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Home Town: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Middletown, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Zack's bday cake
About this Cook
I am currently working two full time jobs - a mom of two great kids and a payroll administrator for a local auto dealership. Something's always going on at my house ( so it can be hectic trying to get quick, but healthy meals on the table.
My favorite things to cook
Although growing up I was the devout "baker" of the family, having a husband and kids has made me come to terms with my inner chef. I enjoy making pasta dishes and experimenting with new marinades. I practically grill all year 'round and have even become better than my husband (IMHO). Although I must admit, I still make a pretty mean carrot cake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still remember my grandmother's house on Christmas Eve. We would have fish and pasta and many, many desserts. I still replicate some of this tradition today with my mom, although scaled down from what grandma did. I'm beginning a tradition with my daughter of making Jesus a birthday cake every Christmas. We do it from scratch together, right down to licking the bowl.
My cooking triumphs
Through the adventures of others on this site I have actually managed to frost a cupcake. Although that sounds trivial, I must admit that icing and I do not get along. I am going to keep trying.
My cooking tragedies
My first Christmas dinner! My mom told me to put the turkey in the oven on a low temp and let it roast all night. I checked on it at 1:30 am and it was completely, fall-off-the-bone done. About an hour and a half later, fire trucks came roaring through our apartment complex. I got myself together, managed to salvage the turkey, and dropped a whole bowl of corn on the floor while setting the table.
Recipe Reviews 100 reviews
Homestyle Stuffed Peppers
Fantastic. My 10 year old dd not only requests these, but has proclaimed them to be on her top 5 faves of all time food list. I make them as directed, although sometimes I use a little less ground beef and a little more rice - depending on what I have. Thanks Jillian for a wonderful recipe!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2014
Cake Mix Cookies IV
I had an overabundance of cake mix in the house, so I decided to give this a try. I used a yellow cake mix and cut the oil to 1/3 cup. I then added aprox 1/2 cup of peanut butter and a mixture of choc chips and candy pieces to finish up some miscellaneious bags in the cupboard. Turned out great. This recipe is a great base. Thanks for sharing!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2013
Chicken Pepper Steak
Based on a few reviews, I made a couple of changes. I cut the chicken into bite size pieces to speed the cooking process and make it easier for my kiddos to eat. I also used 2.5 cups of chicken broth instead of water. The receipe is good, just needs to be seasoned a little more for my family's tastes. Really a nice little recipe - thanks for sharing!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2013
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