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Home Town: Plainville, Kansas, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Married mom with 2 boys (soon to be three) that works full time as a emergency department nurse and plus as head chef, housekeeper, landscaper, chief financial officer and planner for my family.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make cookies, pies and cakes the most. I am also quiet fond of my slow cooker as well.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our Christmas bake a thon we do every year.
My cooking triumphs
Making different/new foods that my kids will eat. It is hard to feed picky little boys.
My cooking tragedies
Any baking involving yeast.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch
It's not often a new recipe has my entire family wowed but this one did just that. I followed this recipe exactly as written except for using half the amount of butter called for and French onions instead of using bread crumbs - both because that's what I had on hand. I have slightly picky kids so I did chop the veggies up fine. My husband and kids absolutely loved this dish. I've made the canned soup version before and it didn't fly, this version is great! It's also easily customizable and you could add more veggies too. My hubby even reported the left overs were even better the second day. I'll will be adding this one into the rotation! It's delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2014
Garlic Chicken with Orzo Noodles
I made this two nights ago for dinner. I want to say I made it exactly as written but I would be lying. I followed the reviewers suggestions and added a can of diced tomatoes (along with the fresh spinach - this mom does what ever it takes to get her kids to eat their veggies!) and cooked the orzo in 2 cans of low sodium chicken broth, which I didn't drain because the orzo sucked all the broth right up. I also only had whole wheat orzo so that is what I used. I finished up the recipe as directed. The results? A very flavorful and deliciously healthy recipe that my entire family loved. My husband surprised me the most, he loved it and requested we have it again soon and he is not into healthy foods at all. I will probably continue to make it with those modifications because my family enjoys it and that is all I can ask! A really great base recipe though! :)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2013
Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin
I adore this recipe. I throw all the ingredients together (without any extra salt and I use low sodium soy sauce) in a bag and let it marinate all day long. Once I forgot about it and left it in the marinade for 3 days and even then it turned out fabulous. I cook it as directed but always check the internal temp. Sometimes I turn on the broiler and let the marinade really carmalize during the last few minutes of the cooking time. I haven't grilled it yet but I bet it is good that way too. It is so tender and juicy and the flavors are amazing. I pair this with oven roasted potatoes and veggies. It is always a easy meal that my entire family will eat.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2013

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