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Home Town: Severna Park, Maryland, USA
Living In: Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home Mom of 2 boys, ages 8 and 10 and a foster mom to newborns. My husband is "particular" about what he eats while I'll try anything! All 3 of them, though, love my Swedish pancakes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I like making cookies with my boys and sharing them with the neighbors. I also adore making soup! And I get great fulfillment making meals for families going through a tough time (illness, death, etc.)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My lineage is 100% Swedish, so I love Swedish food. Korv, Swedish pancakes, lutefisk, creamed beans. My husband jokes that I can take any food and drown it in a cream sauce --- to which I say, "and what's wrong with that?"
My cooking triumphs
Italian Wedding Soup. I never even heard of it till I moved to Western Pennsylvania 10 years ago, but now I make the best! I got the recipe from my dear Aunt Anne and it has since been published in a magazine and a cookbook.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to mention. I tend to try to "tweak" the recipes and more than once we've had to call out for pizza delivery while I dump all my hard work in the trash can.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Jordan Marsh Style Blueberry Muffins
I made this recipe as written except that I used raspberries, blueberries and diced fresh peaches for the fruit. My boys ate them up and my friend remarked, "You could sell these!!" Thanks for a rockin' recipe!!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2013
Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin
Congratulations, Melissa --- you've done the impossible!! You made the pickiest eater east of the Mississippi say, "That's the best pork loin I've ever had." I almost fell off my chair...!! Thank you!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2007
Colleen's Slow Cooker Jambalaya
My picky 6-yr-old took one look and said, "I'm not eating that!" But after one taste he was begging for more! My whole family enjoyed this recipe. The only thing I will change next time is I will add the diced chicken about half an hour before serving and the shrimp about 10 minutes before serving so they don't overcook and get tough. This recipe is a keeper!! Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2007

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