Kelly Profile - (183007780)

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Living In: Florida, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2014
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Hi there! My name is Kelly, and I live in Florida. I'm a stay-at-home mom of two young boys and a (late-in-life) college student. My major is Culinary Management. I LOVE to cook and bake and I hope to have my degree soon! My ultimate dream would be to own a bakery. Anyway, my husband and I have been together for 7 years and he's my best friend. I guess that's everything that strangers really want to know about someone, so...hope you enjoyed it! :D As for the cooking side of me, I'm okay. My mother never cooked when I was a child, and sit-down dinners were important to me when I started my own family, so I taught myself. I've been doing it about 5 years now and am getting better all the time. I'll make just about anything, but I am sticking to healthier/low-cal stuff, as I am on a strict diet (I've lost 50 lbs in under a year!). My husband and kids, however...well, that's another story. :)
My favorite things to cook
I like baking more than cooking, so my FAVORITE things to make are cakes, cookies, and danishes. But I also really enjoy making non-meat dishes, like casserole's and such. My husband does all the grilling (which we do a lot of) and loves it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Halloween, I bake orange and black cupcakes with "ghosts" or "headstones" on top (frosted and decorated half-pieces of Nutter Butters) and every Christmas, I bake those yummy peanut butter cookies with a Hershey Kiss in the middle.
My cooking triumphs
Hubby says everything I make is a triumph. :) We'll see...
My cooking tragedies
I once ruined a baked potato. ...Yeah...
Recipe Reviews 69 reviews
Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole
I made a few minor changes, but this was fabulous! Instead of using a French baguette, I just made some white bread in my breadmaker and cut it to about 1-inch thick pieces. Then, I used 8 eggs instead of 6 (tried 6 orginially, just wasn't enough) and I baked it for 50 minutes covered, then 7 more minutes uncovered. Best French toast I've had in AGES, maybe EVER!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2015
Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'
This was good. I mean, it was fairly boring, all of the flavor came from the bananas and nuts, but I guess that's how banana nut bread is supposed to be (so my husband says, I've never made this before). Although if I do make it again, I think I'll be making the changes according to the number 1 commenter. By the way, for anyone curious, 2 cups of banana is about 4 1/2 regular-sized bananas. I wish someone had posted that before I bought the ingredients for this, because as I said, I'd never made this before so I had no clue how much 2 cups of bananas was, so I just guessed and bought five. Glad I did!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2015
Lemon Cream Pasta with Chicken
I would give this dish 5 stars if I didn't think that it had WAY too much lemon. I love lemon, but it was just far too strong here. I followed this recipe exactly as it called for, but I think next time that I will severely cut down on cooking the chicken in it, only put a few tablespoons into the broth, and use 1/2 tsp, maybe even a 1/4, of zest to top it off. And I never could find any rotelle pasta anywhere, so I just used thin spaghetti. That worked fine. Otherwise, everything was fantastic!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2014
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