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Living In: Orem, Utah, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Photography, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a mother of 4 kids, and am expecting my 5th child. The oldest kid is 7 years old, and so we have a crazy but fun household. I am homeschooling my children, and they continually amaze me with how smart they are. I love to draw, take photographs, and cook.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking breads. I am obsessed with health, and try to use mostly whole wheat flour. I find it fun to experiment with recipes, and rarely make the same recipe twice. I like trying out new things. I am great at cooking gourmet on a tight budget. (My husband loves to brag to his friends that I can feed a family of 6 on $200 a month.)
My favorite family cooking traditions
One of my favorite memories growing up is that of coming home from school and smelling the delicious aroma of fresh cooked bread. I loved to cut off a slice and slather butter and jelly all over it. I have tried to make lots of homemade bread for my own family also. I usually make it several times a week.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving 2007 I decided that it was time that I attempted something dramatic and exciting for the dessert that I was in charge of bringing. I made a fabulous pumpkin cake that had was layered with a delicious cream filling. It was topped with carmel. When everyone saw it they oooooohed and ahhhhhhed. They told me that it looked like something from Martha Stewart. I was really pleased that I had gotten that reaction. It boosted my confidence in my cooking abilities.
My cooking tragedies
When I was in college I really liked to experiment with food, and none of my roomates would touch a thing that I made. I once made a soup that was so disgusting that even I couldn't eat it, but the guy that I was dating ate the whole thing and said that it was absolutely delicious.
Recipe Reviews 105 reviews
Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
These were fabulous. I followed the advise of other reviews and made these changes: 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt. I also omitted the walnuts. Definitely a keeper!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2014
Cilantro-Lime Coleslaw
Delicious! I added more lime juice and chili sauce. I will make again

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 30, 2014
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies III
I was looking for an egg free cookie recipe, because of allergies. These were fantastic! I loved these cookies, very delicious!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2013

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