KIK_IT2 Profile - (1328090)


Home Town: Martinsville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Roseau, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a young mother that loves to cook and experiment with new tastes. My only problem is, of course, my children aren't to keen on my style of cooking. So, unfortunately, french fries are a regular part of my supper plans. Compramise is a good thing, I guess!!
My favorite things to cook
Personally, I'm a baker. I've been baking since I was 8. Cooking I've only done for the past 5 or so years. I'd have to say that good ol' home cookin' is my favorite, but I hold a special place for "southern" flare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother hates to cook, and my dad cooks very little. Unfortunately, there aren't very many traditions that my family shares when it comes to food. My goal is to change that with my own family. Food is a good bonding medium, and traditions are important.
My cooking triumphs
I'm self taught. My parents aren't much for being in the kitchen, but I sure am. Everything I know I've learned by experience or from magazines.
My cooking tragedies
WOW!! I've had several. I don't even know where to begin.
Recipe Reviews 140 reviews
Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Surprisingly simple and delicious! I made as is but there is endless possibilities with this recipe. Thanks for sharing!!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2014
Meatball Nirvana
I HATE meatballs, but I LOVE this recipe!! I am now a meatball lover, as long as it's these meatballs. Since I only had garlic powder on hand, I used that in place of the garlic salt and then just doubled the salt called for in the recipe. Also, since I have kids with little mouths, I made them smaller than what is stated in the recipe, probably about 3/4 inch in diameter. Since I made them smaller, I cut the cooking time down to 17 minutes and they were done perfectly! Cooked all the way through, a little browned on the outside and bottoms, but still nice and juicy. Everyone ate these up and they are being requested to be made again. Thanks so much for this recipe and converting me over to a meatball lover!!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 30, 2014
Chef John's Caramel Chicken
This recipe is a love/hate relationship. First off and most important, watch the video!! There are valube tips on the technique of making this dish. I cooked this on high the ENTIRE time and did not burn it. Don't be afraid to use high like the recipe calls for. As long as your flipping or stirring frequently, you are not going to burn it. Also, the cooking time is off on the recipe, at least for me it was. Took twice as long to reduce and caramelize, about 15-20 minutes. The flavor of the dish is like teriyaki. I personally didn't think it was too sweet, like other reviewers mentioned. However, I too agree that this dish is too salty, hence the missing stars. It was almost too salty for me to eat the first night I made it. Others in my family did not think so, though. The leftovers on the other hand were just fine. The saltiness diminished overnight in the fridge. I might have to find a different fish sauce to use or adjust the recipe to my taste. Overall, though, I will be making this dish over and over again because my family and I loved it. Best recipe I've found on Allrecipes in a long time.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2014

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