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Living In: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love to eat, which was the driving force behind my interest in cooking. I am a full-time working mom of two young sons. My husband and I have a few differences in tastes (he doesn't like seafood or mushrooms - two of my FAVORITES!) but we've pushed each other to try new things. :)
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort food. There is nothing better than a roast chicken dinner! I also love to bake - everything from cakes to cookies to breads (sadly, I have yet to truly master a pie).
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in a family of great cooks, and my uncle is an accomplished chef in Denver. Food has been the center of my family for as long as I can remember. I love Christmas meals - egg strata for brunch, standing rib roast for dinner...and all the delicious cookies my sons and I make together.
My cooking triumphs
I do make a mean chocolate eggnog pie - the ONLY pie I can make well. My family loves it. I've submitted it but I don't think it's been made public yet.
My cooking tragedies
I put a pot roast in the oven with a glass lid on...I don't think I'll ever live it down.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
This was pretty good - not my favorite though. I did make some changes based on others' reviews. I used one can of milk, and used fontina and sharp cheddar. I topped this with chopped tomatoes and crumbled turkey bacon. It seems like there is something missing with the sauce's flavor.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2009
Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
I love them, my husband and kids love them, everyone who has tasted them loves them! So much better than oatmeal raisin cookies! They stay nice and soft and are better the day after you bake them. GREAT recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2009
Simple Turkey Chili
This chili is phenomenal! The whole family loved it. I took the advice of other reviewers and used 1 can of mashed kidney beans and 1 can of rinsed whole beans. I also substituted green pepper tobasco for the cayenne since that's what I had on hand. Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 21, 2009
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