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About this Cook
Growing up both my parents loved cooking and now its in my blood! I'm a total foodie and my favorite thing to do is read cookbooks, food magazines and to walk the grocery store looking for ideas and new things to try.
My favorite things to cook
Its a toss up between BBQ ribs and the full on Thanksgiving turkey dinner.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Turkey dinners. The women in my family are so obsessed about turkey dinners that they cook them often throughout the year. Thanksgiving dinners are called "sundays" in our home!
My cooking tragedies
I tried to bake healthy thin mint cookies before. Total nightmare. The taste consisted of a toss between toothpaste and brownies.
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Flatlander Chili
I won a chili cook off with the recipe a few years ago! If you like spice add a chopped jalapeno for an additional kick. Thank you for this recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2014
Island-Style Fried Rice
This is one of my favorite recipes to cook anytime I have left over rice. The key to great fried rice is to use two or three day old rice! Whenever I use fresh rice for fried rice dishes it always seems to turn out so mushy. I think using old rice is best because it has dried out a bit while sitting in the fridge so when you cook it the rice remains in individual grains rather than lumping together. Also, I have never had SPAM before this dish and loved it! The saltiness from the SPAM and the sweetness from the pineapple really mesh well. Thank you for this recipe!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2014
The Best Potato Salad
This recipe reminds me of my mothers which I really miss. I loved this recipe... especially the banana peppers at the end. It gives it added texture and zing. I do use light ranch dressing... just to cut back on the fat a bit. You can't tell the difference.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 17, 2014
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