coley Profile - (11785423)

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Home Town: D-Town, Colorado, USA
Living In: Denver, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Asian, Indian, Southern
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Blog...  4 posts
Oct. 13, 2010 11:28 am 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2010 7:13 am
I always am wanting to create new dishes I've never tried, new versions of this and that, exciting new flavors to have my family try... but there's a problem... a little problem.... but a big one - haha. Money.  Cash flow.  Budget.  Of course we can afford food, but to venture out of the… MORE
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About this Cook
I've been married for 9.5 years but not until the past year have I really delved into cooking. I used to be terribly intimidated by cooking and my husband was so talented at it, I just figured I couldn't do it, so I rarely strayed away from my 'usual recipes', many that I grew up with. But in the past 2 years, I've been doing lots of self searching and being more confident in myself and my abilities, and have discovered that I actually have a deep love and interest in cooking! I think about it all the time and can't wait til the next time I'm let loose in the kitchen with some free time!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are things I know my family is looking forward to - so anything along the lines of chilis, casseroles, stews and ethnic foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Through the vast selection of recipes here on, I've been able to look up and experiment with foods from my ethnic background that I haven't tried before, but have enjoyed during family get togethers - asian/islander cuisine.
My cooking triumphs
Every few days I seem to have cooking triumphs these days. I'm not only surprising myself, but when my PARENTS are surprised and pleased with my food - it's quite a triumph for me, too :)
My cooking tragedies
Oh dear, I haven't had many tragedies just yet, but certainly have had things that I "won't try again". At this point, 3 out of 4 of my meals are following recipes, so those don't go awry too often - unless I improvise, haha. I have let out ingredients before and been super bummed about it! But I just gotta keep going, because it makes ME happy - and of course, my family.
Recipe Reviews 41 reviews
Blackberry Muffins
They are good! Very moist :)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2012
BBQ Chicken Crescents
This hit the spot for my family! I was looking for something 'kid friendly' as my husband and I always love exotic fair. I figured to give my kids a break and try something new, fun looking and easy to eat. I chose this since I had some chicken staring at me in the fridge, needing to be used. I'm glad I did. The kids didn't even question it (ages 5 and 7) and ate it up. And to my surprise, even my husband (who isn't picky, but his favorites are always pretty complicated) really liked it and even requested to have it more often! I wasn't the biggest fan ever, but hey, it was easy, it was tasty and my family all liked it!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 18, 2011
Chicken and Stuffing Casserole
Quick and super easy, kids really liked it! Kinda hits the spot when you're jonesin' for holiday flavors.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 2, 2011
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