am, so it was mainly either myself, or my Mom who did the cooking. My husband and I enjoy camping and hiking on the North Shore of Lake Superior in the Spring and Fall. This year will be different, as we now have our daughter. I have 3 wonderful step children (ages 23,20,17) that I am so happy to be a part of their lives, and they apart of mine.
My favorite things to cook
Any type of meat and potatoes (for my husband who thinks no meal is a real meal unless it is meat and potatoes). Soups are good, especially here in Minnesota in the middle of winter. I'm not that into baking, probably since I don't have a lot of experience.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making cut-out Christmas cookies with my step children, I can't wait until my daughter is old enough to join in the fun. We all get involved in the baking, and the kids do the decorating. The cannot even fathom not doing this, even at the ages they are getting-by the way, the 17 year old is a boy!
My cooking triumphs
Finally being able to make a killer prime rib roast (thank you Chen from this site!). My husband is a meat and potato freak, so once I made this just before Christmas 2005 and it turned out great, we had it every weekend for 6 weeks straight! But, oh so good.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made my Grandma's fruit salad for Christmas dinner. I called for canned pineapple, which I couldn't find, so I used fresh. This is a jello based salad, the outcome was not good! It did not set up at all, it was more like jello soup. Oh yuck!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Chicken Gravy
This was great - did take advice from others and blended the corn starch with milk. Tasted great!! Thanks for the recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 5, 2010
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Oh my gosh! This was the best soup ever! My husband wants this again and again! I followed the directions exactly (I wanted to add a little cheese, but hubby said no). I thought it was perfect just the way it was! It was so good, that the next time we make it, I'll have to make a double batch to insure that everyone gets left overs the next day! I may try to add a sprinkle of cheese next time, but maybe not. Thank you so much!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 7, 2008
Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings
WOW, AWESOME! My husband and I made these the other night and were very pleased! My husband wasn't quite sure what to think of the flour, but he is one who doesn't like any breading on his wings. I believe that that is what did the trick to make the wings stay crispy. We lightly floured them, and put them in the fridge for the 90-min., deep fried them until just about done, then put them in a 350 degree oven for about 20-minutes while our other goodies were getting done. We simmered the sauce for about an hour total - perfectly WARM, not too hot (we used Red's). When we were ready to eat, we just drizzled the sauce to coat completely, but not drown them. They stayed perfectly crispy while we were eating. Thanks for the recipe, this is the ONLY way we will make them from now on, and that will be probably 1-2 times a week now that it is summer out!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 19, 2007
 
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