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Kim's Cooking Now!


Kim's Cooking Now!
 
Home Town: Little Chute, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Kennesaw, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert
Hobbies: Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Grandma Rita's Soft Butter Rolls
Awesome Pulled Pork BBQ
Green Pozole
Restaurant-Style Buffalo Chicken Wings
Linguine with Garlicky White Clam Sauce
  
Provincial Tomatoes
Pear and Sour Cherry Crisp
Mustard Vinaigrette
The Juiciest Hamburgers Ever
LC's Sweet Potato Fries
About this Cook
My husband and I have been married for 18 years. We have two beautiful children, a daughter (15) and a son (14). I grew up in Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 children. I work full-time in the printing industry, from the comforts of my home. My husband is from Italy, from a town called Aprilia, which is about 30 minutes from Rome. I learned a lot about Italian cooking from his mother. She came to stay with us for 7 months when each of our children were born. My husband and I both enjoy cooking, and we prepare meals at home 6-7 nights a week. One of us usually runs the kids to their activities, and the other stays home and cooks. We make a great team! Check out my blog at www.kimscookingnow.com
My favorite things to cook
I have a major sweet tooth and love to bake! Muffins, breads, cookies, cakes. My husband bakes homemade bread a couple of times a week. We eat a LOT of pasta, and enjoy making fresh pasta for Sunday dinner as a special treat!
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was a young girl, my job was to do most of the candy and cookie making around the holidays. I still make the same things I made when I was a little girl, and am trying to hand down these traditions to my children as well. Every Thanksgiving, I make a big traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Both of our families live far away, so we always invite our friends or neighbors over to share this meal.
My cooking triumphs
Too many to count. Probably making yeast breads. After a couple of failures, I finally got it right.
Recipe Reviews 296 reviews
Awesome Pulled Pork BBQ
We had friends over for dinner, and everyone liked this. I did need to adjust the BBQ sauce a bit after following the recipe, but I'm sure this was just our own personal tastes. For me, the mustard overpowered the sauce a bit. Played around a bit to get it to suite my taste. I really liked the pork portion of the recipe, and might use that again with my favorite bottled BBQ sauce.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2014
Green Pozole
My husband and son LOVED this. It was a little on the spicy side for me, but I'm kind of a spice wimp - so I will give it 5 stars based on their review. It was my first time using a dried chile. I think next time I will not only remove the stem, but also slice it down the middle and remove some of the seeds inside. The only change I made was that I used all pork. It was a very tasty, satisfying dinner. When I make it again, and I will, I will cut back on the amount of meat. 2 lbs was a lot of meat compared to the rest of the ingredients.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2014
Linguine with Garlicky White Clam Sauce
This was very good! I did use only 1 can of clams, which was plenty for 5 of us, used a tad more butter and skipped the oregano (just a personal preference). My Italian husband loved it! Seeing as he bought about 6 cans of clams recently, I think I'll be making this one again!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2014
 
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