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Home Town: Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Chocolate trifle for Christmas Eve
Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken
About this Cook
I'm 28 and have been cooking since I can remember. My dad taught me everything since my mom's idea of cooking is peeling an orange. I'm very comfortable in the kitchen but would like to branch out and try new methods. I had a baby in March 2008 so "quick and easy" recipes are starting to become more popular.
My favorite things to cook
Any pasta, chicken noodle soup, stir-fry, sauces, cookies, cakes, trifles
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've been cooking since I can remember. I've learned almost everything I know from my dad. He and my grandma are the chefs of the family. Most everything we cook is Italian. My mom doesn't do much cooking but she introduced me to trifles, which I now love to make. They're easy, versatile and beautiful.
My cooking triumphs
The day my husband told me my meatballs were better than his mom's.
My cooking tragedies
I was really excited about my new food processor and chopped up an onion. For some reason I had already put the pureed tomatoes in the pot and added the raw onions AFTER without sauteing them first. The sauce was SO oniony that I had to throw it away. I blame pregnancy brain ;)
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Anna's Amazing Easy Pleasy Meatballs over Buttered Noodles
Ridiculously easy. My husband and two-year-old son (and I!) loved it.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2010
So easy and they were the perfect consistency. Reminded me of my grandma's.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2009
Slow Cooker Reuben Dip
Delicious! Everyone loved it (especially the guys.) I added a little bit more thousand island. I will definitely be making this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2009
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