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Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith
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Living In: Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy
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About this Cook
I'm a good cook and I really don't need a recipe for most dishes. I love finding new recipes that might include something I hadn't thought of before.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a fan of soups, stews, one pot dishes and exciting new main dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't think of my family without thinking of picnics. Mom made the best picnic foods! I've taken on that tradition and my daughters have, too. We still love to picnic. My kids would probably say that they think of me grilling which is one thing I love to do. And of course there's also cheesecake! My daughters and I are always trying to make the very best cheesecake.
My cooking triumphs
What I would consider a cooking triumph has to involve my hot wing recipe or any recipe that I've made my own and has people begging for more!
My cooking tragedies
My biggest tragedy was a fancy ham dinner and I hadn't removed the paper that the ham was wrapped in. Wow. I was very young with two small babies and apparently ridiculously distracted!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Black Beans and Rice
This is a great basic recipe! My family likes spicy so I jazzed it up with some chipotle seasoning and a hot chili powder, but it's certainly not necessary. Also, I had to add about 1/2 cup more broth (I used low sodium chicken) to keep it moist. All in all a great side dish! Thank you for posting it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 4, 2014
Corned Beef and Cabbage II
Best tasting corned beef recipe I've ever made. So easy and yummy - I'll use it every time instead of boiling.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 17, 2012
Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever
Great peanut butter taste in a wonderfully chewy cookie. I used natural peanut butter with flax seed added so I warmed it a little in the microwave before adding the other ingredients. Everything a pb cookie should be. Thanks!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2011

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