AINSLEYSMOM Profile - (18767470)

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Living In: Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm 24 and married to a wonderful husband...who will always try the new things I make...and I have 2 kids. A 7 year old son and 18 month old daughter.
My favorite things to cook
Being a working mom and student I always look for recipes that are quick, easy and kid friendly yet flavorful and I look for recipes that I can prepare in advance. I love to experiment with new flavors too, I hate making the same type of dishes over and over again, it's too boring. I love using my indoor grill pan and George Forman grill as well during the winter. I'm really not much of a baker, I can bake I just don't very often, I prefer to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom comes from a line of excellent cooks, many of the dishes I make are my mom's recipes or variations of them. We always had traditional home cooking and lots of baked goods when I grew up, something that my husband did not have so he loves my cooking.
My cooking triumphs
My steak marinade is to die for, we always end up eating way too much when I make steak becuase we just can't get enough of it! My son always asks for 'that good steak.' I always know exactly what he means.
My cooking tragedies
I have always loved my mom's scalloped potatoes and ham but do you think I can make it like her? No way. I tried making it just like her, followed her instructions and it was disgusting to look at, I didn't even taste it. We went out to eat that night. I also cannot make biscuits to save my life, they are always dry and/or hard as rocks. I buy refrigerated biscuits.
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Chicken Cheese Chowder
This was really good, the whole family liked it. I added a dash of cayenne pepper, just to give it a little spice, nothing crazy. I also topped mine with some diced tomato, just for the heck of it. Will make again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2011
Honey Grilled Chicken
The only change I made to this was to add some cayenne pepper for kick and some salt. It was awesome, loved the crunchy caramelized outside of the chicken.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2011
Alfredo Sauce
Best ever alfredo. Sometimes I make a variation with frest mushrooms cooked until almost tender with the butter before adding the rest of the ingredients.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 16, 2010

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