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Apr. 6, 2013 11:07 am 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2013 11:26 pm
Taste: Suki’s Spinich and Feta Pasta   5 stars  Ease of Preparation:   4 stars  Cost:   3 stars  I don’t know who Suki is, but she knows how to make noodles. It took me a little while to cut up the veggies. I still don’t have the best knife skills. I wonder how long it takes to develop those.… MORE
 
 
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Apr. 3, 2013 4:10 pm 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2013 12:01 pm
2 Tbsp. OilLarge onion chopped1 1/2 lb. hamburgerCan stewed tomatoesOne Packet Chili seasoning½ cup waterChili powder to tasteSalt and pepper to tastePlace oil and onions in large saucepan over medium-high heat. When onions are translucent, put in hamburger. Once meat is brown, drain.Add… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 15, 2013 10:13 am 
Updated: Apr. 6, 2013 11:31 am
Taste: Mom’s Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese   4 stars   Ease of Preparation:   4 stars   Cost:   4 stars   I am so very behind. It has been a busy week. This was Tuesday and the first meal that I allowed my oldest to have input on what I cooked. He confidently said macaroni and cheese. I… MORE
mac and cheese with ham and cabbage
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Mar. 12, 2013 7:02 pm 
Updated: Mar. 13, 2013 3:37 pm
Taste: Hearty Vegetable Lasagna 5 stars  Ease of Preparation: 3 stars  Cost: 3 stars  This is another recipe that I was looking forward to making. The week was just full of them wasn’t it? I used the largest pot I had and still had a hard time fitting all of those noodles in the water. The… MORE
 
 
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Mar. 11, 2013 6:51 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 12:55 pm
Taste: New Mom Broccoli Kugel 2 stars (not the recipe’s fault)Ease of Preparation: 4 starsCost: 5 starsI learned a new word this week: Kugel or crustless quiche. This was another recipe that I was really looking forward to making. It seemed easy enough although my onions never did turn “dark… MORE
Broccoli Kugel
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Mar. 8, 2013 8:04 am 
Updated: Mar. 9, 2013 5:58 pm
Taste: Fusilli with Rapini (Broccoli Rabe), Garlic, and Tomato Wine Sauce 2 starsEase of Preparation: 3 starsCost: 3 starsI was really looking forward to making this dish. Pasta dishes are one of my favorite things. So, I carefully selected the wine and broccoli. I chose to use regular… MORE
Fusilli with Rapini (Broccoli Rabe), Garlic, and Tomato Wine Sauce
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Mar. 6, 2013 10:53 am 
Updated: Mar. 7, 2013 10:16 am
Taste: Broiled Tilapia Parmesan 5 starsRoasted Garlic Cauliflower 5 starsEase of Preparation: Tilapia 4 starsCauliflower 5 starsCost: Tilapia 4 starsCauliflower 5 starsI had originally planned to do Chef John’s Chicken and Mushrooms. However, my local grocery store didn’t have skin-on,… MORE
Broiled Tilapia and Roasted Cauliflower
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Mar. 5, 2013 6:28 pm 
Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 4:16 am
I am the proud new owner of a tiny garden. I figured with all the fresh herbs and tomatoes that I am using in my recipes that I would lighten the pocketbook with a few herbs and veggies. I started with the tomatoes. I chose Early Girl and Husky Cherry Red varieties. I chose a pot that would… MORE
Tomatoes
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Mar. 4, 2013 9:43 am 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 7:04 pm
Taste:   Tomato Soup 3 starsGrilled Cheese 5 starsEase of Preparation:   Soup 4 starsGrilled Cheese 5 starsCost:   Soup 4 starsGrilled Cheese 5 starsToday’s menu was another hit and miss. My husband came home early and offered to cook. I never thought that this would happen, but I actually… MORE
 
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Mar. 3, 2013 5:23 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2013 6:59 pm
Taste:   Broiled Tilapia Parmesan 4 starsQuinoa Side Dish 4 starsEase of Preparation:   Fish 5 starsQuinoa 4 starsCost:   Fish 4 starsQuinoa 4 starsThis meal was mostly a success even though my oldest thought it was disgusting. The quinoa was a special request from my husband. I left the raw… MORE
Tilapia and Quinoa
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Feb. 2013

Cooking Level
Beginning

Cooking Interests
Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean

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Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
I'm a domestically challenged stay-at-home mom with two small boys and a wonderful husband. I have attempted to cook periodically, but was never very good at it. I am now into it with determination to make it work.
My favorite things to cook
Veggies, Fish, and Pasta
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chicken Stroganoff
My cooking triumphs
It's still too early to have many triumphs, but I have been doing okay with was I've tried.
My cooking tragedies
Pasta with broccoli, tomato, and white wine sauce; roasted carrots
 
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