MEEMS13408 Profile - (1569021)

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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Grand Haven, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Music, Wine Tasting
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Chicken I grilled using the "Out of this World Turkey Brine"
Rosemary Scented Pork Loin
About this Cook
I LOVE to cook and try new things... I lean more towards gourmet cooking, although I found a new passion this summer: GRILLING! I was always too afraid to touch the grill (that was hubby's domain), but he's gladly turned the spatula over to me!
My favorite things to cook
I love to make ribs (everyone says they are the best!!) I also love cheesecake. There's definitely a sense of pride when you pull that perfect cheesecake out of the oven!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom was an excelent cook, she stayed true to her mom's recipes and had handed them down to me. They are staples in my repertoire.
My cooking triumphs
My first cheesecake. Nothing like diving right in...I baked a chocolate/white chocolate zebra striped cheesecake. It turned out perfectly!
My cooking tragedies
Oh...probably the dozen or so times I almost burned the kitchen down! I easily become distracted (it's hard not to with 2 little kids pulling on my pant leg). I told my husband that my next kitchen will have a door that locks! Kidding!
Recipe Reviews 47 reviews
Reuben Soup
This soup was good, but I felt like it was missing something...

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2011
Canned Apple Pie Filling
Very easy. I added vanilla, cloves and about a cup of orange juice (replacing 1 cup of water) to the syrup. It gives the pie a whole different taste... Reminds me of Christmas.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2011
Venison-Bacon White Chili
This chili is phenomenal! It tastes just like a chili I get from a local resturaunt that I love but I could never nail down exactly what was in it. I am going to try it with chicken instead of the venison and bacon this time.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 17, 2010

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