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Living In: Le Mars, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Boating, Walking
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About this Cook
I am 36 and a mother of three - ages 23, 21, 13. I know, I am young for having a twenty three year old!! She's my stepdaughter and stepson and I adopted them when we got married, then we had our own together. We lead very busy lives - always chasing after our children. Our oldest has been married almost a year already and we have a senior in college. Our youngest is spoiled being the only child at home. My husband and I have been married for 15 years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake desserts! Only thing is my husband and kids don't eat them so I end up eating the whole thing myself! My children would say my favorite thing to cook is chicken. We eat chicken more often than not. And it's different every time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, since my children do not take after their mother in the cooking department we really don't have any family cooking traditions. I cook, they eat - that's a tradition that happens every day. My mother, however handed down a great family tradition - her own cookbook with all of our favorite recipes from when we were children. I use it all the time and I am working on my own cook book to hand on down to my kids.
My cooking triumphs
A friend of mine asked me to make her 2 desserts for a family get together she was having. She told me the reason she needed 2 was because a couple of her family members were diabetic. Do you know how hard it is to make a diabetic dessert?? I had been succesful at making cheesecake before so I thought I would attempt a diabetic version and it turned out awesome!! She said they loved it!!
My cooking tragedies
There are so many - I can't just pick one!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Simply the Easiest Beef Brisket
Very Good! My son, who has been requesting to have brisket for the longest time, loved it. This is was my first time doing brisket and it turned out great. Loved the sauce! I would have given it 5 stars but it was just a little dry.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 18, 2013
Sugar Coated Pecans
These were absolutely wonderful!! Instead of using pecan halves, I chopped my pecans and then used them on top of my pumpkin cheesecake and it gave the cheesecake an amazing extra touch!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2010
Cinnamon Rolls III
I made these the night before and took the suggestion of many to put them in the fridge overnight and then set out and bake in the morning. My rolls did not rise like I expected them to. Not sure if this was because I had used regular baking flour and not bread flour. I will try again and use bread flour to see if that was the culprit. I used my own recipe for the cream cheese frosting and the rolls were great!! Will definitely try again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 19, 2010
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