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Home Town: South Haven, Michigan, USA
Living In: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Michelle's Blonde Chicken Chili
About this Cook
I've been cooking since I was a kid, picking up tips, tricks and general know-how from observing my mom and grandma. I'm a sucker for Southern cooking (biscuits and gravy!!) and Mexican food. I strive to maintain a healthy diet-- not easy with a boyfriend that doesn't like most veggies and looks at every meal and goes "What's in it?"--so I'm always looking for sneaky ways to up the nutritional value of meals, like shredding veggies into pasta sauce and using turkey instead of other meats. I also try to use natural, organic ingredients if and when possible.
My favorite things to cook
Surprises...breakfast in bed, baked goods and other pleasure foods. I work full time and go to school so I like things that are fairly fast/healthy/cheap...even better if it hits all three marks!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma's cinnamon rolls, biscuits, and I'm trying to tackle her stringy-meat burritos.
My cooking triumphs
I've made the Thanksgiving dinner--turkey and all--since I was 15. Never had any negative reviews!
My cooking tragedies
Just one, my first attempt at making a roux for homemade mac & cheese...no amount of stirring or cheese adding could help that :(
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Homemade Butter
Just made this, can't wait to make bread or something for it to go on tomorrow! 1 pint of cream made 12 tbsp. for me, and yielded about 1 1/2 c. buttermilk. First the cream roughly doubled in size (use a large bowl) then after about 5 minutes of beating reached about whipped cream type consistancy. It remained that way about another five minutes, then quickly went to cottage cheese looking and then super dense and flinging milk all around the bowl...when little splatters went on the counter and I thought the motor would go out on my hand mixer, I knew it was butter, lol. Next time I will have cheesecloth handy, as pushing it around with a spoon to squeeze out excess milk got old fast. Other than that, really really easy to do, and hopefully tastes awesome...but how could it not, it's butter!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 10, 2008
Kettle Corn
Soooooo good, and easy. I think I have a new snack, as I always have these ingredients on hand! I followed the 3-second method as suggested by others and used a pressure cooker pan as I wanted to ensure a lid that was tightly on since you need to shake it around. I used sea salt and next time I think I'll just use table salt and sparingly so, but that's just me. Thanks for making a treat I normally only get once a year so easy, and just as delicious!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2008
Mrs. Sigg's Snickerdoodles
I sub the shortening for an equal amount of butter and then bake at 375 for 9 minutes. These are always outstanding, my sister says they are the best snickerdoodles she's ever had. I sorta hate making them as I can feel myself getting fatter...one is NOT enough!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 9, 2008

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