geekygirl Profile - (10435274)


Home Town: Tulsa Area, Oklahoma, USA
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Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Charity Work
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Nov. 12, 2011 2:45 pm 
Updated: Nov. 12, 2011 11:26 pm
Today I was able to move about freely throughout my day without many cares in the world.  I was grocery shopping for my sweet sister's birthday meal tomorrow - Alice Spring's chicken, breadsticks, Strawberry, Spinach and Kiwi Salad, bacon-wrapped baked potatoes, and carrot cake and ice cream.… MORE
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About this Cook
I love to cook, therefore I have (but love to, also) to exercise! I'm an avid runner - have run a few marathons, was out for awhile with injuries, but now, with a new lab mix pound puppy who loves to run, too, am enjoying the thrill of running again down leaf-canopied paths in our community.
My favorite things to cook
I'm always looking for high-fiber and low-calorie. Healthy, vegetable dishes, hearty, high-grain breads, with low fat meat dishes are what I focus on for me and my family.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family was brought up raising a garden and our own cattle, so eating healthy has been a way of life for us. Our beef was always much lower fat than most you find in the stores (I would have compared it to the store - 95% lean). Being also raised in a very athletic family, we always were very conscious of what we put into our body being the fuel for future energy expenditures. My children are also health conscious and aware that frequent exercise must be ingrained as part of your life - a healthy habit to be compared to brushing your teeth or being well-groomed otherwise.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking "meals" was something I never enjoyed. As a youngster, I grew up enjoying being creative with baking sweets and breads. The learning curve was trying to enjoy cooking meals (I found a glass of wine, helps, too) and the gratification that comes from those who enjoy the meals you prepare.
My cooking tragedies
Burning things. I'm easily distracted. :)
Recipe Reviews 81 reviews
Lasagna Roll Ups
Good, but as others have indicated, add some Italian spices. If you rinse noodles in cold water, this keeps them from being gummy or not as sticky as others have indicated. Also, as directions indicate, don't fully cook the noodles!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 3, 2014
Blueberry Banana Bread

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Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2014
Extra-Easy Spinach Lasagna
Added some extra Italian spices and this was magnificent!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 26, 2014
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