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Home Town: Auburn, Indiana, USA
Living In: Middleville, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I am a food blogger (, pastor's wife, and mother to two sweet little girls. Cooking is my passion and I love sharing my creations with others. Check out my blog to see what I have been cooking lately.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook so many different things that it's hard to choose favorites. When it comes to cuisines, Mexican and Asian top the list. We also love to grill out in the summer, doing traditional barbecue type meals. In the winter, I am obsessed with soups and make them several times a week.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We don't really have strong cooking traditions in my family. I have started a couple of new traditions with my own little family: I make dessert every Thursday night and fresh muffins every Friday morning.
My cooking triumphs
I have had several cooking triumphs over the years. I have mastered things I never thought I would bother cooking, like fried chicken and cheesecake. My biggest triumph of all, though, is my blog, which now contains over 400 of my recipes.
My cooking tragedies
My biggest cooking tragedy so far is when I accidentally caught my slow cooker on fire. I had set it on the back burner of the stove, and then turned on the front burner. I thought it was far enough back, but it wasn't and the front of it went up in flames. It was one of those fancy programmable ones, and I was heartbroken and very mad at myself! I ended up buying another one exactly like it.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Asian-Style Zucchini
Sorry, I have multiple issues with this recipe. I don't think 1 zucchini is enough to make 4 servings. I guess it depends on the size, but I would use 2 medium instead. Secondly, why does the ingredient list say to divide the soy sauce? The directions have you put it in all at once. Thirdly, that's too much soy sauce. I would use 1 tbsp. Instead of using garlic powder, I would use 1 clove fresh garlic and also some fresh grated ginger. I would also use olive oil instead of the butter. Also, I think 2 tbsp sesame seeds is too much; 1 tbsp would suffice. As written, this ends up way too salty and is not enough for 4 adults.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2011
Ginger-Scallion Crusted Salmon
I don't know what went wrong. The ginger-scallion "crust" ended up being nothing more than soggy, oily ginger, scallion, and garlic pieces sitting on top of salmon. I followed the directions exactly. I assumed it was supposed to get crunchy on top. Am I wrong there? I don't know, but it looked so unappetizing that we couldn't even eat it. I was so disappointed because it sounded so good. I am mad that all of that mincing was a complete waste. :( Oh, and 92 grams of fat per serving? You've got to be kidding me!

21 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2010
Tomato Alfredo
I didn't really care for this recipe. The tomatoes and the sour cream didn't mix together very well. It was kind of grainy-looking and not smooth like I was expecting. The flavor was okay, but the consistency was a bit off-putting.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2009

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