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Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
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Slow Cooker Fruit, Nuts, and Spice Oatmeal
Hello I'm Gina and I'm from Chicago
About this Cook
Nothing to brag about, but i am very poor, but I have learned to make the best out of what I have, which sometimes means inventing recipes out of nothing. Sometimes they're a great success and sometimes they're flops, lol.
My favorite things to cook
Roasts of many types..Beef, and Pork, One Pan dishes, and things that are simple.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't have any family traditions, most of the ones I grew up with I can't afford, but there are some simple recipes my father taught me that I still use today because they are cost efficient.
My cooking triumphs
as I have said before, making things out of nothing, lol. But I think the biggest triumph is when I do that, I am able to make them healthy meals which I see as a blessing.
My cooking tragedies
Keeping is simple, and with the leased amount of dishes to wash as I can, lol.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Mom's Au Gratin Potatoes
It was tasty, but just way too much butter. I'll probably cut that in half next time. I'd rather add more sour cream then all that butter. It was a great starting point, now I just have to tweak it a little

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2014
Hamburger Potato Casserole
This dish didn't come out well. The flavors were there...sorta...the potatoes were cooked, but there was a lot of liquid on the bottom and it wasn't milky, looked greasy, and the cheese became gummy as it cooled. I wasn't impressed at all. It certainly wouldn't win any awards of any kind. I honestly think this recipe would do better with a cheese sauce somehow instead of a condensed cream soup with some mushroom bits & pieces, maybe some broccoli pieces.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2013
Slow Cooker Fruit, Nuts, and Spice Oatmeal
There was a lot of flavor in this dish, however there was too many almonds for my taste, I think I will use less next time with maybe some crushed walnuts. I do think there should be some nutty flavor mixed it it. I didn't care for the slivers. The texture wasn't right for me. I also have to agree with another poster about adding the nuts later on cause they get cooked with the oatmeal. I also might do as one poster suggested and replace water with apple cider, that sounded scrumptious, but what I might do is use less of that though with more milk for creaminess. I also thought of adding maybe chopped up pineapple to the mix, and someone one time instead of apples to use peaches or pares, but wouldn't add the peaches until the end. It did come out mushy, so next time I will do as other posters did and try it on my Warm setting. Also mine was done hours before I got up, I could tell. I got to it in the 7th hour, and realized it was probably done 2 hours prior. Mine did burn as did many others. You can find a picture of my final result in the photo line up with the rest of the pictures.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2011

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