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Living In: Tampa, Florida, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Red Velvet Cake
About this Cook
I am a wife and mother of two children. I like to prepare healthy and nutritious meals for my family. I love to cook comfort foods in my crock pot and I enjoy making things I have never tried before.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook comfort foods in my crock pot and I enjoy making things I have never tried before. My family loves to eat and I enjoy making meals. My children and I love to make things from scratch. My six year old thinks that if brownies come out of the box, then they are not "real." :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My girls and I love to cook things for the family. I make things everyday and they love to rush in and crack the eggs and stir. We talk about lots of things while we cook and it is truly a time for me to teach them everything from math, science, and tradition. I feel like it is the time when we are making memories.
My cooking triumphs
Mashed potatoes, chocolate chip cookies, meatloaf, potato soup, eggs, pumpkin pies
My cooking tragedies
One time I made potato soup that I salted (I use lots of salt when I make mashed potatoes, so I thought good potato soup needs lots of salt, too) I was wrong. It was so salty, we threw it out and ordered in.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Slow Cooked Corned Beef for Sandwiches
I put it in the crock pot frozen. I only made one corned beef and I used one bottle of beer (on the wall.. in my head now) and I threw in a bunch of garlic and the seasoning packet and went to work. Hubby works from home and kept an eye on it. Started on high for about 4 hours, then turned it off about 3 hours later. I turned it back on to warm when I got home and served on bread for sandwiches with some Swiss cheese. Supreme-o. Was very salty on its own... I think that is the tendency of the meat. I froze the left overs for another time. GREAT recipe! TFP!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 20, 2010
Party Punch VI
I made this punch for a father/ daughter dance at my daughter's school. And it was so good. I pretty much tripled the recipe (3 gallons of fruit punch, 3 2-liters, and a 5 quart container of ice cream/ sherbet (found at Publix if you are in the southeast). I would put in a punch bowl- honestly- the ratios weren't perfect. When it would get low, I would just refill the bowl with punch, then the soda, and then the sherbert to keep it cold. The frothy, cold beverage was perfect for dancing girls and their dads and the color was a nice addition to our red and pink post- Valentine's Day dance. We had 150 ppl and it was enough punch (we also served soda and water) for the night. I filled a few cups at the end with the very last of it. It was literally good to the last drop. Thank you for this simple, perfect recipe. A crowd pleaser to say the least!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2010
Raspberry Fudge Brownies
I loved this recipe. I was making this for dessert for my family. I made the brownie part in a 9 inch round (in the oven- let it bake for 30 mins and pulled it out when the edges looked done- if you let it cook to long the brownies will be chewy) and it was cooling and then company came unexpectedly. Due to time constraints, I skipped the stove part (evaporated milk/ melt chocolate) and just mixed cream cheese (I used honey nut crm chz- the premixed kind for bagels and mixed that with whipped cream from the can and a full shot of Liqueur 43- a raspberry liqueur instead of jelly) I spread it on top of my 9" round upside down brownie circle on a plate and topped it with fresh strawberries and more mini chocolate chips. Wish I had taken a pic. So pretty. It was awesome. Nice to share with the M-I-L... she was impressed at my "whipped up" dessert and nice to have something made to share with company. The brownie was soft and the crm chz/ whipped cream was perfect. RICH. Serve with coffee! TFP!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2010

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