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3monkeesmama


3monkeesmama
 
Home Town: Indio, California, USA
Living In: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm about to be 40, and excited about that. I have 3 teenagers, and a wonderful husband. I learned to cook because he made a deal with me, if I learned to cook he would do the dishes every time I made a meal. I went out and bought my 1st cookbook the next day and taught myself 1 recipe at a time. He kept his end up til the kids were old enough to help, now they all take turns and I haven't done dishes in over 16 years!!!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking everything! trying a new recipe is always fun, I always try something new on my days off, I love dishes that involve a lot of slicing ,dicing,chopping, and tossing in. I do it all by hand, it relaxes me and I feel a real sense of accomplishment when it turns out and my family really enjoys it. Getting ready for college, my oldest is only worried she'll starve to death cause the food available won't be as good as what she's used too!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Birthdays, Everyone gets to choose whatever they want for thier B-Day dinner. In or out, favorite dessert, whatever. My family would rather I prepare something than going out to a favorite restaurant. My stepmother started that tradition and I've carried it over to my family, they love it.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving dinner. Duplicating my grandmothers Christmas cookies. Watching my kids as toddlers dive in to a meal I prepared and not stopping to say"eeww, what is THAT?"
My cooking tragedies
Curried Pea Salad, Yuck!!!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Hatteras Style Clam Chowder
This was wonderful!! I use canned clams often and when I drain the juice, I freeze it for future use. this was the recipe I've been waiting for!!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2012
Maine Venison Stew
This was wonderful!! Will definitely make again. I make a seafood dip that has canned clams in it I always drain the liquid and freeze it for future use, this was the perfect recipe to use all that clam juice in my freezer, time to start collecting it again!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2012
Cheddar and Olive Balls
I followed this recipe and it was great, I used pimento stuffed and jalapeno stuffed olives. For my company Christmas party I added diced pepperoni to the pimento stuffed olive dough, and diced fresh jalapeno and diced pepperoni to the jalapeno olive dough, they were the biggest hit. Even those who don't care for olives gave them a try and were impressed!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2011
 
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