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Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Fresh Fruit Ice Cream in a Baggie
Creamy Split Pea Soup
Cooking with my kids
About this Cook
My husband used to love to do all the cooking, he was good at it too. After being married about 7 years he decided to give it up and leave it all up to me. Which I think is a good thing since we seem to eat more salads than when he did the cooking. I use a lot of Rachael Ray recipes, they're quick and easy; and America's Test Kitchen, they test their recipes 20 times to make sure the recipe is consistant every time.
My favorite things to cook
Beer Can Chicken, Lamb Chops, Fish Tacos
My favorite family cooking traditions
My kids love helping out whenever we make meatballs and meatloaf.
My cooking triumphs
My grandmother is good for recipes that include a little of this or that. She's not really one for exact measurements, so when I make a recipe of hers and it looks and tastes the same as when she makes it, I get really excited and I make sure I share the measurements I came up with with my sister.
My cooking tragedies
Over cooking spaghetti or burning biscuits.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Irish Soda Bread
This was the first time I have ever made Irish Soda Bread... It was a HUGE Success!!!! Super easy, super tasty!!!! My 4 year old gave it a thumbs up and asked for another slice!!!! The only change I made was 1 cup each: Regular Raisins, Golden Raisins & Craisins. This will be my first and only Irish Soda Bread recipe!!!!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2013
Turkey Taco Soup
Super YUMMY and Super EASY!!!! The only changes we made were skipping the chili pepper since my kids are picky about food being too spicy and we used a can of corn since it was on hand. We ate this with tortilla chips... What more needs to be said when your kids "gobble" it up!!!!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2013
Sloppy Joes II
I made this recipe for a "Fun Lunch" at my children's school. I adjusted the recipe to serve 120. It was perfect!!! Kids came back for seconds, some for thirds!!!! I even received an email from a father. He wanted the recipe because his two sons came home from school and couldn't stop talking about how good they were. I followed the recipe exactly. I chopped the onions & peppers in my food processor because I was cooking for a large group and I wanted them chopped really small for the little ones.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2012
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