Ashley_Belle Profile - (18079980)

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Home Town: Gig Harbor, Washington, USA
Living In: Auburn, Washington, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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My hubby and me
About this Cook
I didn't learn much, if anything, about cooking growing up. My husband was really my inspiration. He is naturally good at cooking and it's also something he greatly enjoys. After watching him cook all the time for us the first few years we were married, I decided it was time to step up and start trying to impress him, as well as our two young children. It took me a while to get the hang of it, but I'm getting there.
My favorite things to cook
Anything in the crock pot! I love the way the smell fills the house and how flavorful things taste coming out of it after cooking together all day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking holiday treats with my mom and sister
My cooking triumphs
I consider anything that my kids ask for seconds on or gets an 'oh my gosh this is good' out of my husband from a triumph. I know I'm not a bad cook, but it's nice to know they really like something that I made
My cooking tragedies
Luckily at this time I don't have any
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue
I omitted brown sugar because I was already using a hickory and brown sugar bbq sauce, and didn't want it too sweet. It was perfect that way! For dinner we put the chicken on Hawaiian sweet rolls with some heated up french fried onions. So good! Following day we used the leftovers to make bbq chicken salads for lunch, which was also good

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2012
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
What a great way to use up left over ham! I pretty much followed the recipe exactly... only change is I added a bit more ham then what it called for. Not sure what I would do to make it 5 stars for me, but as is it was pretty good. My husband especially liked it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2011
Best Spanish Rice
This is my go to Spanish Rice recipe! I always add a little more onions then the recipe calls for, just because we like onions in my house. Also, I don't cook the onion first.... I throw them in at the same time I'm browning the rice. The first few times I made this recipe I did it with cooking the onions first, but by the time the rice was done browning the onions would be burnt. Otherwise the recipe is perfect as is!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 27, 2011

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