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Home Town: Annandale, Virginia, USA
Living In: Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Boating, Walking, Reading Books
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Marshmallow Fondant
Easter Bunny "Butt" Cake
Marshmallow Fondant
Raspberry Almond Coffeecake
Grilled Italian Sausage and Peppers over Penne Pasta
Strawberry Fields
Simple Orange Glaze (Lemon Version)
Hot Italian Sausage and Shrimp with Asiago Grits
Fruit-Filled White Cake
Simple Beef Pot Roast
About this Cook
Very happily married to a wonderful man. We created the "Bailey Bunch" when we got married with his four and my two kids (5 boys and 1 girl). Until recently, five children still lived with us. (We are down to two plus our 6 year old granddaughter now.) Three days out of the year, their ages go in order (24, 25, 26, 27 and 28). Although the most challenging times, when they were all in their teens, it was also a blast. We have often said that we should have had our own reality show with hidden cameras in the house. It would be a hit!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, sweets and treats of any kind. I love to search AR for less traditional desserts and prepare them. I love Pavlova and Kuchen!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinner. Due to the number of kids, we host all holidays and celebrations here for the entire family (no one else is crazy enough to invite all 10 of us to their home!) We also have a huge dinner every Sunday. All the children, their friends, boyfriend, girlfriends, father-in-law, everyone is included and expected to be here. This is a family tradition from my childhood.
Recipe Reviews 402 reviews
Simple Orange Glaze
I have used this sooo many times.... and it is perfect. Adjust the sugar or juice to make it as thin or thick as needed. This time I replaced the orange zest and juice with lemon. I have also done lime. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2012
Simple Beef Pot Roast
Delicious! Super easy, stress free Sunday dinner. Everyone loved it. Followed the recipe pretty close except increased the servings to 9 (had a 5 pd roast) and used apprx 1 tsp fresh rosemary and 1 tsp fresh thyme. Also added baby new red potatoes and a few fingerlings about 1/2 hour before servings. Perfect. This will be my new go to pot roast recipe. Thanks for sharing!

46 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2012
Mahi Mahi with Coconut Rice and Mango Salsa
Absolutely Wonderful!!! Followed the recipe with the exception of changing the number of servings to 6 and adding a couple TBS of diced red and orange bell pepper to the finished mango salsa and sprinkling of cilantro before serving. My rice had absorbed all the water in a shorter period of time than listed (approx 12 min) so I added approx. 1/4 cup of water and cooked for a few min before adding the coconut milk and sugar. The rice was delicious as instructed but next time I will add more coconut milk/water and cook a little longer (personal pref). We are already looking forward to adding this to the rotation for our big Sunday dinners and when we have company. Thanks for sharing!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2012
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