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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Photography, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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Magic Bars
About this Cook
Mom to 2 energetic kids and super wife! Independent Contractor-Online Auctions Manager, Website Developer, Co-Owner-Racecar Dealer Upper Midwest & Canada. I love to cook and most importantly create! I love to use fresh herbs in all my cooking. My family loves to eat my Creations LOL I'm a huge genealogy researcher (10 years & 2710 people on my tree). Passions are: Music, Dirt track racing, camping, genealogy, photography, website design, cooking, boating, fishing, laughter with friends and families...and a great margarita on the rocks LOL I'm easy going and love to be happy!!
My favorite things to cook
Chicken Noodle Stir Fry (aka soy sauce noodles via my kids)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother always made so many different foods. Being a Navy brat we had so much to choose from and having an exchange student from japan helped too. Not to mention I'm finnish and Irish and my husband Norwegian, so we have many different taste and traditions! Yakisoba, Pancit, Crub (or klub), Mojakka, Pasties, lefse and the list goes on and on. It's so much fun to be in the mix!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Perfect as written, I use this with my homemade chicken soup. Kids love dumplings. Be patient and dont lift that lid, it really makes all the difference and be sure to simmer not boil the dumplings. Great recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2012
Simple Garlic Shrimp
My whole family Loved this! I did not use caper brine instead I used Jalapeno juice (otherwise to a T) we like the kick and it gave a great lingering taste, quick and very simple! This will be used over and over and over!!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2012
Magic Cookie Bars from EAGLE BRAND(r)
Here is how I made these and they turned out Excellent. I used 2c of cracker crumbs, 1/2c butter (melted and mixed w/crumbs) pressed into a lined (parchment) 13x9. I then used half a bag of Butterscotch chip however I used my food processor to size them down to a crumb slightly chunky mixture so they wouldn't be too overpowering and sweet. I put the condensed milk into the microwave to warm for 15 seconds, with this thinned warmed milk i poured half onto the crust, then put on the mini semi sweet chips (half bag) the crumbly butterscotch chips, on top of the chips I drizzled some of the milk then applied the coconut to the top of that to give something to adhere too. I pressed this all down and then added the rest of the milk to the top of the coconut. Last I added a light sprinkling of coconut to the top (I love the browned toasted coconut) and a few scatters of mini chips. Baked 325 (glass pan) for 25 minutes, let cool 2 hours. Perfect and each bar was not filled with an overwhelming butterscotch or chocolate taste, perfect blend! Wonderful

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2012
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