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Home Town: Rexburg, Idaho, USA
Living In: Sandy, Utah, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a mom and a writer. I have a six year old daughter and a one year old boy. Things are always busy, but that's a good thing.
My favorite things to cook
Things that can be cooked with a one-year-old clinging to your leg. Though I don't get enough time now, I love baking bread, cookies and desserts. I also like grilling.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I don't remember a lot of traditions. My mom is a good cook, but we kept things pretty simple growing up.
My cooking triumphs
Back in college I used to cook way more than I cook now. My roommates and I would make feasts for the neighboring apartments. I always felt good when everyone was full and happy.
My cooking tragedies
Oh there are too many. I like to try new things that don't seem that difficult...but someone I end up making them difficult.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Blackened Tuna Steaks with Mango Salsa
My husband, who never says WOW about any meals I make, LOVED this tuna. We used ahi tuna steaks from Costco. There were three of them and they were very thick. I made the marinade with a little less garlic and let it sit for about 4 hours because we were out golfing. I used only a pinch of cayenne on one of the steaks because our kids aren't into spicy and left out the garlic powder. Cooked on the grill for about 9 minutes each side (thick steaks and we wanted them a little more done). SOOO good. The kids ate one whole steak themselves and husband couldn't stop raving about how great it was. I made the salsa with pineapple instead of mango. Served with rice, veggies and a fruit salad. Great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 4, 2009
Easy Baked Tilapia
This turned out really well. I used a frozen veggie medley that included yellow squash, onion, asparagus, mushrooms and peppers. I melted the butter (probably about 2 TBS instead of tsp), mixed in Old Bay, garlic salt, lemon juice from 1/2 a lemon, and pepper. Brushed both sides of the filets. Then I sprinkled just a dash of lemon pepper and parsley over the fish. Topped each filet with a lemon slice. Spread semi-thawed veggies around the fish, as directed. Baked, covered for about 20 minutes. Didn't have bread crumbs, but crushed about 10 Ritz crackers, mixed in Parmesan cheese. Uncovered fish and sprinkled cracker mix. Baked 10 more minutes. The sweetness of the crackers was perfect for the tartness of the lemon juice and the bit of spice in Old Bay. Served with long grain wild rice and a roll. Thanks for a great meal!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2009
Easy Chicken Marsala
I really liked this recipe. I used a dry marsala wine and as others said, made lots of sauce. I also added more mushrooms and used a yellow onion. Very good on multi-grain pasta. I couldn't stop eating the sauce.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2007

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