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5 in family

5 in family
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Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
About this Cook
I'm a stay at home mom of 3 kids under the age of 8. I like trying out new recipes at least once a week. I enjoy sneaking in healthy foods/ingredients without the fam knowing!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking just about anything...ahh, who am I kidding? My favorite thing to make is homemade cheesecakes, brownies, and cookies. My family is a big pasta eatin' family. And when we're not having pasta, we're having some kind of mexican food, and most recently chinese/asian food. I really like quick, easy recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Around Christmas my family of 5 will gather in the kitchen and make/decorate cookies. My kids like to search allrecipes.com for new yummy dishes to help me prepare.
My cooking triumphs
When dh and I got together, I didn't know my way around the kitchen. I couldn't even prepare hamburger helper without something going wrong! 3 kids and 14 years later, I'm a new woman in the kitchen! :)
My cooking tragedies
I've had so many of these it's not even funny. Sometimes trying out those new recipes don't pay off in the end because no one likes it. But, that is one thing about food, if it doesn't turn out well give it to the dog and order out!
Recipe Reviews 55 reviews
Next Best Thing to Lulu's Pina Colada
THE BEST PINA COLADA recipe ever! YOU MUST PUT IN THE FREEZER OVERNIGHT! You cannot go wrong with this recipe! I used Malibu Rum instead of the mango flavored rum. And I did NOT use the whipping cream. I will warn you though, even with using more ice cream and more ice, you will NOT get the consistency that is in the photo!!!! It's still runny (but still VERY good!)! The way to remedy this is to make the batch in the blender and put it in the FREEZER overnight. Then the next day when you're ready, crush the top frozen layer and blend it again. That will give you the right consistency!! I am keeping this recipe and will do it this way every time. I've had rave reviews when I make this the past few weeks. My new favorite drink!!! Thanks for sharing!!

29 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2010
Ga Ga Clusters
These were good, but mine didn't harden up as much as I had hoped. I didn't have any marshmallows so I used marshmallow fluff. Maybe that is why; it's more like a fudge than cluster. Even though we have to eat them with a spoon (or really fast with fingers before they melt) my hubby and 3 kids enjoyed them.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2010
Pizza Dough I
Yummy yummy! I made the crust PER RECIPE but added in ground flax seed and some wheat germ and it was DELICIOUS! This is a fast, simple recipe when you're wanting homemade pizza! My 3 kiddos and hubby really like the crust! I was able to get 2 pizzas out of it which made the crust thin, but that is okay since we love thin crust! Will be making this again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2010

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