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Sep. 23, 2012 8:15 pm 
Updated: Sep. 24, 2012 9:01 pm
I created dinner last night with al fresco's all natural chicken sausages.  I used the fresh garlic & herb sausages that come 14 oz on a tray.  There are five in a pack but since it's just hubby and me, we have three for another time.  So this is what I threw together...  First I preheated… MORE
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Feb. 11, 2012 9:13 pm 
Updated: May 3, 2012 6:34 pm
How’s it going recipeeps?  What have you been cooking that really had you and your lucky tasters going “mm, mm, mm!”?I’ve got a few things from the past couple of weeks worth talking about.  Please check them on out and thanks for visiting my kitchen! Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!This was good, but I… MORE
Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!
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Sundried Tomato Alfredo Sauce
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Golden Potato Soup
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Pinapple Fried Rice II
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Jul. 25, 2011 8:01 pm 
Updated: Aug. 4, 2011 10:49 pm
Often, if I ask my husband what he wants for dinner, he will reply, "Chicken Parm."  It is his favorite dish and he loves the way I make it.  He says mine is the best he's ever had and that it's "moist and delicious."  Growing up, I used to love when my dad made chicken or eggplant Parmesan,… MORE
Making Chicken Parmesan
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Cooking side one
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Just flipped
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Just topped
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About Me
I live in beautiful wine country, Northern California, on the edge of state forest. My husband and I are in our 30s and have the most amazing little 1 year old girl. I haven't had as much time in the kitchen since becoming a mom, but I love that she is getting old enough to enjoy my cooking! I enjoy riding my motorcycle and snowboarding, camping, classic and hard rock music, tattoos, singing, and *of course* fiddling in my kitchen! I love trying new recipes and have had fun as an Allrecipes Allstar in the Brand Ambassador program!
My favorite things to cook
Skillet dinners, chicken, vegetables, rice, pasta, cookies, brownies, quick breads, Italian, Asian, mac & cheese, mushroom or broccoli Alfredo, pie-especially apple, pear and chicken pot pie, pork in the crock pot for carnitas or BBQ pulled pork.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents have always had lots of food at family get-togethers! Such a selection of food that there's hardly room for plates at the table: nuts, cheeses, wings, beans, meats, veggies and many other side dishes, cakes, cookies, pies, etc-there's something for everyone! There's no excuse if you go hungry at one of our family functions. There's always good food, drinks, people and laughs :D
My cooking triumphs
It's nice to be able to throw things together on the fly without having to make a trip to the grocery store. Learning the methods of cooking have made it easier and my food tastes better. I never have dry chicken breasts, pork chops or burgers anymore! Dec 2012: I finally made fudge that set properly!
My cooking tragedies
Trying out new recipes that don't taste right or I don't care for. Or turning my back to do 10 things at once and burning something. Mistakes = lessons learned. Sometimes you have to do a little trial-and-error to get something how you like it. I'm still trying to perfect French loaf.
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