MommyInBliss Profile - (18635324)

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Home Town: Aurora, Colorado, USA
Living In: Thornton, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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Chocolate covered strawberry cake
Little sweet pea baby shower cake
Cheese souffle
About this Cook
I'm a full-time student (getting my degree in elementary education) two days out of the week, then a stay-at-home mom to my two boys the rest of the week. I'm also an artist and run my own portrait drawing business on the side. I view cooking as just another extention of my artistry.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking foods from all regions of the world...French, Japanese, Mexican, Indian, Italian, name it. I also love to bake and in recent years I've gotten really into cake docorating.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother on my father's side has passed down a lot of her recipes to me. Her style of cooking is very much comfort food types of food. She has taught me how to make amazing fried chicken, the best chicken and dumplings in the world, and awesome mashed potatoes. I hope to pass down these recipes to my boys.
My cooking triumphs
I think the mere fact that I was raised by a single father who couldn't/can't cook and have taught myself (with a few tips from my grandma) how to cook is a triumph in and of itself.
My cooking tragedies
Wow...I think the Fry Bread Taco insident I had today tops all of my previous tragedies. Look under my Fry Bread Taco review for the details...but seeing the fire department was know it wasn't pretty...
Recipe Reviews 61 reviews
Holiday Chicken Salad
My husband absolutely loved this, but I personally just thought it was okay. I had a wonderful chicken salad sandwich at a restaurant years ago that was fabulous and have been looking for a recipe that is just as good...but this wasn't. I have high standards now, I guess, for chicken salad.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2010
Jo-Ann's Power Bars
These go very fast whenever I make them. I follow the recipe exactly and they turn out wonderfully. These are healthy, and great for busy families on the go in the mornings.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 15, 2010
Banana Pancakes I
Oh my GOSH these are amazing!! Yes, I am this enthusiastic about pancakes. I have made just about every version of pancake known to man, and I have to tell you these are the best pancakes I have ever had. The great thing about these pancakes is that they are naturally sweet with the bananas, so you don't have to add very much sugar.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2010

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