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Living In: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm married and have two sons. I enjoy being a stay-at-home mom. Yeah! I get to play house!
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, especially sweet stuff. Really, I like to try all sorts of new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I adore my dad's lasagna, chili, banana cream pie, cookies, buckeyes, etc. We are in the process of establishing our own cooking traditions, taking some recipes from each of our families.
My cooking triumphs
Overcoming my aversion to working with raw meat. I couldn't stand it!
My cooking tragedies
I was making a veggie ranch pizza. I am the type of cook who does not stray from what the recipe says. Anyhow, it called for tons of fresh vegetables and tons of ranch dressing. So I put all of it on the pizza. It ended up being a mound! We had a terrible time trying to get it on the pizza stone. Then, while it was baking, the ranch dressing started sliding off the pizza. Next to go were the cheese and veggies. It was a terrible mess. I felt so bad that I started to cry. We took a picture of the final mess so that we could laugh at it someday, and then went out for dinner.
Recipe Reviews 33 reviews
Mexican Rice
This is a great one-pot meal that's fairly simple to make. I changed the amount of spice in the recipe, because we don't like really spicy food. I cut the chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and black pepper in half, and it was still a bit spicy for my young kids. So...if you don't care for spicy food, you'll definitely want to tweak the spices.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2012
Maureen's Baked Beans
These beans were very good! We ate them with rice as a main course. The only modification I made was to put 1/3 the amount of chili powder called for, since I don't like spicy food. It was still very tasty.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2012
Slow Cooker Cranberry Roast
This was soooo easy to make and tasted great! I've never made gravy before, but this method was super-easy. We had ours with mashed potatoes, and it was really good. Even the kids kept asking for more. Thanks!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2012

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