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Home Town: Overland Park, Kansas, USA
Living In: Augusta, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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May 22, 2011 2:08 pm 
Updated: Jun. 21, 2011 4:50 pm thought about making another one for this website, since I'm usually here multiple hours of every day, but I decided against it. ┬áPlease feel free to learn all about my wedding planning/getting in shape and most importantly, cooking at the link listed … MORE
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From The Blog:  Wedding Diet Cookery
About this Cook
Well I'm in the midst of a concerted effort to lose weight and get in shape for my wedding in October, while eating delicious food and adjusting to life in the South. (I'm originally from Kansas)
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to bake, but I'm really getting into cooking all kinds of things. I especially like to cook salmon with various fruit/soy glazes, my secret broccoli cheddar chicken, anything involving Nutella, and I'm currently especially obsessed with cake pops.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family is Italian, Sicilian to be specific, so I'm generally influenced by that style of cooking. I'm known to use copious amounts of garlic in just about everything (side note, while in CA I went to the Gilroy Garlic Festival and fell in love with garlic ice cream of all things). Also, my mom is a fantastic baker so I got that from her.
My cooking triumphs
After loving broccoli cheddar chicken from Cracker Barrel, my fiance requested that I learn to cook that. I found some ideas online, but have since made it my own and I'm proud to say that both he and I prefer my recipe.
My cooking tragedies
I recently got a slow cooker and have been experimenting with using it...there have definitely been some tears. I tried broccoli beef in there the first time I used it and it turned out terrible! Dry and salty. I've since improved, thank goodness.
Recipe Reviews 49 reviews
Hummus III
Delicious hummus recipe. I made the following adjustments. First, I used 2 cans of chickpeas, reserving the liquid. I processed the chickpeas alone in the food processor for a few minutes until they were smooth. Then I added 1/2 cup tahini, 4 cloves of garlic, 1/4 cup lemon juice, and 1 tsp salt. I processed it again for about 3-4 minutes until it was smooth and creamy. So good!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2013
Boston Cream Pie II
This review is for the cake and filling only. I used a different frosting recipe. I doubled this cake recipe to yield 2 9 inch layers, and my only change was adding 1 cup of sour cream and only using 1/2 cup milk (for TWO layers, remember). This made the cake fluffier and more moist...really great.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2012
Boston Cream Pie I
This rating pertains only to the icing... I used a different cake and filling recipe, but this ganache was HEAVENLY. So delicious. I doubled the recipe for a 9 inch 2 layer cake and had a nice thick fudgy layer of ganache on top. So good.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2012

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