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Nikki Stivers Boyce

Nikki Stivers Boyce
Home Town: Shelbyville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Jerseyville, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I am a 40 yr. old stay at home mom. I had my daughter in 2005. I met the man I love recently and his son. We are residing in Bethalto, IL and couldn't be happier
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook very old recipes. I am currently trying some found in a recipe book that was the chef in the white house during Abe Lincoln stay in presidency. Southern cooking is a passion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Nothing fat or sugar free that is for sure! Well am trying to watch the carbs/ and sugar now that Dan and I are diabetic, so am experimenting, changing the recipes I love into something more healty
My cooking triumphs
Cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal for over 60 people by myself... and did the clean up by myself too :-(
My cooking tragedies
First time I made gravy I used baking soda instead of corn starch
Recipe Reviews 23 reviews
Penne with Chicken and Asparagus
This is my second time making this. The first time I did it as is. It was great. Husband wished it had more "sauce" but he is the type of person who likes his food drowned. Second time I increased the broth added cream cheese and increased the cheese. I also didn't have as much chicken as I thought so I added a couple of links smoked sausages with the chicken. I also added some yellow summer squash. The smoked sausage adds soooo much flavor and I highly recommend adding it! I might also would like to add a side note. I grow my own asparagus so I do not have it fresh year around. I freeze most of it. Frozen asparagus works just as well, just cut the cooking time as freezing breaks down cells and it is already soft.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2015
Karen's Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
This recipe didn't work for me at all. The chicken fell apart to the point we renamed the dish "Pulled Mexican Chicken" Plus the meat was dry and the veggies were soggy even though I put them when it only had 45 minutes left, and it was way to soupy.. to the point it turned the tortillas soggy when we assembled them, Tried draining, but no luck. I never had dry meat, but I had to drain juice off.. I did like the idea of the salsa instead of water. Next time I think I will make fajitas the old fashioned way and use the slow cooker to keep them warm. The searing helps keeps the breast meat moist.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2014
Toscana Soup
First couple of times I made this as is. WONDERFUL! Third time I got more daring and made some changes, mostly because I had some stuff I wanted to et rid off. Cannellini beans really set this top! Zucchini is good in it too. I also browned some ground Italian sausage and added..MMMM.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 3, 2014

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