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Home Town: Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have been cooking my whole life. I learned from my mom who is a wonderful cook and shared with me her love for cooking nutritious, wholesome, delicious food. I also had a great home-ec teacher in HS and took a 2 hour cooking class with her for my junior and senior year, she made cooking fun and interesting, while teaching us the science behind it. I'm happiest when I'm making delicious food for the people I love.
My favorite things to cook
I love to "cook" and I bake once in a while. I will cook anything. I love to make big dinners with a salad to start, main course, two or three side dishes and bread. I'm much more of a homemade, from scratch cook. I don't do much with "cream of" anything soup or mixes. I like to make healthier more nutrtious foods. I also love to make soups. I'll make a big batch on the weekend, freeze some for later, and leave a big bowl in the fridge for quick, on-the-go lunches or dinners. Casseroles are also some of my faves...I love a wonderful baked casserole, pasta dish, Mexican dish, etc. I am OBSESSED with appetizers, any family function I'm def bringing some apps, oh yeah, and a few side dishes, too!!!! LOL! I subscribe to Food Network Magazine, Bon Appetit, Cuisine At Home, Healthy Cooking, Everyday Food and Food and Wine Magazines. When my new issues come I'm so excited to plan the wonderful things I will make. I also have MANY cookbooks. I'm always cooking something new.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love the holidays with my family, my mom and I plan for months what we will make at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. I love cooking with my mom for our family.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Best Steak Marinade in Existence
Really good! Everyone loved it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2012
French Dip Sandwiches
AWESOME! Served with sauteed mushrooms, onions and bell peppers, swiss cheese, provolone cheese, pepperoncini peppers, aioli and au jus. Made it in the slow-cooker, cooked a 5 lb. roast on high for 7 hours. It could not have been better! Thanks for a delicious, crowd-pleasing recipe!!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2012
White Chili with Ground Turkey
I love this recipe. It is so good and anyone I serve it to asks for the recipe. My husband and I like really spicy so I up the Cayenne quite a bit and instead of green chiles I use jalapenos. I also add a couple cloves of fresh garlic. So good! Enjoy!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2012

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