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Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith
Home Town: Camarillo, California, USA
Living In: Palm Coast, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a very happy newlywed and my husband likes to joke that he married me for my cooking - or at least that that sealed the deal. I love to cook and to bake. When I make something new that comes out great it's like creating art that everyone loves! I'm still adjusting to my new role as an "Army Wife" but I feel that my life is very blessed and I am very lucky to have such a brave and loving husband. We are also the proud parents of a fiesty Australian Cattle Dog named Dusti and I even enjoy making her homemade treats.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican dishes - particularly Enchiladas! Chicken Adobo, Salmon Patties, Roast and Pork Chops are a staple in my house.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year growing up my family made tamales at Christmas time. We always made so many that we'd have a freezer full all year round!
My cooking triumphs
The best dish I ever made was something I made up as I went with chicken, herbs, spices, and rice. Simple but flawless... my fiance raved that he would have paid a pretty penny for such a feast in a restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
One time when I had to make dinner for guests on last minute notice and was rushing I undercooked the fried chicken which turned out hot pink!
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Spicy Sweet Potato Soup
I've made this twice now and it doesn't disappoint! I skip the whole sour cream and tomato on top part and both times I've actually used sweet potatoes that had already been roasted in the oven. Next time I will double the recipe so there will be some for my freezer stash! Mmm!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2012
Garden Fresh Tomato Soup
So so so good! I followed the other reviewers advice and this was excellent. This was my first year growing tomatoes in the back yard so I was very excited to make this!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2012
Shepherd's Pie
This is a good base recipe, but like so many others I made a few changes to suit our tastes. I seasoned the ground beef as it was cooking with rosemary & thyme. I also used fresh baby carrots, a small onion, chopped celery and some mushrooms rather than canned veg (yuck). I mashed the potatoes with a little butter and milk and left out the butter on top. I baked for 25 min. then added shredded cheddar and baked until bubbly (about 5 min.). This was really good with my changes. My hubby and my daughter both liked it so we will have it again.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 4, 2012

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