Natalie Profile - (19159057)

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Home Town: Greenwood, Indiana, USA
Living In: Frederickson, Washington, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Growing up in a family of non-cooks, I taught myself how to cook in college and realized how much I enjoyed it. It's one of my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy being mom to my cat and two dogs and reading.
My favorite things to cook
I love using my slow cooker! There's nothing better than walking in my front door and having my whole house smell incredible!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I enjoy making fried chicken on the weekend together. He fries the chicken with his "secret" batter, and I make the sauces for it.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving was the first holiday I ever hosted in my home. Living on an Air Force base, my husband and I had a lot of guys at our house for dinner. I planned and cooked the dinner for all 10 people on my own, and everything turned out perfect. It was definitely one of my proudest moments! :)
My cooking tragedies
My husband will never let me forget my chicken florentine casserole disaster! The recipe called for lemon juice, and I accidentally added the juice of a whole lemon. The casserole was absolutely inedible. I learned that a little lemon juice goes a long way!
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry with Chicken and Broccoli
Loved this! I used fresh broccoli and threw it in with everything else. I also added red bell pepper. To have a thicker sauce, I didn't use chicken stock. The flavor was great!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2012
Best Fried Green Tomatoes
These were PERFECT! Made exactly to recipe!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2012
Almond Cupcake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
This was delicious! The cake was very moist and flavorful. The icing didn't have as much caramel flavor as I would have liked, so I added some sugar free caramel sauce I have for coffee. Great go to recipe for fancy but easy dessert!

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2012

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