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Living In: Frederick, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm 28 years old, married with a newborn son. I've recently quit my job and become a stay-at-home Mommy. My husband and I've been together for almost 5 years and married for the last 1-1/2 years. I rarely cooked until I met him and I am still learning. With the loss of my salary, we are having to cut back on our spending in a major way, so I now have to cook almost every night. I would really like to advance my skills and learn to make new dishes (I'm not very creative at making up recipes or modifying existing ones). Especially since I will be inheriting the responsibility to prepare a New Years Day dinner next year for my family and will have to cook for a large group of people...yikes!!!
My favorite things to cook
My husband and I both come from families who are big "meat & potato" eaters. I like making tradition meals, such as pot roast, or roast chicken and mashed potatoes. I myself also love rice and pasta dishes, but don't get to make them too often because my husband is not crazy about them.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I believe that sitting down to a nice family dinner each night (without the TV being on at our house) is a great way to spend quality family time together and to communicate. This was very important to my parents growing up, and I plan to do the same with my family. I also enjoy getting together with my parents and my brother and his family for dinners, where my Mom & I have time together in the kitchen, preparing dinner.
My cooking triumphs
I recently made my first homemade pie (apple), using recipes for the crust and filling that I found on this website. It turned out really well and everyone really liked it...woo-hoo!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made lasagna for my parents and my brother, I stopped at the store on the way to their house and bought all of the ingredients. I made the lasagna and all seemed well until my brother (who is very picky, especially when I'm cooking) took a couple of bites. He said it tasted funny and my Dad agreed. Come to find out, 1 pkg. of the cheeze I bought was clumpy and had mold in it. Neither my Mom nor I saw it when I put the lasagna together and I didn't notice it while eating as I always scrap off the top layer of cheese anyway (the moldy package was what I used for the top of the lasagna). It definitely wasn't my finest moment! To this day, my brother pretends to gag and pass out when I say I'm making lasagna! Oh, and the first time I tried to melt chocolate in the microwave it caught on fire. Oops!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Baked Honey Nut Chicken
My husband & I absolutely loved this recipe. I did add some oregano, pepper and garlic powder to the egg mixture for a bit more flavor. Goes great with mashed potatoes too. This is now one of our favorite ways to fix chicken!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2006
Easy Pasta Casserole
This recipe was very quick and easy to make and tasted pretty good. I did use a little less pasta and canned mushrooms instead of fresh (which I drained). I also used regular stewed tomatoes since that's all I had on hand, so I just added some extra oregano, garlic and basil to the sauce. Next time I think I may stir some extra cheese into the pasta mixture to make it a little bit cheesier. Overall, this is a great recipe to keep on hand when you don't have much time and need something fast.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2006
Grandma's Secret Pie Crust
I used this recipe while making my first pie crust. It was simple to make and I had no difficulty rolling the dough. It also baked very well and tasted great!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2006

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