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Living In: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Spinach Dip Wreath
Coconut Shrimp I
Crab Stuffed Flounder
Quick Brussels and Bacon
About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home mom to a 3 year old. I've been blessed with a family that is not picky, so I have the opportunity to try a lot of new recipes. I'm pretty good with basic cooking, but I still haven't quite gotten the hang of baking yet.
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much I said, we're not picky. My favorite method of cooking is grilling. My fiance and I have even been known to cook on the grill in the snow! I try to vary my weekly dinner menus by cooking different types of cuisine.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Besides basic holiday stuff, we don't really have any "traditions", but I did learn a lot about cooking just by watching my parents do it. I'm starting to get my son involved a little more in the cooking process, but it's tough right now, for safety reasons. I have a really small kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
My chili won second place in a cook-off! [strike]test[/strike]
My cooking tragedies
There have been quite a few, but this is still the most talked about(although it really wasn't MY fault)! Anyways, we decided to deep-fry a turkey, so I got online and looked at all kinds of tips, including the one where you put the turkey in the pot and fill w/ water to see how much oil to put in. Well, my fiance decided to fill the pot just a little higher than the mark I had made. Well, between that, and the fact that halfway through lowering the turkey, he dropped it right in the pot, we had a volcano of hot oil in our front yard(thank god I also read the tip to kill the flame before lowering the turkey)! I couldn't walk out of my front door for a week without smelling turkey!
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich
I've made this many times...if green tomatoes aren't in season, fried zucchini slices work great too!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2011
Easy Morning Glory Muffins
These are absolutely delicious. I did make a few changes based on other reviews and personal preference. I reduced the sugar to 1c., and used 1/2 white and 1/2 brown. I replaced 3/4 c. of the oil (I used canola) with pumpkin puree, and 1/2 of the cinnamon for pumpkin pie spice. I subbed cherry flavored Craisins for the raisins, because I just don't do raisins. I omitted the coconut, which probably would have been fabulous in these, but I'm trying to eat as little saturated fat as possible. With these changes, I don't feel so guilty for having already eaten 3 of these, they are that good!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2011
Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos
These were different but good. I really didn't see a reason to add water, so I didn't. I halved the soy sauce to cut down on sodium. Also, I just mixed the bean mixture w/ the sweet potatoes before filling.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2011
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