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Home Town: Stockton, California, USA
Living In: Reno, Nevada, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am married - have been married for about 4 and a half years. No children, yet, but we are definately planning on having children in a few years. My husband is a grad student at University of Nevada Reno, and I work in the hospitality industry as a sales coordinator. Both my husband and I are involved in our church - he teaches sunday school, and I pretty much help wherever and whenever I can.
My favorite things to cook
Well, I've discovered I enjoy baking more than cooking. Especially breads, like banana bread or pumpkin bread. Cookies are fun, too. As for cooking, I like anything that doesn't take a lot of time or that doesn't have a laundry list of ingredients. I'm still really nervous about cooking for people other than my husband, though. For me, food is a pleasure, and I'm afraid that my guests won't take any pleasure from what I've served them. I know I shouldn't take it so personally...it's something I'm working on.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm not sure we have one. I remember waking up on Saturday mornings to a huge Mexican breakfast. My mom always made chorizo with egg, refried beans, homestyle fries ("papas"), and flour tortillas. I know it's not the healthiest thing in the world to eat, but I have great memories of those times. And, I used to love helping my mom make cookies...ok, mostly I would just sneak bites of raw cookie dough, but I still loved it!
My cooking triumphs
This past Christmas, I made Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Peanut Butter Fudge to take to my family's Christmas Eve dinner. Everyone gobbled up the Peanut Butter Fudge and they loved the bread. I was so happy everyone liked it.
My cooking tragedies
My boss is a vegetarian, and whenever we have employee celebrations, he can't eat the store-bought cake because of the eggs in the recipe. So, I attempted to make him an egg-less cake. It was the first time for me making a cake from scratch. It tasted fine, but looked horrible. He was gracious enough to take it home with him. He said his children ate it. So, I guess that's not so bad.
Recipe Reviews 44 reviews
Buttermilk Pie IV
I think I found a new favorite pie!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2011
Smooth and Creamy Peanut Butter Pie
Very peanut-buttery and rich! A little goes a long way...everyone raved about it at dinner. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2008
Pecan Pie V
I never thought Pecan Pie would be so easy to make! This was the first pie I've ever made, and it was amazing. Well recieved by all at Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2008

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