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Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Living In: Western, New York, USA
Member Since: May 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm married to a wonderful man and we have seven children!! Needless to say, our lives are busy but fun! And there sure are plenty of mouths to cook and bake for!
My favorite things to cook
I love baking from scratch! Cookies, cakes, brownies...I also love using my slow cooker and love making casseroles, although the hubby doesn't like casseroles too much.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Before I got married, my grandma taught me how to cook. We'd have my husband (then fiance) over to her house every Friday night where I'd prepared a meal from scratch. BOY, was he spoiled! He still is spoiled!
My cooking triumphs
I have tweaked a slow cooker beef barley soup recipe until it is distinctively my own. We have it weekly here (even in the summer), and the kids all love it!
My cooking tragedies
I've had plenty of tragedies from dumping everything on the floor in the midst of cooking to leaving ingredients out to using baking soda instead of baking powder. (YUK!)
Recipe Reviews 93 reviews
Chef John's Pumpkin Pie
This is the best, creamiest, most beautiful pumpkin pie ever. Try not to substitute the fresh nutmeg or five spice. Most big grocery stores have it in their Asian section and it is not expensive. As usual, Chef John's recipes do not disappoint!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2013
Caramel Macchiato Cheesecake
This is absolutely incredible! Definitely go with the espresso, a double shot is the perfect amount, just a touch over 1/4 cup. I had a pan of water on the bottom rack of my oven preheating left it in there. Only had one tiny crack, very impressive!! The caramel and whipped cream cinched it! Brilliant!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2009
Easy Raspberry Sorbet
This is so super tasty and so easy! If raspberries weren't so expensive, I'd make this every week! YUM!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2009
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