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Home Town: Michigan, USA
Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Creamy Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
About this Cook
I've been married to a wonderful man for 20 years and have two great kids. I have a small gift basket company and also a small online (ebay) clothing business. I recently started a blog, if you want to check it out it's
My favorite things to cook
When it comes to cooking, I like to try new recipes and new techniques all the time. I love to get new recipes from my friends on the recipe exchange!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Most of our family cooking traditions center around birthdays and the holidays. I bring the same dishes every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Dinner is always at my parents house for both holidays and I always bring sweet potato casserole and green bean casserole at the request of my family. I also try to do some baking with my kids that they can give as gifts. For my childrens' birthdays I always make a chocolate cake with a chocolate fudge-like glaze.
My cooking triumphs
The most requested item that I make is definitely Country Apple Cake. I used to sell it at craft shows and I would always sell out!! Family, friends and especially my husband's co-workers ask for it all the time. Next in line would be mini-subs. I make them for my teenage son and his friends all the time. The kids rave about them.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I were newlyweds I tried making Chicken Teriyaki in the microwave. I got the recipe from the booklet that came with the microwave, but it came it out rock hard, black and crunchy!
Recipe Reviews 120 reviews
Cafeteria Carrot Souffle
This smelled so good while it was baking. Everyone was excited to try it, but no one liked it. I can't explain why, but it had an almost artificial flavor to it. I hate to give any recipe such a low rating, but this was just not to our liking and we usually love carrots.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2010
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
This was very bland and quite dry. I really wanted to like it, but it was just disappointing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 3, 2010
Spicy Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup
Excellent! Everyone went back for seconds (a few had thirds). I noticed some reviewers didn't soak their beans, but I soaked mine overnight. I used fresh garlic in place of garlic powder and added diced onion. Before serving, I pureed some of the beans with a little bit of the liquid then added it all back to the soup to thicken it. Outstanding!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2010

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