MONICA397 Profile - (18075633)

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Home Town: Marrero, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Bixby, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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Bug Bug
Me, my granddaughter, on my left, and my daughter on my right!
About this Cook
I am the mother of seven boys and two little girls. Their ages are 25-4 months. I've been married for 23 years. I recently finished a degree in early childhood development. Four of my sons are currently serving in the military. Three are soldiers and one is a marine.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking with fresh products verses processed. The natural the better. I like to know what I am eating. I am a scratch cooker from way back. I love cooking different foods while learning about the different cultures they come from.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love having my kids and/or their spouses all piled into my kitchen with everyone doing a different job. One cooking, one sauteing, one stirring. I just think it is more fun to have everyone involved.
My cooking triumphs
Years ago I was so intimidated by yeast breads and any kind of canning. Well, I had a good friend who walked me through my first canning session, which was homemade salsa, from then on I was hooked. I made myself try the yeast breads until I had that is the only kind of bread I feed my family. I make all of our bread from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
I am still yet to accomplish making pie crusts. I CAN NOT get this down!!!
Recipe Reviews 177 reviews
Chocolate Oatmeal Cake
Good tasting recipe. Easy to prepare and the results were yummy. My results tasted more like brownie than cake. Not complaining, just stating. Everyone still cobbled it up!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013
Honey Garlic Vinaigrette
This recipe is delicious made according to recipe but has so much potential. I love the flexibility this recipe allows for. Will add this to my list of delicious homemade dressings to keep on hand.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013
Creamy Frosting
The taste was great. The consistency was good but it did not sit at room temperature good. It became 'weepy' and started sliding off the cupcakes. I did like the taste but I needed it to 'sit' longer.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 23, 2012
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