BEPOSITIVE Profile - (18337825)

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Home Town: Moore, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Roasted Potatoes with Greens
Parmesan Puffs
Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze
Better Than Pumpkin (Butternut) Pie
About this Cook
I've really only started cooking on a consistant basis since I've been married. My mother, who is a wonderful cook, did the majority of the cooking when I lived at home. Since my husband is a Type I Diabetic, I have tried to find low carb, sugar-free and heart healthy recipes. Of course, I still crave comfort food, which is difficult to make health and maintain the flavor. I enjoy trying new recipes. Now I'd like to find healthy recipes that my 2 picky-eater grandsons will eat without a fuss.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy finding nutritious, tasty fun meals to cook. I like to take dishes to share at work, reunions, etc. The ones that get rave reviews become favorites in my book!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our only food traditions are hot dogs and lemonade for Independence Day and turkey with all the trimmings for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
I consider anything that looks and tastes good as a triumph. Thankfully, I've had many triumphs under that definition. I guess the biggest triumph at this point was my mother asking for one of MY recipes. ;)
My cooking tragedies
When I 1st got married, the stove in our house was in terrible condition. I didn't know at the time that the oven was running at least 25 degrees F above the setting selected. So needless to say, some of my 1st baked goods were less than great. They would be totally browned on the outside and still be gooey on the inside. Then more recently I was trying to bake some muffins for a sunday school brunch. I added a few extra ingredients to enhance the muffins a bit and in the process forgot to put the baking powder and baking soda in them. They were pretty solid muffins, indeed!
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Sausage and Cornbread Dressing
Made this today and it was very good. The fried apples were such a nice sweet surprise. I followed the recipe with the following exceptions: used sage sausage (not hot), omitted the rosemary (didn't have any) & cooked for 30 minutes (to avoid drying out). Otherwise, followed to the letter. All the "big kids" liked it and had extra helpings!! ;) Thanks for sharing Donna!!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2010
Black Bean and Corn Salad II
Just made this tonight and it was quite tasty! The lime really brightens the flavors. I didn't have the red bell pepper, but I didn't think it would have made much difference. Thanks for sharing this festive salad, Jen!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2010
Potato Soup Mix
This is not bad for potato flakes and powdered milk. I did not use the turmeric (did have any) or thyme. I did add dried chives, garlic powder and bacon bits and had 8 - 1/2 cup servings + a little extra. Thanks for a quick and tasty recipe!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2010

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