KIMMIE5474 Profile - (1690834)

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Home Town: Parkville, Maryland, USA
Living In: York, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Fishing, Music
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About this Cook
I am a SAHM of four children. They range from 13yrs old to 5 yrs. old. I love to cook and to bake because I stay home and work a part time job and we have a tight budget. So, I take that budget and stretch it to the max and beyond with cooking from scratch or the use of double coupons at my local grocery store. Actually I like the challenge believe it or not. I have been cooking now for about eight years but got serious propably four years ago. I worked at a fruit farm as a teenager in the bakery and the retail area too. So I learned alot about produce, fruit and baking that I use today. My kids say I am the best cook in the neighborhood and even say in the town too. That makes me very proud. One day I hope to come up with my own recipe and enter it into a contest and win. We'll see.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook foods that my family likes to eat. So really anything. I love to be challenged and try something new. But if I had to choose it would be dinner as to what I like to cook. But honestly it is always changing with me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies around the holidays. My Mom use to let me help her with the making of the dough and she would let me bake them most of the time. She would allow me to go through her cookbooks and pick out the recipes that I wanted to try. To this day I love cookie baking around the holidays with my children!!!
My cooking triumphs
I have to say making yeast rolls in the bread machine. I reviewed the recipe that I use on this site. To this day I bake those rolls almost twice a week. I never had luck with yeast breads. So that is why that is a triumph to me. I hope to one day make an awesome biscuit. I just can't seem to make a biscuit with shortening or yeast of any kind.
My cooking tragedies
My worse tragedy had to be my first Thanksgiving that my husband's family was over. I was making homemade pumpkin pies. Cooked my own squash and was making my own pie crust. Well by accident I used salt in place of the sugar measurement in the pie crusts. And lets just say you could tell!!! :0)
Recipe Reviews 29 reviews
Spinach Tomato Tortellini
Our family enjoyed this soup tremendously. I purchased the frozen (store brand) cheese tortellinis. I added to the recipe a pound of sweet italian loose sausage and one chopped onion. Sauteed both until browned and drained off fat. I then added a quart of canned tomatoes I canned myself instead of amount of diced tomatoes indicated in the recipe, and 2/3 of a bag of refrigerated spinach located with other salad kits. I used a cup a heavy cream and 1/2 cup of 2% milk. That was because I did not want to waste what was left in the heavy cream container. It turned out wonderful. I am anxious to make this again and have it in the fridge to eat during the week :)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2013
Best Lemonade Ever
I made this for my brother's birthday party. Everyone loved it. It was easy to make. Followed the recipe exactly. Will make again. I actually used frozen lemon juice sold under the Minute Maid brand which I found in the "frozen foods" aisle beside the fruit concentrate juices. I just let them thaw out and measured it out. I needed two containers of it. Thank you for the wonderful recipe. Will be making it again!!!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2007
Mom's Zucchini Bread
I have made three batches so far this week. It is awesome. So easy to make. I added an additional tsp. of cinnamon just because my family loves cinnamon so much. Freezes well too. The only suggestion to anyone making anything with zucchini is to make sure that you get as much water off of it before you use it. I shread it and let it sit for several hours and drain off the water. Thank you for an awesome recipe!!!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2007
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