Sarah Profile - (18422789)

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Home Town: Plaistow, New Hampshire, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am 30 years old, and have been with my wonderful husband for 11 years. We have 4 happy sons who keep us on our toes at all times! I have been home-schooling our boys for the past year and a half, and it is the BEST, most rewarding thing I have ever done in my life. Of course, it can get stressfull, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy coming up with dishes that are my own "creation", but since finding this site, I am addicted to trying the other member's wonderful recipes. Since I am often busy with my boys, I do tend to cook a lot of meals that are quick and easy. Thankfully, my kids aren't all that picky, so I do try to incorporate a lot of fresh vegetables in my cooking. I absolutely LOVE my crockpot. I use it at least 3 times a week. I love hearty, stick-to-the-ribs comfort food the most.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother actually is a wonderful cook, but we don't have any "cooking traditions". I guess the closest thing to that would be just the fact that my mom and I enjoy trading recipes, and occasionally we get together and prepare large meals for our entire family.
My cooking triumphs
At Thanksgiving, we always have a large gathering of family (like most people do). A few Thanksgivings ago,I hosted it at my house for the first time. I prepared a HUGE meal that everyone enjoyed. It was a big undertaking for me, and everything was absolutely perfect. Since then, my mom, sister, and I share the holiday cooking.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't actually made anything that we couldn't eat, but there have been a few times where I went a little heavy on the salt! My husband never lets me forget it. He enjoys making fun of me when I bring home salt from the grocery store, saying something like "Oh, we were out of salt already?". I tend to give my husband a lot of dirty looks :)
Recipe Reviews 52 reviews
Jamie's Minestrone
My family and I LOVED this soup! I cut down the olive oil to 1 tablespoon. I also used all chicken broth for the liquid instead of half broth, half water. I served it with grilled Italian sausages (for those who wanted some meat with their meal) and garlic bread. Super healthy, hearty, and satisfying! :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2013
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
These were very tasty! I doubled the recipe to make 24 muffins. Subbed 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice for the cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. It was perfect! Also, I dusted the chocolate chips with a little bit of flour before mixing them in. This helps them stay suspended in the batter better, and not sink to the bottom of the muffins. Worked out great! :-)

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2012
Pumpkin Crumb Cake
Made this last night exactly as written, and it was DEVOURED by my sons within an hour. I had a little bit, and it was delicious! So easy to put together too....I'll be making this again, for sure! :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2012

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