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Home Town: Priest River, Idaho, USA
Living In: Spokane, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a single mama to a 7-year-old little girl. I am so lucky that I work at home and am able to stay at home with my daughter. I love being a mom and taking care of my house and being all domestic. Cooking and baking are my hobbies, but I also love to read, knit, and sew.
My favorite things to cook
I love comfort food. Since I am not good at making big meals with lots of side dishes and stuff, I'm all about meals that cook up all in one big pot. I love casseroles, one-dish meals, soups, and stews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I come from a long line of great cooks, but some of my favorites are the traditional German recipes handed down from my grandmother and great-grandmother.
My cooking triumphs
One Christmas I successfully baked eight cheesecakes to give away to my family and friends as gifts. It was a lot of work, but they all turned out great.
My cooking tragedies
So many. A few years ago I tried to pull off a well-intentioned but not very well-planned Mother's Day brunch for the women in my family. I had a really hard time timing things so they would all get done at the same time, so many of my dishes were cold by the time I got everything on the table, and my brunch was finally served more than two hours late.
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Corned Beef and Cabbage II
I have made this recipe every St. Patrick's day for years, and it is by far my family's favorite. I tried a different recipe last year and was terribly disappointed. I'm back to this one this year because I know it is the best! Thanks, Cindy!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2010
Fruit Dip II
My family has made this recipe for years. We use it as the frosting on a cranberry salad. Delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2008
Sweet Potato Casserole IV
So very, very good! The only changes I made was to add some cinnamon to both the sweet potato mixture and the topping, and I left out the pecans because I didn't have any. The whole family loved it, and the leftovers were great for breakfast the next morning!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2008

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