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Kim O

Kim O
Home Town: Sauk Village, Illinois, USA
Living In: Hobart, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Music
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Hailey's 3rd Birthday Cake
Maui 2006
About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home mom of a 2 little girls. I enjoy cooking and baking. I love experimenting and trying new recipes. I grew up in a houshold were we rotated a lot of the same meals and relied on convienience foods since both of my parents worked full time jobs. So it has been my goal to think outside of the box and to try new foods.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try and cook almost anything! I enjoy making lasagna, fried rice, egg rolls, stir-fry, just to name a few! I also enjoy baking brownies, cookies, quick breads, and cheesecakes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My vietnamese mom makes the best fried rice, egg rolls and stir fry! Whenever we would have company, this was always on the menu! I can remember her letting me help make the fried rice. A few years ago, my sister and I watched her cook those three items and made recipes for them and now I make them regularly.
My cooking triumphs
I make a great lasagna. I always double the recipe and freeze one. I would say learning how to cook my mom's signature Vietnamese meal has been a great triumph. I can now pass it on to my daughter when she's older. I'm not much of a cake decorator, but I made and decorated my daughter's princess birthday cake for her 3rd birthday. I surprised myself!
My cooking tragedies
Main course: Stuffed Peppers! The rice didn't cook enough, so it was a bit crunchy. My husband & I couldn't eat it! Dessert: Tiramisu! I think I soaked the ladyfingers in too much coffee. It was pretty mushy!
Recipe Reviews 159 reviews
Quick and Healthy Turkey Chili
Made with the intention of using as a freezer meal, but I couldn't resist eating a bowl for lunch! Used only 1 can of kidney beans and it was enough.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2014
Cajun Spice Mix
Next time I will decrease salt or omit it completely. Great on shrimp!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013
Best Steak Marinade in Existence
Marinated sirloin steak & pork loin chops. The marinade is excellent for pork! There's no need to put in a blender/processor. A whisk & bowl work just fine.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2012

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