Casey Vermeland Paris Profile - (18376881)

Casey Vermeland Paris

Casey Vermeland Paris
Home Town: Eagan, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Me and my little bottle-drinkin' Cowboy!
About this Cook
I have a busy house! As a nurse it's hard to plan out meals on the days I work 12 hour shifts at the hospital, but my husband is always willing to pick up and get it done! We've got four kids around to keep us busy, so kid-friendly and quick meals are easiest! I love to dabble more in depth over the weekends. I've started a fresh garden with the kids and we grow veggies & herbs. They love to play in the dirt and watch seeds take off and grow.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook things that my family loves. They love Mexican, Italian and good old comfort food. I have to sneak in some nutrition, but don't tell!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma is the best! She has published her own cookbooks and it's hard to fill such wonderful shoes, but she helps me try. Baking with grandma is always a highlight.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking a Thanksgiving feast for the first time for my in-laws without missing a beat was my first triumph several years back. Nothing like the pressure of the in-laws coming over to sample your food...
My cooking tragedies
I always seem to forget about the rolls in the oven when we serve them. I'm known for overly browned, crunchy rolls. OOPS! My husband is now in charge of all dinner bread!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Banana Sour Cream Bread
I made the recipe AS IS and it was perfection. I chopped the walnuts until they were very fine and that seemed to work best (less chunky). We ate ours with cinnamon butter and it was fantastic. This is my new 'go to' recipe. Holy YUM!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2013
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Fantastic! Easy and delicious. I did not change the recipe at all (don't have to, it's wonderful). Instead of soaking the seeds overnight, I decided to "quick brine" them. I boiled them in a brine solution (very salty water) for 10 mn, removed them from heat and let them sit in the hot water for another 10 mn. I patted them dry and immediately tossed them in the ingredients listed. I let it sit for about an hour (it soaks up the flavor better). Then I roasted them at 275 for an hour (to compensate for the moister seed). They were PERFECT. I'll be doing this every year.

49 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011
Deep South Fried Chicken
Easy and delicious. My only "constructive thought" is: I found the chicken needed more salt and seasoning, so I'll add more next time. Otherwise, it was better than any other recipe I've found so far for fried chicken.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 11, 2010
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