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Home Town: Torrington, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Windsor Locks, Connecticut, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Italian, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE trying new recipes and have found so many great ones on this website. I send out a big thank you to all of you for submitting your favorites so that I have new favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a little girl, I used to love to watch my mother make holiday meals. She never stressed out over it, and I admired her for that. I couldn't wait to grow up and learn to do what she did. Over the past several years, I have inherited the tradition of making Thanksgiving dinner. It is my absolute favorite meal to cook. There is a real art to correctly timing all of the dishes. Last Thanksgiving, I had a broken left leg and a broken right ankle, so I couldn't host the dinner. I MISSED IT so much!! I almost can't wait until this Thanksgiving to get back to it! My cornbread sausage stuffing is a big hit with my family.
My cooking triumphs
I created my own version of a chicken pot pie. Not being terribly creative, I was extremely proud of that. Because of my lack of creativity, I had to learn to follow a recipe to a "T". With experience now under my belt, I can add or subtract from a recipe to adjust to my own tastes, as well as those I'm cooking for.
My cooking tragedies
I have a bit of trouble with roast beef recipes. Anything cooked in liquid dries out, even if cooked rare to medium.
Recipe Reviews 45 reviews
Easy Honey Mustard Ham
I made this ham for Easter dinner. It sounded delicious, but it turned out quite disappointing. I used a picnic ham, as the recipe calls for. The honey mustard sauce was too bland for this type of ham. Perhaps if the recipe called for actual honey and mustard, it would have been more flavorful. I will definitely not be making this again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2013
Creamy Cauliflower Salad
I love this salad. It's a nice change from the broccoli salad and cole slaw. I, too, made it lighter by using light mayo and splenda and leaving out the cheese. (Personal preference on the cheese...not a big fan.) I made up for using the lighter ingredients by using real bacon. I think the only thing I would do next time is add more bacon, tomatoes and eggs. It seemed a bit short on those ingredients.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2012
Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes
I was so excited to try this recipe. I love the ingredients and it has great reviews. I found this dish to be extremely bland. I will not make this again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 2, 2012

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