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Home Town: Jericho, Vermont, USA
Living In: Mesa, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I didn't used to like to cook and once I had 3 small children, meals became generic (picky eaters) and the same few things all the time. As my kids turned into teenagers, they wanted more food and more variety so I research recipes to try new things and I'm having a blast! And those picky eaters have discovered lots of things they actually like!
My favorite things to cook
I really like making things from scratch and I've had a chocolate cake and frosting recipe for years that I have always used for my kids' birthdays. All the character cakes taste much better when made from scratch! I have discovered that that cake is really the only baking I like to do. I much prefer cooking homemade meals - creating and tweaking recipes.
My cooking triumphs
I started making lasagna several years ago with no recipe, it's actually a bit different every time, and friends started requesting that I bring my lasagna to pot lucks and other events. I knew I was doing good with it, but I knew I had really triumphed when my brother, who is very picky and said he only liked lasagna from a specific restaurant, tried mine for the first time recently and now won't get it at that restaurant anymore!!
My cooking tragedies
This has probably happened to everyone - not a total tragedy, but I was trying a complicated chicken recipe I found online. I spent a couple hours putting it together and it cooked all day in the slow cooker. It looked so pretty, but when we tasted it, we ALL thought it was horrible!!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Maritime Blueberry Buckle
Great recipe! Easy to make and the kids love it, especially with a little whipped cream on top. My daughter has made it herself a few times as well.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012
Super Fajita Marinade
I was looking for something to give some chicken a little kick for using on pizza and this is perfect. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
Love it! I tried it once with cheese tortellini and once with meat tortellini. My kids like it better with the meat tortellini. I also tried it once with some sweet sausage and some spicy sausage mixed. I loved it, but my kids thought it was a little too spicy so now I just stick with sweet sausage. I use a little less diced tomatoes because one of my kids don't like tomatoes, but no other tweaks for this recipe - it's great as is!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2012

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