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love to cook!

love to cook!
Home Town: Warren, Ohio, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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barnyard cake
About this Cook
I decorate cakes for a living and then come home and cook awesome dinners! I love food. :)
My favorite things to cook
Fried chicken, quiche, spaghetti sauce
My favorite family cooking traditions
The only tradition we really had was making cookies around Christmas. My mom, brother and I would all get together and make a bunch of different kinds of cookies to take to the family gathering. When my brother and I were teenagers my mom let us do it alone one year and we made anatomically correct gingerbread men. LOL Those went on the adult table to say the least.
My cooking triumphs
I was making sauce one day for dinner when my boyfriend came home. He said he thought it smelled amazing when he walked in the building and then he discovered it was coming from his apartment! I think I got a nice necklace shortly after that... :)
My cooking tragedies
Oh, lots. I made so many mistakes when I was learning how to cook. I think the most embarrassing was the first time I tried to make ribs. I grossly underestimated how long it would take to cook them and ended up serving mostly raw ribs to company! I put them back in the oven while we ate side dishes and I ended up eating the ribs the next day. So embarrassing!
Recipe Reviews 53 reviews
Peppermint Bark
This was so easy! The only thing I changed was to use a whole bag of semi-sweet chips and a bag of white chocolate chips so that I could have more bark. It turned out great!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2010
Tropical Shrimp Spinach Salad
This was tasty! I did not add the banana chips, but everything else is the same. It made a great dinner on a hot day!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2010
Grilled Stuffed Swordfish
This was fantastic! The only thing I changed was to mix honey in with the greens instead of lemon juice - that added a nice little sweet taste. I used the marinade on some chicken breasts as well since not everyone will eat seafood and that turned out pretty tasty too!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2009
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