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Party of 6

Party of 6
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Living In: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Member Since: May 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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May 14, 2011 8:10 am 
Updated: May 21, 2011 3:57 pm
Yesterday was a wake-up call for me. At 48, I am "on the cusp of several serious desieses." This according to Dr. M.  Sigh... Well, I shouldn't be surprised. Acually, I'm not. I have felt it for a long time now. I have to turn my health around now or it will be "too… MORE
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Tags:  Lifestyle, Health
From The Blog:  Mastering the Art of Plan B
Braciola I
Strawberry Dream Cake
Urban legend cookies
About this Cook
I am the lucky wife of a wonderful man, the mother of four incredible boys.After several years of classroom teaching, I am now an administrator for a large Head Start program. I am also a semi-professional photographer. We live in fly-over country with our black lab, Shadow.
My favorite things to cook
I am looking for new favorites, because I am trying to adopt new, healthier eating habits. Hoping to find recipes that are big on flavor and nutrition while also quick and easy.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My children and I bake many, many cookies at Christmas, and they always do make-your-own-pizzas on Christmas Eve. Christmas is always ham, and my boys can request anything they want for dinner on their birthdays, which usually means pizza or wings.
My cooking triumphs
I learned to make chicken parmegiana, my husband's favorite dish, ALMOST as well as his mother!
My cooking tragedies
Any attempt at baking yeast bread has met with disaster. Those little yeast spores just don't like me.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Maple-Brined Pork Loin
We loved this recipe at my house. The meat was juicy and very flavorful. Pork loin is very inexpensive here in Indiana so I buy it often, but it is always dry and bland. This simple and inexpensive brine turns it into something special!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2012
Cheesy Italian Tortellini
Anyway, this was really good. I doubled it and took it to work for a potluck. Thank Tracy!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2011
Chili Casserole with Egg Noodles
This was not bad. It was flavorful and filling and a good budgetwise choice. Next time I will drain the beef after browining it. It was very greasy. I thought it was odd that the recipe didn't say to drain it,but I always follow the recipe the first time I make something. We topped it with sour creme which was good.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2010

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