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Home Town: Canton, Illinois, USA
Living In: Rock Island, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of two teenagers and was recently freed from a full-time work schedule. Cooking more in-depth meals is on the horizon!
My favorite things to cook
No favorites except I really enjoy cooking with fresh herbs. I try lots of things as long as the ingredients aren't too exotic and hard to find.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas Eve I cook a fancy dinner of entirely new recipes for my husband and children. The adventure of the "hits and misses" is something we all anticipate.
My cooking triumphs
I'm particularly good at throwing together ingredients on hand for one-of-a-kind pasta sauces and soups.
My cooking tragedies
I've never been able to make decent mashed potatoes from scratch.
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
Cilantro-Lime Rice
Yum. Great way to use fresh cilantro. Had my meal all set up and unfortunately realized I had no rice in the pantry, so I substituted quinoa instead. Given the mealy texture of quinoa, I thought it might need a bit more, so I added a handful of frozen edamame in the last couple of minutes of cooking. Tasted terrific and the family loved it. We'll use this recipe again. Have to disagree with the comment about not using the chicken granules. I thought the broth flavoring was a great addition to the dish.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2014
Baked Ham with Maple Glaze
So yummy! I took the suggestion to substitute liquor for the red wine vinegar, but since we didn't have bourbon open, I used Southern Comfort. Basting a 5.5 lb. ham every 30 minutes kept it juicy and mine did not burn. Leftovers were terrific with ham and beans the next night!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2014
Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins
Good muffin recipe, and not too sweet as mentioned by other reviewers. I had about 2/3 cup of fresh red raspberries left and mixed them in at the end and sprinkled with flax seeds. Could easily have used a full cup of raspberries. Great way to use leftover buttermilk.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 30, 2013

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