COLOBLONDY Profile - (18358894)

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Home Town: Aurora, Colorado, USA
Living In: Xenia, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom of a daughter in college, a son just beginning his junior year of high school and a beautiful 2 year old granddaughter who allows me to get "right" everything I think I did wrong ;-) with my kids. Every Monday evening I am the primary cook/ "sous" chef for a local recovery ministry in Xenia, Ohio. We serve 70-100 people each week and I do it all on a budget of $100 a week. The sheer joy of being able to adapt family favorite recipes and others to feed such a large group and have it taste amazing is such a great reward.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is notorious for being able to pull together an entire meal with odd ingredients from the pantry. I cannot tell you how often my family stares at the refrigerator and pantry and say "there's nothing to eat", 30 minutes later I can be serving up a full meal that would make daddy proud.
My cooking triumphs
My dear husband loves to brag about how I was able to serve dinner everyday for 90 days without a repeat, saving money, and have it taste better than anything we could eat out. I really need to do that again.
My cooking tragedies
Baking...let me say I hate baking. The only thing that I can really do well is boxed brownies and chocolate chip cookies. I recently tried to bake cupcake from scratch for my grandaughter's birthday and failed miserably. They were hard as rocks!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Loved it! I agree with other reveiwers that this was awesome with the ketchup and brown sugar combined and then poured over top before cooking.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 24, 2012
Pumpkin French Toast
AHMAZING! Just personalized it a bit based upon our own pumpkin pie recipes. I added 1/8 tsp ground cloves and 1/4 tsp nutmeg, increased the amount of pumpkin to 1 cup. My husband and son went crzy for this.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2010
White Bread II
I am always in search or good bread recipes for my bread machine. This definetely tops the list. I did not have any powdered milk so substituted 1 cup warmed milk for the water. I too used the honey in place of the sugar. Bread flour, or unbleached flour worked great. I placed the indgredients in my bread machine and let it go to work. This is one of those comfort foods. My son is home sick today and this is something he could easily eat with his homemade chicken soup.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2009
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