BSTARIA Profile - (1510326)

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Home Town: Fort Dodge, Iowa, USA
Living In: Chicagoland, Illinois, USA
Member Since: May 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Boating, Fishing, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to expose my family to new tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make anything Mexican, Italian or any sort of beef.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Once a week my kids have a designated day that they get to really cook in the kitchen. They dice, chop, mix, puree and display. Makes them proud and also shows them an understanding of the time that goes into cooking so they appreciate how lucky they are to have a dinner in front of them :: whether they like what's on their plate or not!
My cooking triumphs
I am amazed at how easy some pastries are to make. I called for pricing on elcaires and creme puffs and decided that I could save myself a bundle and made a beautiful 3-tier dessert display with amazing pastries. I had so many people ask for the vendors contact info and all I could do was smile!
My cooking tragedies
Everyone has flops :: it's how you learn in the kitchen. My worst was a flank steak that my kids affectionately called my FLAME steak because it was the smokiest mess in the house when dinner was done.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
Instead of nuts I sprinkled a crushed Heath Bar and served it with mini Nilla Wafers and chocolate graham crackers. It was gone in a flash. So yummy!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2012
Mom's Zucchini Bread
My family loved this sweet bread and raved about it even the next day! I halved this reciped because I was short on zuchinni. I tossed 2 T of vanilla Karo because unfortunately I realized late in the game I was out of vanilla extract but it worked great! Also added a half cup of chocolate chips for the and it was delish! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2012
Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing
Very yummy - thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2012

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