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Home Town: Ithaca, Michigan, USA
Living In: Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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Blog...  1 post
Feb. 20, 2012 5:09 pm 
Updated: Dec. 18, 2012 8:12 pm
Mini Cupcake Cupcake Toppers One evening, while browsing Pinterest (the most addicting website after All Recipes in my foodie/crafty/inspiration-seeking opinion), I came across a picture of what I think is probably the cutest thing you could possibly do to a cupcake, cake, cookie... or… MORE
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About this Cook
I'm a 26 year old foodie living in NW Illinois in a beautiful, quaint small town. I love to play in the dirt; vegetable and flower gardening are my favorite summertime hobbies. I work full-time managing a small company here in our town and my husband and I also own and operate our own car audio business. We are the proud parents of two adorable Patterdale Terriers (Chase & Layla) who keep us well entertained. I've been blessed with the most amazing, loving man who is my biggest culinary supporter. I could barely boil water when we first met! I've been cooking for a little over five years and I hope that my enthusiasm for it never goes away. :D
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake; something about it is very therapeutic. In the summer I really enjoy cooking an entire meal on the grill. I also prefer dishes that I can take my time with. I love the stirring, chopping, sauteeing, etc.... stir-fries are too hectic for me!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband and I have work schedules that don't allow us to sit down and eat dinner together during the week, so on weekends we love to actually enjoy a meal together. In the winter we have homemade pizza on Sunday nights (Buffalo Chicken or BBQ Chicken are on the menu alot!). During the summer we love to cook outside using the grill and smoker. If we are having burgers, we always make tiny burger patties for the dogs too :)
My cooking triumphs
Cooking in itself is a triumph for me! Until several years ago I lived on bagels and Lean Cuisines... then I found AllRecipes and I can hold my own in the kitchen now!
My cooking tragedies
I've been lucky that I haven't had any 'tragedies' as of yet. Of course I've made some things that were less than amazing, but as I get more and more confident in the kitchen I find myself being able to fix dishes that aren't quite to our tastes.
Recipe Reviews 1110 reviews
Chicken Taco Filling
So easy, so simple, so good. Great base for so many dishes - I throw this in the slow cooker before work, then come home and make tacos, enchiladas, Mexican casserole, nachos, etc.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 12, 2014
Baked Slow Cooker Chicken
Awesome! I added more seasonings (garlic & onion powders, marjoram, thyme, etc) and used a bed of carrots, onions, and celery instead of the foil balls. Making it again soon. Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2013
Chicken Stuffed Chiles
Yummy! I used poblano peppers - not sure if I was supposed to, but they worked great. Just a few tweaks because I knew it would be a tad bland for our tastes. I added a can of rotel and about a cup of sour cream to the filling, along with garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. I also used green enchilada sauce. I'll make this again; we really liked it. Thanks :)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2013
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