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Living In: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Mostly a stay-at-home mom to 2 boys and a little girl, but also a flight attendant. We all play hockey (what else is there to do in Alaska?). I am very lucky to have 3 wonderful men in my life, because I can join them doing all the things boys love to do...play in the mud and sports and also I have a job where I get to dress up and be a girlie girl too. I have always love to bake and found it very easy but, cooking well that was another story. I felt very intimidated by the idea of making meals. I do have to say in the beginning my husband and I ate out a lot or ate cereal for dinner, but always had great desserts. Now we hardly ever eat out. I started how watching "How to Boil Water" on the Food Network making some of the dishes and picking up tidbits until I felt I could start improvising on my own. Now, I can usually recreate our favorites at home to our likings, so we hardly go out to eat unless I am exhausted.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake almost anything. As for cooking, I love to BBQ anything (I am starting to think I am better than my husband, but don't tell him that ;-). I love cooking lasagna, gourmet salads, overnight French toast, asparagus quiche, salmon, and prime rib with gorgonzola sauce, death by chocolate and cherries jubilee.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up I loved making donuts on Sat. morning with my dad. I also love that my mom would make our fav. meal for our birthdays. I always make my husband a German chocolate cake with homemade frosting for his birthday. I enjoy sharing my love of cooking with my sons and getting them to enjoy cooking with me in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
After getting a serious case of food poisoning at the last family Thanksgiving dinner. I decided to host Thanksgiving dinner for 15 people even though I had never cooked a turkey before, let alone for that many people, during the middle of a remodel and new furniture being delivered as I was cooking. I thought if at least the family didn't get sick it would be a success. I think my mother-in-law was very stressed out until she arrived and saw how everything was prepared and the food tasted wonderful. Unfortunately I think that success just signed me up for Thanksgiving dinner for life....
My cooking tragedies
Homemade mac and cheese, very dull tasting, still working on getting that to taste better.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Caramel Apple Dip
Soooo good we can't stop licking the bowl and the party hasn't even started yet!!! Will use this as my staple for parties from now on. Soooo easy!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2008
Pumpkin Bar Icing
YUMMY!!! This is a great recipe!! SO perfect for....everything...I used it on my pumpkin bars. The guys at the fire station ate it up. I did add 1 tsp of maple syrup for some fall flavoring.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2008

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