stressedcook Profile - (18609627)

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Home Town: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Living In: Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books
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  • Roasted Onions
  • Roasted Onions  
    By: USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
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About this Cook
I am really not that stressed! I work a full time job and am a mother of two school age children. I get a break from cooking on Wednesdays and we eat pizza! Almost year round, my dear husband grills our meat, so all I have to come up with are side dishes.
My favorite things to cook
My all time fave cuisine to cook is Italian. My husband loves Mexican though and enjoys eating it so much that I usually cook a Mexican meal at least once a week!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chex Mix! My dad made killer Chex Mix in a big granite roaster when I was growing up. When I got married and moved away, he gave me that roaster (I think he was hiding another one somewhere). His recipe for Chex Mix uses lard (that is how old it is lol) Now in the 21st century, I use real butter not lard when I make it. YUM, it's not just for the Holidays anymore. My kids love it for breakfast.
My cooking triumphs
I consider it a triumph when the WHOLE family loves a dish I cook. I rate my recipes and only keep one when it gets a star from each family member!
My cooking tragedies
I made pretzels once. They turned out tasting ok but they had to cook in some concoction of baking soda and water. I used my favorite iron skillet, the baking soda boiled off all the seasoning from the inside of my skillet :( There were lil black flecks all over my pretzels! Haven't tried pretzels again.
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Walnut Pie Crust
I made this as a gluten free alternative to other pie crusts for Thanksgiving this year! I made it with Pink Leomonade Pie filling and it was to DIE for. I will never make a graham cracker crust again.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2013
Marinated Salad
I love this salad. I make it just as written. The sauce is meant to be a MARINADE not a dressing! Good grief people! I serve it with a slotted spoon and it's the perfect addition to a summer barbeque.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 3, 2013
Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup
I have made this soup before as a tasty, light summer dinner. Infact, have been making it off and on for the past 15 years! Yesterday, I made it and for the first time, I am following the 7 Day Cardiac Diet that goes along with it. It is still as tasty as I remembered. To those using it for a diet, it specifically mentions in the diet literature that it is not meant to be eaten alone for long periods of time, you will suffer malnutrition. If you follow the diet to a T and don't cheat, you will lose 10-17 lbs. per week and never be hungry.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2013

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