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Home Town: Ankeny, Iowa, USA
Living In: Lees Summit, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I never really cooked a whole lot until I moved in with my boyfriend that enjoys a home cooked meal. I have learned a lot in the past 5 years in just experimenting with different recipes, and being willing to try new things.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. I like to grill, because it's quick & easy---and easy clean-up.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My stepmom taught me how to make marinara sauce and meatballs from scratch. From there, I mix & match to make spaghetti, stuffed shells, & lasagna-- all are bigs hits. And, it's something that I can make a huge batch of & freeze the left overs for another meal or 2.
My cooking triumphs
After learning my stepmom's recipe for sauce & meat, I made lasagna completely from scratch, minus the noodles, without a recipe. I was so proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
I've always said I should have burned stuff from the beginning, that way I wouldn't be expected to cook so much! :O) I've had a few flops with my recipes, but it doesn't happen too often. Course, my boyfriend will eat about anything I make for him.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
California Cole Slaw
Average. Not overly thrilled with this recipe. It was pretty sweet tasting though.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2010
Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
This recipe was so easy to throw together. As I was making I thought there has got to be more to this, it's too easy!! The 3 kids I fed from ages 2-5 years old LOVED it and had seconds!! Plus, my hubby gobbled it up too!! Instead of boiling the chicken, I cut into bite size pieces and cooked in oil on the stovetop. This is a definite KEEPER!!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2010
Famous Pork Chops
Wonderful! I only needed 2 eggs for 6 chops. I breaded my chops with ritz crackers, black pepper, salt, garlic powder, parsley and onion powder that I mixed in my food processor. I seared the chops before placing in baking dish and used 1/4 stick of butter, if that. I baked 20 minutes and flipped, baked another 20 minutes and then broiled for about 3 minutes. Really, really good! This recipe is a keeper! I served with macaroni and cheese, asparagus and applesauce.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2009

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