Beth Profile - (18568648)

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Home Town: Columbia City, In, Indiana, USA
Living In: New Haven, In, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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My son, Alex
About this Cook
I am the owner of a home based child care center so I spend a lot of time cooking for the younger set. I especially enjoy cooking for my husband and 1 year old son and hostessing parties in my home. I am a full time college student studying Early Childhood Education. My first love (before my husband and son) has always been golden retrievers. I have two goldens, Branden and Abbey (both of whom really, really, really like it when I cook bacon!)
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking new recipes all the time. Some of my favorites are making homemade pizza and baking apple pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is a young one, my son is just 1 so a little young to do much in the kitchen yet and I don't think my husband knows how to turn the oven on. I'm looking forward to my son getting a little older so he can help me make cookies and other treats, especially during the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
I always get raves about my sweet potato casserole (which my husband talks about year round) and my chocolate cake (which is always requested by my husband's co-workers whenever they have a carry in). My father in law says that I should open a pizzeria because my homemade pizza is the best there is!
My cooking tragedies
When I was maybe 1o years old or so, I attempted to make a Texas Sheet Cake by myself for the first time for a 4-H project. I didn't read the recipe right and used all of the butter it called for in the batter instead of dividing between the batter and icing. I tried baking the batter for over 3 hours to get it to set, but it remained soup-like. My family is still laughing about it some 21 years later.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Harvey Ham Sandwiches
Delish! Both my husband and son loved it, and I loved how easy it was to make! Served on Hawaiian Rolls with a pickle, fantastic :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 26, 2011
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies I
This is a great recipe! I made exactly as directed except I added 1 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and used Nestle semi sweet chunks instead of chips. The cookies came out a beautiful golden brown, were perfectly rounded and had a nice texture. My 1 1/2 year old couldn't get enough of these cookies and I felt like they are a little bit more nutritious than traditional chocolate chip cookies because of the whole grain rolled oats I made them with!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2008
Chocolate Pretzels
I made these last year for a Christmas Party and they didn't last one day. I did, however, have leftovers of everything else! Needless to say, I will be making up several batches for my Christmas Parties this year and for my holiday trays I give to the neighbors.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2007
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