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Kelly H.

Kelly H.
Home Town: New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Living In: Molalla, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a wife to a wonderful husband and just became mother to an adorable little boy. I love to cook and create new dishes - and my husband loves that I love to cook. Neither of us are picky eaters, and we love a variety of foods so this website has been an inspiration and a lifesaver at times!
My favorite things to cook
I love pastas (probably just a little too much.) We cook a lot of chicken, LOTS of vegetables and probably visit Italian and Mexican dishes the most - but I'll try anything once (or more).
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up in New Zealand I have a lot of family recipes that I adore, Pavlova, Orange Slice, Trifle, things that use vegemite (yes, I said it)but my husband has roots in Mexico and so I love cooking Mexican dishes, even though he didn't grow up with them.
My cooking triumphs
I have mastered a creme brulee with my culinary torch. I make a spinach stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon that my husband swears could be sold in restaurants... and I have an amazing lasagna that always gets compliments. But really... I consider any great meal that we both enjoyed a triumph!
My cooking tragedies
Tapioca... I need heavier based saucepans because it ALWAYS burns no matter how much I stir.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Oregano-Lemon Chicken
I love this recipe. The flavor is great and it's SOOO easy! I modify it slightly, I use chicken tenders (they cook up quicker) and I cook it stove top rather than baking it. I also double the sauce, and serve it with rice which I also spoon the extra sauce over! Thanks for a great chicken recipe!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2012
Jamie's Minestrone
This soup was delicious!!! I made it with only a couple changes based on other reviews... I doubled the garlic, used 4 cups of chicken broth instead of water and added in an extra can of diced tomatoes along with the tomato sauce. My family LOVED it, my husband along with my 2 year old and 4 year old all went back for seconds!! Thanks for the great recipe, I'll definitely be using this one often!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2012
Tex-Mex Squash Bake
I thought this was a great recipe. I have an abundance of zucchini from my garden and this was a perfect way to use it up. I made it as written, except I forgot the garlic (will definitely include that next time), and I didn't have cilantro...but I served it up with fresh diced tomatoes on top after it was done cooking and my husband and two small children both loved it! Next time I'll add an extra jalapeno for a little more kick.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2012
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