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Home Town: Casper, Wyoming, USA
Living In: Edmonds, Washington, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Italian, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Camping, Biking, Reading Books
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Walt and I at Christmas
Pusla and I
Blaze in a daze
About this Cook
I have been cooking since I was 8 years old, mostly desserts. I love to experiment, find a good recipe and then try to improve on it. Cooking is my way of relaxing. I have a busy work schedule so I try to find great recipes that take fresh ingredients and little time and have found tons of great unique dishes on this site. My more challenging meals are done on my days off.
My favorite things to cook
I love pasta dishes, but since I have been dieting,I have been making more dishes with lots of herbs and vergetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have Thanksgiving at our house every year and I have been doing a garlic rosemary turkey recipe from this site that is incredible! It smells heavenly and make the greatest gravy.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made Christmas dinner for my boyfriend's family, 20+ people, I decided to make prime rib. It was huge and barely fit in the oven. It turned out perfect, everything was done at the same time. It got rave reviews!
My cooking tragedies
Back when I was 8, I tried making my first pie. The crust called for lard and I didn't know what it was so I asked my 16 year old cousin. She said it was bacon grease. Yuk! It was the nastiest thing I ever saw, wouldn't roll out, was brown and smelly. That went straight to the trash!
Recipe Reviews 51 reviews
Mediterranean Kale
I've tried cooking kale before and it was tough and bitter. This is perfect!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 16, 2012
Shredded Brussels Sprouts
Yum! Super easy, really tasty! I didn't have any pine nuts so I used slivered almonds and it was great! This is getting saved in my recipe box for sure!!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2012
Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling and Lemon Butter Frosting
The cake had great flavor, but it was a bit dense. I may not have beat it long enough. It is definitely a do again, though.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2011

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