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Home Town: Santa Rosa, California, USA
Living In: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Low Carb, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Music
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Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Train cake
About this Cook
Well some people learn to cook to impress a guy, I on the other hand impressed a guy to learn how to cook... I got married June 2005 and decided that eating out all the time wasn't an option!
My favorite things to cook
I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a few years ago so most of my cooking is now Gluten free. I attempt to remain normal and try to make gluten free food that takes like it was intended to be that way. If you've ever eaten gluten free you know this is a challenge but I am getting better all the time and find ways to work around certain ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We had a baby this past year and decided instead of making cookies for santa and decorating gingerbread houses I would bake a "train cake" and we would read Polar express and decorate it for Santa. Of course we will have to wait on the decorating until the little man gets a little bigger but I am very excited about it.
My cooking triumphs
We had an art show at our house for my husband and I made several appetizers including stuffed mushrooms, pears with stilton,baked blackberry brie and many other gourmet type foods. My mother and mother in law commented that it was not only an art show for him.
My cooking tragedies
A little thing I like to call heartburn skillet! I woke up at 3AM needing rolaids like you wouldn't believe!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Almond Orange Crusted Chicken with Fennel Arugula Salad
This was our first meal to begin a better effort to eat healthier. Gratefully, it was really good! The almonds provided a nice crunch to the chicken. The salad was a nice complement to the chicken, giving a nice citrus flavor. We gave up on using the fennel, but the meal didn't taste like it was missing anything. Even our 2.5 year old enjoyed the chicken. We will be making this again.

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 5, 2011
Corned Beef and Cabbage I
I wait all year for this meal but I had never made it myself until this year. A friend gave me the advice to pull the beef out of the pot when you put the veggies in, sprinkle brown sugar on top and bake it at 350' until the veggies and cabbage are done. It was SO good! Please try this!!!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2009
Mom's Stovetop Pork Ribs
Great!!! This takes WAY longer than it says, but is worth the wait. I would use a low sodium soy sauce otherwise the salt kicks you in the butt. You can make this recipe gluten free just by using Tamari soy sauce instead of regular.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 28, 2008

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