Naffle Profile - (1503818)

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Home Town: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Living In: Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a 30-ish (although I'll deny it) married Mom. I have 5 children and a Husband who is a lot like the 6th child. I'm the main chef in the house, because I enjoy it. If I left it up to my husband, we would have something slapped on the grill 365 days a year. Every Christmas season, I made between 13 and 20 different cookies and candies for the family and they look forward to it every year. There are a select few that keep in the recipe box, mainly because they are tried and true, but it's also because if I didn't make them, the family would revolt. I'm always looking for something new to make and test on the bottomless pits!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I just married into a Slovanian family, and the ladies of the family get together and make Poticia before Christmas. It's very time consuming and labor intensive, but I look forward to it every year.
My cooking triumphs
Hands down, the Poticia.
My cooking tragedies
Something I should have known.. I was making a champange cake for my daughter's 14th birthday at my MIL's house. I love her to death.. she can't bake. I didn't have shortening and didn't have enough time to pick some up. The MIL insisted I use margarine. "Just don't use salt, it will be fine." It was HORRIBLE!! I had to use margarine for the frosting too.. *hangs head in shame*
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Creme Brulee French Toast
I've been making this for years, and every birthday when my 5 kids get to choose what dinner they want, they always pick this. I've used Texas Toast and cut it into smaller pieces so it makes a bigger pan of goodies, and easier to eat.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2008
Cheesy Ranch Chex(R) Mix
It's not too bad, it quenches the savory fiend in me. I did a half and half mixture with pretzel sticks and twists. As suggested, mix it in a large paper bag, as the ranch tends not to mix very well with the cheese and you get clumps.

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2008
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
THIS is a recipe that I will covet! I've made a butterscotch version as well and those were inhaled. This is by far the best chocolate chip recipe I've made, and even my teenagers can make it. It's SO SIMPLE! I've made no changes to the recipe, it's great as it is. I always use an airbake sheet with parchment paper, and mine are perfect every time I make it. EVERY time..

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2008

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