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Home Town: Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
Living In: Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
God's blessed me with an awesome little family- husband and two little girls (so far). My husband is a youth pastor so we get the priviledge of working with middle and high school students. We live overseas and love being in different cultures and that our children get to experience the world a little as they grow.
My favorite things to cook
Well, people say that dessert is my "love language" so pretty much anything in that catagory is a favorite. Lately I've been enjoying using the slow cooker and making different stir-frys and fried rice concoctions. I haven't really found anything that I DON'T like to cook, so it's hard to pick a favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up we had "Christmas dinner" probably every other month or so- turkey and the works. Plus the nights of great leftovers. My grandmother was from Croatia so every special holiday we made Povatitza- a swirled nut bread from her homeland. I also like that kids are always part of the cooking experience- there was/is always a place for little helpers.
My cooking triumphs
Oh, I don't know.... my husband is so encouraging that everything I make is his "new favorite." I have made some good looking desserts- triffles and such. Oh, and discovering that cream puffs, strawberries, and chocolate fondue are a perfecct match was quite exciting. (Stick a cream puff, then a strawberry, and dip. YUM!)
My cooking tragedies
I made possibly the world's WORST homemade BBQ sauce. It was pretty much inedible- and of course was the theme ingredient in most of the dinner. I wanted to throw it out and order pizza but my husband and our COMPANY insisted on eating it.... at least the dessert was good.
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Spinach Roll-Ups
These were SUPER easy and yummy! As per other's suggestions, I used light cream cheese instead of the mayo and sour cream. I also used real bacon and green onions. After chilling for about 3 hours they were really easy to cut and everyone really liked them.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2007
Easy Streusel Coffee Cake
This was pretty yummy- I tweeked the recipe a little after reading the other comments. I used fat free sour cream instead of yogurt because that's what I had, made the streusel with pecans and added two Tbls of brown sugar as well. Before topping with the rest of the batter I also sprinkled some mini-chocolate chips over the streusel. It took about 40 minutes to bake in a 9x13 pan. I just had a piece (had to try it before I take it to a meeting...) and I'm going to make a little glaze for the top to add a little extra umph. Overall, good, easy recipe though- I will keep it on file.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2007
Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce
Easy and yummy. I use the low fat cream cheese, reduced fat Parmesan and 2% milk and it's creamy and thickens nicely. We toss it all together with pasta, chicken, and broccoli and the whole family - including a 4 and almost 2 year old - loves it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2006

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