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Carson's Mommy

Carson's Mommy
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Member Since: Sep. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Knitting, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Korean BBQ Galbi
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
French Bread
Caramel Apple Cranberry Pie
About this Cook
I am a mother of a very energetic, funny, happy and loving boy. My husband travels all over the country for business, so when he is home, I like to spoil him with home cooked meals. I find absolute fulfillment and happiness in cooking for my family! Footnote: my interest in cooking actually started on a dare. After college, while working as a Human Genetics research associate at UCLA, a colleague discovered that I have never cooked anything in my life! This person challenged me to cook. I accepted the challenge, reminding them that if I can carry out scientific experiments, I should be able to follow recipes, right?! Well, I have been cooking since and I am forever thankful for that very moment!
My favorite things to cook
I love incorporating functional and whole foods into my cooking. I gravitate towards recipes that only use fresh ingredients and modify those that do not. Lately, my family has frequently shopped at farmers markets and I just absolutely love cooking with the fresh produce that we come home with!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every weekend, my 4-year old and I would make breakfast, which the family shares together. He and I also quite often make breads, pies, cupcakes and cookies from scratch. I am very fortunate that he shares my passion for cooking and baking, so far. This holiday season (2012) will be very special since it will be the first time that he can actually be involved with cooking and baking. We are starting a new family tradition this year!
My cooking triumphs
My recent cooking triumph is actually more of my son's triumph. At five years old (2013), he actually made the buttery soft pretzel recipe from this site with minimal instructions and supervision from me. My husband couldn't be more proud when the pretzels turned out to be "better than the mall pretzels!" :-)
My cooking tragedies
I have had plenty of cooking tragedies, largely due to my experimental nature.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Homemade Flour Tortillas
I can't believe that it is this easy to make tortillas, even without a tortilla press! The dough is so easy to work with! I did not have any problems rolling the dough out paper-thin using only a rolling pin and without additional dusting of flour. I also love that the recipe calls for very little fat. I used palm oil & coconut oil blend instead of lard and the recipe still worked! This recipe is excellent and makes delicious, soft and tender tortillas which are definitely much better than those bought at the store. Because they are quite easy to make, I will no longer purchase commercial tortillas! :-)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 10, 2015
Tiny Chicken Turnovers
These are very good and presents well at parties! I made them last night for my husband's party and they were all devoured within 10 minutes of my serving them! Everyone said that they were delicious and couldn't get enough! Even my picky eaters kept coming back for more! ??

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2015
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
My family loves this cookie! This is my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe -- it's crunchy outside and chewy inside!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 12, 2014

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