MImom Profile - Allrecipes.com (10942723)


Home Town: Bay City, Michigan, USA
Living In: Linden, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
Hubs and I
Cancun 2011
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Shortbread
Sweet, Sticy and Spicy Chicken
All-American Trifle
Carrot Cake III
My daughter and I at the Taylor Swift concert
About this Cook
I am a thirty something wife and mother who has recently become interested in all types of cooking and baking. I have two wonderful children, ages 8 and 6, as well a fabulous husband of almost 12 years. I am a physical therapist at a nursing home close to my home. I love my work but also enjoy being in the kitchen all day creating new dishes. My family has been very supportive of my new hobby and have enjoyed the benefits of my time in the kitchen. It is a great feeling to have someone thoroughly enjoy something you have made.
My favorite things to cook
I originally became interested in All Recipes because I was bored of the same old dishes for dinner. I really focused on expanding my repetoire of main dishes including chicken, beef and pork. Now my family complains because I rarely make the same thing twice. I now enjoy baking and making elaborate desserts. I guess the question is what don't I like to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
A new tradition I have started with my daughter and mother is to do holiday baking the weekend of deer hunting mid November. The guys go up north and the girls hang out all weekend in the kitchen. We also do big elaborate meals at our home for Thanksgiving and Christmas with all 4 of my siblings. I love to be in the kitchen with all three of my younger sisters. I am also happy my 8 year old daughter has caught the cooking bug.
My cooking triumphs
My extended family raves about my herb encrusted pork loin with honey dijon sauce. I have successfully made chocolate mousse from scratch and have mastered meringes.
My cooking tragedies
I cannot make hashbrowns to save my life. It is a joke in my family. They always turn to mush.
Recipe Reviews 98 reviews
Fabulous Foolproof Lasagna
Good recipe! I will add a little more ricotta next time. I didnt have enough to make a good thick layer. I did add more sauce as other reviews recommended and my noodles turned out good.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 3, 2012
Secret Sauce Chicken
Good marinade! All the ingredients I keep on hand. I did 1/2 the recipe for 5 large chicken breasts and only needed about 1/2 bottle of dressing. Only had time to marinate for about 6 hrs but will try for overnight next time. Do be careful grilling because it does tend to burn in areas. Overall good recipe.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2012
Asian Lettuce Wraps
What a great change of pace! Loved this recipe! Made just as recipe called for but held the chili sauce for kids. We put it on romaine lettuce leafs and garnished with shredded carrots and rice noodles for crunch. The beauty of this recipe is that you can use any kind of meat you prefer. I used ground sirloin but will try ground turkey next. I will definitely be making this for my extended family. This is very much "out of the box" for my meat and potatoe family.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2012
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