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Home Town: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Living In: Lacey, Washington, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Honeymoon in Maui
About this Cook
I am 37 years old Washingtonian and I love it. There is nothing like the smell of fresh rain. :)
My favorite things to cook
Everything. I love to try new things. Food is love.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stews and soup are a big thing in my family. The thicker the better. :)
My cooking triumphs
I try new things constantly, so everything that comes out well is a triumph in its own way.
My cooking tragedies
While living in Colorado I worked for an airline. We had a blizzard and I was stuck in the airport for 3 days. The first day, before I left my home, I had put a crockpot on low, cooking some chicken vegetable soup. Needless to say when I got back on the 3rd day the soup had been turned into mud. Leaving my house smelling great, and my tummy growling.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread
So good and so easy. If you have a stand mixer, use it and you will not have to knead the bread at all. I pressed the round down just slightly before baking to ensure it cooked through all the way. Definitely keep brushing on the buttermilk/butter periodically during cooking. It makes the crust come out nice and golden. Everyone loved it.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2014
Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
This was my first time making corned beef and it turned out great. I followed another users instructions and cooked it on high for an hour, turned it down to low for 3 hours, turned it back on high for 1 hour, then back to low for the remaining 3 hours. It came out perfect and so tender. Being from the Pacific Northwest, I like my veggies stew like (soft, but not mushy), so I cut my carrots up into huge 1/2 inch chunks and put them in right in the beginning. They came out perfect. I omitted the potatoes because I made colcannon (Diane's Colcannon) to go with this instead. I also substituted pear onions for the sliced onion in the recipe. Those should go in about half way through if you want to keep them closer to whole. I served it with Creamy Horseradish Garlic Spread from this site.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2014
Creamy Horseradish Garlic Spread
This was so nummy. I made it to go along with corned beef (Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage recipe) for my St Patrick's Day feast. Everyone loved it. I can't wait to put it on a french dip next.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2014
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