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Living In: Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Creamy Potato Casserole
About this Cook
I am 29, married for 2.5 years, and I have 2 daughters. Olivia is 6, and Vanessa is 11 months. I got my diploma a year ago for medical transcription, however cannot get a job without 2 years of experience! Huge Bummer!! When my husband and I were dating, we agreed he would do the cooking, I would do the cleaning. Most of the time that is the way it is, however, I do have to do some cooking now and then, which is what brought me to this website. I still hate to cook, but have found this site to be very helpful! Thanks!
My favorite things to cook
Anything simple and quick. My husband loves beef, me and my daughter love chicken, so we do alot of experimenting with those two meats. I love pasta and mexican, but haven't done much cooking in those areas. I have saved a few recipes and plan on trying them soon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't really have any. My mom always did all the cooking. I never had to, and didn't have an interest, so unfortunately I didn't pick up any great recipes from her. I regret not being more involved back then.
My cooking triumphs
My husband is an excellent cook, and does most of the cooking. But one night I tried a stew recipe, but changed alot of ingredients to what I knew my family liked, and my husband loved it! I also took a basic potato soup recipe and added lots, which he couldn't get enough of. I make those two often, and there is never a complaint. Those would be my shining moments in the cooking department.
My cooking tragedies
I love angel food cake, thought I'd try making one. It comes from a box with all the directions, how simple, right? I used a bundt pan that was apparently too small, and it overflowed inside the oven and burnt. I haven't tried again since. I have many horrible cooking moments, I'm not very good and am always calling my husband at work with questions about things mentioned in cook books that I don't understand.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Southern Fried Chicken
Thank you for teaching me the proper way to cook chicken! I'm quite the cooker now, but about a year ago when I first tried this I was scared out of my mind. I didn't enjoy cooking, but needed to learn and this recipe made me realize that cooking isn't as hard as I thought it was. My daughters favorite meal is chicken legs and potatoes, and now I'm able to make it for her all the time.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2008
Army SOS Creamed Ground Beef
This is a great and simple meal. We always serve it on egg noodles. Favorite of the whole family.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2008
Cola Pot Roast II
For those who are worried about it being too sweet after reading some of these reviews, try using beer instead of cola. My family doesn't like the sweet taste of this recipe when made with cola, but if I use beer, no one stops eating! It's my 2 and 7 year old's favorite meal, and thats saying a lot since they are both very picky eaters. Also, some have mentioned the carrots not being tender enough. I cook this for 5 hours in my crockpot, and prior to putting it all in I boil the potatoes and baby carrots for just a short while to soften them up a bit. Just don't boil for too long or they will get mushy. Based on my family's tastes, this recipe with cola is 1 star, but 5 stars when made with beer!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 9, 2007

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