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Home Town: Southern, Vermont, USA
Living In: Way Up North!!!! Almost In Canada!, Vermont, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a mom of two elementary school aged boys. I am also wife to a wonderful husband. I work part time in an office. I love to be in the kitchen and I love feeding my family healthy and tasty foods! I also love to grow a vegetable garden in the summer, although here in Vermont, the growing season is kinda short. I love working out (to combat the weight gain from all the baking!), being outside, kayaking, fishing (we ice fish in the winter), and spending time with my boys!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake and experiment with baking recipes. I have mixed results with my recipe changes. The changes are usually to make the recipes healthier. I love healthy cooking and baking. I have also recently begun using my crockpot and I am loving it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cookies at Christmas! My mom and I always made tons. I am continuing with my sons as they love to help in the kitchen. Also my mom's homemade bread. I still can't recreate hers!
My cooking triumphs
Birthday cakes for my sons. They have each had a special cake for each birthday, all handmade. There has been a racetrack, train, rocket ship, teddy bear, Darth Vadar...I love doing it and the boys get so excited! My husband and I recently made our first ever homemade donuts. It is was my first success at frying anything and they were so yummy!
My cooking tragedies
I have trouble frying things! The house always ends up stinking and the product burned!
Recipe Reviews 68 reviews
Whole Wheat Beer Bread
This bread was so easy, so delicious and loved by the whole family! This recipe is a keeper! I followed the recipe exactly and the results were fantastic!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 5, 2012
Pineapple Zucchini Muffins
I scaled the recipe down to 16 servings and baked it in an 8x8 pan as a coffee cake. I added chopped walnuts and dried cranberries as well as subbing sour cream for the oil. An 8oz can of crushed pineapple seemed to fit the recipe so I used that as well. This was so moist and yummy! A wonderful breakfast!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2012
Zucchini Gingerbread
This was so delicious! I was looking for something other than regular zucchini bread and found this. I used a fat free vanilla yogurt, added raisins and used half whole wheat flour. This was so yummy toasted with cream cheese for breakfast. This is a keeper!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2012

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