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Kim's Cooking Now!

Kim's Cooking Now!
Home Town: Little Chute, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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My Best Clam Chowder
Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meatloaf
Brussels Sprouts with Sour Cream
Zucchini Linguine
Roast Pork in Asian Brown Sauce
Autumn Butternut and Kale Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Baked Kale Chips
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies from Mazola®
Green Beans with Warm Dijon Vinaigrette
About this Cook
My husband and I have been married for 18 years. We have two beautiful children, a daughter (16) and a son (14). I grew up in Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 children. I work full-time in the printing industry, from the comforts of my home. My husband is from Italy, from a town called Aprilia, which is about 30 minutes from Rome. I learned a lot about Italian cooking from his mother. She came to stay with us for 7 months when each of our children were born. My husband and I both enjoy cooking, and we prepare meals at home 6-7 nights a week. One of us usually runs the kids to their activities, and the other stays home and cooks. We make a great team! Check out my blog at
My favorite things to cook
I have a major sweet tooth and love to bake! Muffins, breads, cookies, cakes. My husband bakes homemade bread a couple of times a week. We eat a LOT of pasta, and enjoy making fresh pasta for Sunday dinner as a special treat!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was a young girl, my job was to do most of the candy and cookie making around the holidays. I still make the same things I made when I was a little girl, and am trying to hand down these traditions to my children as well. Every Thanksgiving, I make a big traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Both of our families live far away, so we always invite our friends or neighbors over to share this meal.
My cooking triumphs
Too many to count. Probably making yeast breads. After a couple of failures, I finally got it right.
Recipe Reviews 333 reviews
My Best Clam Chowder
Tasty clam chowder recipe! The red-wine vinegar that I used must have been really strong, as I thought it was a bit too over powering. Will cut it back next time - probably to 1 tablespoon.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2014
Caramel Apple Cider with Salty-Sweet Rim
This was heavenly! What a nice, cozy drink to sip on a cold winter day. I didn't have any apple pie spice (no cardamom in the house), so I used pumpkin pie spice in it's place. It was fantastic!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2014
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf
A really nice meatloaf recipe! I did bake it in the crock pot, as instructed. It only took about 3 hours in my crock pot, so I just shut it off and then turned it back on about 1/2 hour before dinner to warm it through. The sauce was a tad bit too sweet, so I'd cut the brown sugar back to maybe 1 Tbls. next time. It really does melt in your mouth! Thanks NightHawk!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2014
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