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Home Town: Lewiston, Idaho, USA
Living In: Blackfoot, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a workin' woman with a hungry husband at the end of the day, so I'm always on the look out for fast and easy meals. I occasionally even worry about how healthy things are! :) I love to stay inside on a Saturday and bake up a fresh batch of homemade bread and any other new goodies I've been dreaming of... I post a favorite recipe every week, as well as anything crafty I've been up to, on my blog: I'd love to have you to stop by and say hello!
My favorite things to cook
As much as I wish my creativity (and occassionally crazy appetite) would lead me in the direction of having hundreds of delcious, fast and easy meals up my sleeves to pull out and wow my husband every night, my real talent and mad cravings lie in desserts. I love them and can't seem to get enough. I have trouble waiting for one to be finished before making the next. I'm just starting to take an interest in cake decorating - we'll see what new disasters that can bring!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother has always made a delicious Thanksgiving feast. I loved and looked forward to it every year. Now that I have my own family, I'm the one responsible for preparing the feast. I'm so glad I was able to help my mom out and learn how to make all those delicious things!
My cooking triumphs
When I moved out of my parents' house and up to college, they moved 2500 miles across the country. Though I was able to fly to Michigan for Christmas, I was still left to fend for myself both for Thanksgiving and Easter. I managed to get invited to a friends house for Thanksgiving, but Easter I tackled on my own. I invited friends over, and made my very first turkey. I've heard it's the easiest thing to make, but I was so glad to have my dad on the phone to give me step by step instructions!
My cooking tragedies
A few months before my husband and I were married, I wanted to surprise him with some BBQ chicken I had found the recipe for on this website. I was so excited to make my own barbecue sauce and couldn't wait for him to get to my apartment to show him. The first taste I snagged was SO awful and bitter! I dumped everything I could think of into it, from brown sugar to applesauce. It turned out I had used white distilled vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar. My first time using vinegar, and the white was what my mom had left me when they moved. I had no idea there was a difference! We didn't eat the chicken, but he did say he'd never seen the kitchen sink drain so smoothly as it did after dumping the sauce down the disposal that night!
Recipe Reviews 54 reviews
Peanut Butter Cupcakes
So moist and absolutely delicious! I filled them with milk chocolate ganache and topped with chocolate buttercream. They taste like a cakey peanut butter cookie!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2011
Coconut Shrimp I
Ten stars! The only change I made was to use apple juice instead of beer in the batter. They were so delicious!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2011
Grandma's Gingersnap Cookies
These are wonderful. I love to make them small and put half of a large marshmallow on them (cut-side down) just as I pull them out of the oven. I cut the spices down just a tad to make a more mild flavor, and they were superb.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2011
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