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Home Town: Grand Island, Nebraska, USA
Living In: Hastings, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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Nathan and I
About this Cook
I am a traditional freshman college student majoring in math education. At the college, I am the court clerk for the judicial board. I have a wonderful boyfriend whom I have been dating for over two years. He puts up with me during my cooking flops and hardships, and I am very happy/lucky to have him with me. Also, I work as a barista at Mountain Mudd Espresso. I love my job and encourage everyone to find an espresso bar and order something fun and delicious!
My favorite things to cook
Food. HAHA! Honestly, though, my favorite foods to cook include anythin easy and cost/figure-friendly. As you know, I am a college student, so I don't always have a lot of free time, get frustrated easily, am wanting to avoid the dreaded freshman fifteen, and am broke. I try very hard to reach all of my criteria in what I cook, but it can be quite difficult. If anyone has found the magical delicious recipe that fits ALL of my standards, please send me a message or something. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Some of my favorite family cooking memories are with my grandma, aunts, and mother. For my grandpa, we bake lots of peppernuts. These are small, round, licorice-tasting, hard, brown cookies. I dislike them quite a bit, but it is VERY funny (and frustrating) when we make them. The dough is extremely sticky and dry (and you have to keep it pretty dry) and so when we make them, all we do is complain and then end up laughing about it. Honestly, I've only helped make them just a few times, but it still makes me smile when I think of all those women (including myself) making those peppernuts just for one man. :)
My cooking triumphs
I used to work at Baskin-Robbins. When a customer wants "Happy Birthday" or something of that sort written on a cake, the employees are responsible for writing it. One time, a customer wanted something written on a cake but there was no writing room on the top surface. So, I had to write the phrase on the side. Difficult? Oh, yeah! Triumph? I think so! Required cooking skills? Not really, but I think I deserve some recognition :D
My cooking tragedies
Ohhhhh my...where do I start? Oh I know! When I was very young (maybe 8), I was home alone and tried to make my own cake recipe. So, I put some cocoa powder, milk, vanilla, water, and red food coloring together and cooked in in a small dish in the microwave. Once I tried it, I spit it right back out! It was HORRIBLE! I couldn't eat anything with dark red frosting for years. :(
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Sauteed Apples
Perfect recipe! I used Granny Smith apples and am excited to use a slightly sweeter apple source next time. The boyfriend raved about these! :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2010
Best Green Beans
This was great! I did change it a little. Because I ran out of garlic cloves, I used about an 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. I omitted the soy sauce and replaced it with salt and quite a bit of pepper. I used frozen green beans instead of canned French cut green beans for a higher nutritional value. I also omitted the mushrooms because I don't really like them. Otherwise, it was awesome served with French toast and baked apples. Made for a great, elegant breakfast!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2010

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