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Home Town: Arlington, Washington, USA
Living In: Everett, Washington, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Blog...  3 posts
Aug. 30, 2009 12:13 pm 
Updated: Aug. 30, 2009 11:37 pm
I could not be prouder of myself if I tried..I MADE JELLY!!!!! Now no laughing please, it may be a small step, but it is one more thing I get to check off my food adventure list!!! I have you fellow canners out there to thank, because I wouldn't have attempted to can anything before I read your… MORE
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BBQ Salmon W/ Skinny Alfredo Pasta
My Topsy Turvy Romas
My Youngest & His Cousin
Doug's First French Bread
About this Cook
I have worked in restaurants (including running my own) my whole life. I LOVE to cook. My husband and I own our own construction company which keeps us very busy. But we always sit down to dinner with our three boys. Eating together we think is very important. My dream is to open up my own Bed and Breakfast when I decide to semi retire. :-)
My favorite things to cook
My husband is a picky eater, so I'm always excited when I can "sneak" an unfamiliar food on him and he enjoys it! I love to cook down-home family favorites, as well as experimenting with new recipes and creating my own. I LOVE pasta and I'm always looking for new ways to serve it. I just recently developed a love of Thai food as well, and am learning to cook it at home!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have always cherished cooking with my mother and grandmother. Both are wonderful cooks who have taught me a lot. The kitchen has always been the heart of our home. Because the time in the kitchen with my grandmother and mother mean so much to me, I'm teaching my own children how to cook. I've discovered that my kids will try new things if they helped to make it! We all like to sit down together and thumb through my cookbook collection picking out recipes to try. We also enjoy watching the food network as a family.
My cooking triumphs
As funny as it may sound, I have never been able to cook rice well. I have been given numerous ways of preparing it, but could never seem to get the hang of it. I finally broke down and bought myself an electric rice cooker. WOW! It seems that I couldn't screw up rice now if I tried....now if I had only known about that wonderful invention sooner!!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
My first attempt at making homemade bread was terrible. I had made "quick" breads hundreds of times but never made anything with yeast. I was terrified! And rightfully so! Even though I never did figure out what I did wrong, my bread was the hardest thing known to man. Thankfully I've improved greatly over the years. ;-)
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Big Al's K.C. Bar-B-Q Sauce
I have been using this recipe for a while now. I can it in BIG batches. It is not as thick as commercial sauces and that is just fine with me, as it makes a wonderful glaze on everything from chicken to meatloaf. I have played around with the ingredients and long story short...don't mess with a good thing. It's perfect as is. :-)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 22, 2010
Sunshine Chicken
Fantastic!!! I never review a recipe if I have changed it, since it doesn't seem fair. But I did this time due to lack of ingredients (surprising I know with such a short list of ingredients). I didn't have enough corn syrup so I added honey until I had enough. I was also short on ketchup, so I added chili sauce until I had enough. WOW!!! I did add a little onion powder and black pepper for some kick, but it would've been fine without them I'm sure. I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, but we all agree that the sauce would ROCK on anything pork!!! Just be sure to thicken the sauce if you want to spoon any over the meat. My sauce was a tad runny but it may have been my fault. What a great, inexpensive recipe!! Keep em coming!!!

35 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2008
Creamy Summer Crab Dip
Thanks to all of you who like my recipe! I have a NEW twist on this for all of you watching your figure. I replaced the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo with both "light" versions and "fat free" versions. Both were equally good. No one seemed to notice. Fat free mayo however tends to be a tad sweeter. :-) Happy cooking!!!

20 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2007
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