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Living In: Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook but don't seem to have as much time as I would like to do so! I use my family as guinea pigs every chance I get. Hubby and I have been married for over 11 years and we have a wonderful almost 5 year old daughter. I really enjoy baking but mainly focus on new ideas for dinner when looking for recipes. I love to watch cooking shows on TV too and am often inspired to try new twists on old favorites.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, fish, dessert, potatoes and new sauces.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I could always count on Mom and Grandma for the best pot roasts with potatoes and carrots, steak and gravy, and fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy. You know, those comfort foods that filled the house with yummy smells. My Grandma is 93 years old now and you still cannot go to her house without being fed. She makes awesome desserts that are always available and the best potato rolls you will ever eat. Cooking for her has always been about making people happy and I guess that is why I love it so much.
My cooking triumphs
The mint brownies from this site are my father-in-law's all time favorite dessert. He is a man who will pour sugar on his pudding to sweeten it up! I have my grandparent's over to eat and my Grandma always says I am a terrific cook which is the highest praise I can imagine. My Mom loves my pastas and my hubby, who is no fan of veggies, likes when I try out recipes that have exotic sauces for the meat. I always love feeding the whole crowd while avoiding traditional recipes and having everyone ask me for the recipes to take home.
My cooking tragedies
I made an Elmo cake for my daughter's 2nd birthday that she loved and looked beautiful but tasted really awful thanks to the bitterness of the colored frosting. Everyone scraped off the icing and choked down a tiny piece after I worked on it until 3 AM. Most of my tragedies are about desserts as I prefer for them to look pretty and they rarely do!
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Easy Indian Butter Chicken
Just had this for dinner tonight. Made exactly as written and it was awesome! The only problem I had was that my sauce did not thicken but it was still delicious, I will just add the cream more slowly next time. Served it over basmati rice and even my picky 8 year old loved it. As an added bonus, my house smells divine. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2013
Black Magic Cake
I was looking up this recipe to fix for my daughter's birthday and could not believe I have never rated it! This is my favorite "go to" chocolate cake recipe. It always comes out moist, is super simple to make and has a very rich flavor. The coffee gives it just a hint of extra kick flavor-wise. I get great compliments on it every time I make it. If you want a simple but foolproof and impressive chocolate cake, you can't go wrong with this one! Thank so much for sharing!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011
Cracked Sugar Cookies I
By far the best sugar cookies ever! I followed the recipe exactly and these cookies came out so beautifully they looked ready for a photo shoot. Everyone loved them, I gave them out to neighbors and friends for holiday gifts. Sprinkle them while hot with a little colored sugar if you want it to stick! Love this recipe, thank you for sharing!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2011

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