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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Washington, Maine, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Dutch Apple Bread
Absolutely Awesome BBQ Sauce
Chicken Enchiladas I
Sun-dried Tomato and Blue Cheese Burgers
Fairy Godmother Rice
About this Cook
I am a mom of 2 busy young boys. Jakob is 5 and Nathan is 2. I just started back to work....part time, boy am I busy now! I enjoy cooking and baking goodies for my family. I am beginning to notice that I have a bit of an obsession with cook books. I don't use them as much as I used to now that I have found allrecipes, but I still love to read them. I also pick up new cooking magazines whenever I see them. My computer time is usually spent here at All Recipes or on the cooking forum I belong too. It's a great place where a group of us share a love of cooking and great friends. If you'd like to talk cooking you can email me at go to and join our forum!
My favorite things to cook
For me cooking is a way to connect with my family and friends. I have been cooking so many different things since finding allrecipes. I love to experiment in the kitchen and try things that are new or different to us. I love baking but it has always been cakes and cookies. Recently I have begun to bake homemade bread and I love the whole process. I cook from scratch most of the time now and rarely buy convience foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Christmas cookies is something that I have been doing for the past few years. My son helped this year and we had a great time. Now we try to test a different cookie recipe every month.
My cooking triumphs
Some nights just getting a home cooked meal on the table is a triumph! And when my 5 year old says, "Mama, this is so good!" I know I have a winner!
My cooking tragedies
Who hasn't had a tragedy? My most recent involved cookie dough, a mixer and some egg shells!!
Recipe Reviews 240 reviews
Finnish Kropser (Baked Pancakes)
This was yummy....and easy too. I wanted something quick for breakfast this morning and this came together in no time. Tasted fantastic also. I put homemade strawberry freezer jam on mine and hubby used syrup. Some fresh fruit on top would be great too.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2008
Couscous and Cucumber Salad
Made this tonight. I followed some other reviews and added some diced red pepper, sun dried tomatoes and feta. It was a pretty good salad. I think I might like it better with orzo. Thanks KRISTAB.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2008
Smooth Sweet Tea
I don't think it gets any more refreshing! This is a great Sweet Tea. I doubled the recipe using family size tea bags (6 of them) and about 1 3/4 cups of sugar. The baking soda does the trick to keep the tea nice and smooth. Thanks cookincode3 I'm sure we will be enjoying this all summer!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2008
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