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Living In: Pocatello, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a military wife and mother. Through all the moves we get to try different foods from different regions of the country, its great. I always have to make minor adjustments to our normal grocery list as we move, it is amazing how we take some foods for granted when they are easy to find. I have been cooking since I was about 5 at first just helping. By about 8 I was making full meals. I have a really hard time cooking in small proportions, even though my family is a bit smaller now. I love cooking for other people.
My favorite things to cook
I am a potato junkie and love almost anything with potatoes. They are just so easy to use and can be added to so many different things. I also like breads a lot. Okay maybe I am just a carb junkie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love having my daughters in the kitchen with me. Cooking becomes a family event most nights with everyone pitching in a little, its great and I think that it brings us a little closer. We are also very big on family dinners; no phone, tv or anything else, just dinner and family to talk to.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest triumph was getting the meringue perfect for Lemon meringue pie. I look at it now and say its easy but it took me 4 Thanksgivings and two Christmases to finally get where it was not only edible but good. I am still working on the perfect pie crust though.
My cooking tragedies
Meringue for awhile was a tragedy for me 2 Thanksgivings it wasn't even edible and came out either really runny or overly stiff. Another one was with my husband, I was making stir fry and he decided he wanted seafood so we tried crab instead of chicken (should have used shrimp but he loves crab), needless to say we all had pizza that night.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Momma Lamb's Famous Fruit Salad
This was an awesome fruit salad. Will be making this again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2013
Pot Roast Dips
Made this exactly as the recipe states and it was wonderful!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2013
Tuna Noodle Casserole from Scratch
My husband loves tuna noodle casserole and this one was a perfect match since I hate using cans. This was also the only tuna noodle casserole I can say I enjoy. We will be making this again.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2013

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