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Living In: Elk Grove, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Beth's Orange Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Easy Oreo Truffles
Easy Oreo Truffles
About this Cook
I am 28 and work for the state of California. My husband of 6 years, our baby girl Elizabeth and our three pugs make up our little family.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - especially anything of Beth's! The orange cookies & "Mrs. Sigg's" snickerdoodles are two of my favorites. However, my waist line doesn't approve of my baking so I try to make the meals I cook for myself and my husband as lean as possible.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother was (is) a terrible cook - and the saddest part is it is done intentionally. A standard meal at mom's is pan-fried chicken (seasoned with Pam...yummy yummy!) with a steamed green veggie of some kind and baguette. She is convinced that anything good tasting cannot be healthy. So I have taken more after my grandmother - who loved to cook and bake. She has been gone for over 10 years and we still talk about grandma's banana bread and chocolate fudge. I am now starting to create new "traditional" family foods with my husband - comfort foods that we like to cook together and love to eat.
My cooking triumphs
I made the Irish Cream Bundt Cake for an "international" potluck at my work and it VANISHED! Everyone kept raving about how good it was. Since then my friends at work frequently ask me to bake certain things - like the peanut butter cup cookies from this website.
My cooking tragedies
A couple of years ago I tried to make a cajun chicken pasta with my husband. I had never cooked with cajun seasoning before, and I am not sure why I didn't bother to look at what exactly is in it, but I poured in WAY too much of it. The recipe called for 2 tbsp and I put in more like 2/3 cup. It was way too salty to eat so we went to Taco Bell for dinner. =)
Recipe Reviews 85 reviews
Clone of a Cinnabon
I finally made bread!!! And these were incredible. I have always avoided bread because it is hard for me to get the bread to rise - I never get the liquid at the right temp. But this time I did it right and put the dough into a bowl in a closed oven with a boiled pot of hot water sitting next to it. Worked like a charm! The bread popped right up!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2012
Rempel Family Meatloaf
I am not a huge meatloaf fan, but my husband had been asking for it for dinner. Total comfort food. There was a lot of grease though, so next time I will take the suggestion of putting pieces of bread underneath to absorb some of it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2012
Beef Tips and Noodles
An easy, one-dish meal perfect for weeknights. Maybe next time I will throw in some more veggies. It did make my house stink to high heaven for about 24 hours (very onion-y).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2012
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