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Mer in the Kitchen

Mer in the Kitchen
Home Town: Troutdale, Oregon, USA
Living In: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Jo Jo's Favorite Banana Muffins
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Cinnamon Rolls
About this Cook
I have been learning a lot about cooking/baking since getting married in 2005. I enjoy trying new recipes and this site has been such a blessing. :0)
My favorite things to cook
To see what I'm cooking now, check out my food blog:
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love how my Nana cooks without recipes. I want to learn what works so well that I can navigate the kitchen without a cookbook. :0)
My cooking triumphs
Baking loaves of bread. Building a gingerbread house that I baked from scratch. Bringing chili to a potluck and getting asked for the recipe. :0)
My cooking tragedies
The "bread of fermentation," Tootsie roll pie (don't ask), lemon/chocolate sludge, burnt everything! :0P
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
This recipe ROCKS! I have made it twice already and love taking the left-overs for lunches. The shredded chicken makes it so hearty! And since most of the other ingredients are in cans, it is very simple to throw together before a busy day. Enjoy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009
BBQ Pork for Sandwiches
This recipe is bone-head simple and SO delicious! I made this for Christmas dinner (along with a beef brisket and cheesy potatoes - yum!). My brother walked in my house and said, "It smells like pulled pork!" and then proceeded to sit down and eat seconds, thirds, fourths of it until all platters were empty. He wasn't the only one to get a second helping, either. And my aunt has asked me for "my" recipe. :) Slight changes: I use bullion & water instead of canned broth - because that is what we have on hand. I used a pork shoulder instead of ribs because it was what I found, and very affordable. And since I have neither a dutch oven or iron skillet, I simply put the meat on a baking tray when it comes to the oven step. I've made this recipe twice already with excellent results. Try it for yourself, you won't be disappointed!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009
Busy Day Barbeque Brisket
The flavor was delicious, but the meat was dry. I cooked it in the slow cooker for 9 hours but when it was served it needed a sauce or something to moisten it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2009

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