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Home Town: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Living In: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Biking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I love Jesus. I love my husband, his family, and my family- it worked out well! I love outdoor adventures and working out with my husband. We are believing for kids someday....soon! I've done a lot of overseas travel and living abroad so I appreciate lots of different foods. I have to watch out for my tendencies toward sweets- we love each other :) but I know that sugar is an empty nutrient that must be mastered. I have been dabbling in more real, whole foods and raw food eating- thank the Lord my husband eats practically anything...yet with my cooking he's actually becoming more of a food connoisseur instead of a dispose-all. Even so, I love some of the classics that I grew up with of which I hope to share soon!
My favorite things to cook
Bean dip Mexican cornbread Cheese crisps (absolute fav!) Enchiladas (all kinds) Fajitas Hummous slow cooker anything stir frys Daniel soups (when fasting)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Refried beans Enchiladas cheese crisps Nana's chocolate cake fudge tuna casserole meatloaf
My cooking triumphs
Moroccan pot roast that I got off of allrecipes! Everyone raved and my black friends said 'you put your foot in this!'-- a real compliment! I try new recipes constantly since getting married 2 1/2 yrs ago and it seems everything I have made for the most part is very well my joy and amazement :)
My cooking tragedies
Some of the Daniel soups I've thrown together lately are definitely not that good, but with cheese and some spices it can be palatable. I dried out my first attempt to slow cook a pot roast because I didn't add more water later since I was at work all day.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Broccoli, Leek, and Potato Soup
FULL OF FLAVOR! The 1 tbsp of pepper was just enough spicey- loved it! Instead of bacon I put in a tbsp of bacon grease that I always keep on hand and also added one large sweet potato too. I only had turkey broth so used that. Also just had about 1 1/2 cups of 1/2 n 1/2 instead of milk. Turned out FANTASTIC! Everyone loved it. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2014
Banana Sour Cream Bread
I made this with only maybe 1/2 cup brown sugar and whole wheat bread flour, 2 extra bananas and it turned out fabulous! moist and not dense and more naturally sweetened. Lovely recipe!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 20, 2014
Cocoa Quickies
Easy and tasty! I modified a little and used coconut oil instead of butter, 2 cups of Bob's Red Mill Natural granola and 1 cup oats. The sweetness in the granola led to only adding 3/4 c brown sugar (instead of white). Also the granola adds a crunch to it all. Finally, I added 1 lidfull of vanilla- turned out great! Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2013

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