SHELTON463 Profile - (1854313)

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Living In: Wyandotte, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I love to cook and try new recipes. My mother in law also has me addicted to collecting cookbooks!
My favorite things to cook
I especially love to bake, especially cakes & cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Definitely Christmas cookie baking....a tradition that started with my grandmothers when I was about 8 years old. Ever since I was about 12 years old, I've been known as the baker in the family. My family definitely looks forward to Christmas cookie time! Each year I try to make at least one new cookie recipe to keep things interesting.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say my first attempt at Thanksgiving dinner was an absolute success and I was quite proud of myself!
My cooking tragedies
Once when I tried to make a lowfat recipe for Beef was HORRIBLE! My husband and I still giggle about that one, but he is most understanding about being my guinea pig for new recipes.
Recipe Reviews 85 reviews
Broccoli and Ramen Noodle Salad
My husband loves this stuff & asks for it all the time. Instead of the peanuts & sunflower seeds, I use sliced toasted almonds.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2013
Slow Cooker Beef Stew I
I seasoned the meat with S&P and coated with flour, then browned it on the stovetop before adding it to the slow cooker. Topped it with onion & garlic, then added all the chopped veggies. I then mixed together the broth, some red wine (about a 1/2 cup or so) and a packet of beef stew seasoning mix and poured it over the top. Added 1 bay leaf & let it go. It was ready in about 4 hours on the high setting. Pure comfort food!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 11, 2013
Mexican Rice II
Hubby liked it a lot. I thought it was good, but kind of bland. I added a small squirt of fresh lime juice and some chopped fresh cilantro which helped a bit. Maybe next time I'll add a few more spices, perhaps some chili powder or a couple pinches of taco seasoning. All in all, a good basic recipe you can build on to suit your tastes.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2011

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