BBGRAVES Profile - (18345241)

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Home Town: Laurel, Mississippi, USA
Living In: Herington, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm an army wife with 1 daughter and 4 step-children. I've been married for almost 5 years and its wonderful. I enjoy cooking (most of the time), watching tv, playing with my kids, reading, and doing laundry (especially when my clothes have mysterious stains and I have to figure out how to remove them... that's all the fun!!!).
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook southern dishes like chicken and dumplings, pot roast with gravy, cornbread (my husband's favorite), etc. I love to cook lasagna, fettucini alfredo, and any pasta that isn't too complicated. I love to bake for my kids also - cookies especially!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Going home for the holidays and helping my mother prepare dinner while she bakes the sweets.
My cooking triumphs
Biscuits!! My husband always tells me if I can make biscuits like his mamaw used to then I've accomplished something... after three years of trying I finally got it right!!
My cooking tragedies
Biscuits!! My first attempt at biscuits (well really my first 30 attempts) turned out awful. Either too hard and dry, too soft and crumbly, or just completely tasteless.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Grilled Shrimp Scampi
Great. Simple and delicious - my two favorite things. Have made many times and every time it turns out great.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2006
Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
I'm giving this 5 stars on the faith that I know this sauce would be excellent because the meatballs in the recipe were the best I've ever had. I was looking for a good meatball recipe and came across this one. I would have made the sauce but I didn't have all the ingredients on hand that I needed (so I had to use jar sauce). But these meatballs were amazing. They were so flavorful and juicy. I had so much pasta and sauce left but not a single meatball. Next time I will have to double the meatballs for my family.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2006
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Great delicious recipe. I hate boxed au gratin potatoes but these were delicious. And easy. Followed recipe exactly except did not cook the full hour and half because of time constraints - I cut the cook time by 30 minutes and I took the foil off and broiled for a few minutes until top was lightly browned and they tasted great. Thanks for the recipe.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2006

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