NessTheMess Profile - (14734353)

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Home Town: Columbia City, Indiana, USA
Living In: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a single parent of a 16 year old son. I have 2 grown daughters and a grandson, who is the love of my life. All of my children helped me in the kitchen as soon as they could stand on a chair. My grandson does the same. I have an amazing boyfriend, that incidentally, does not even know how to fry an I do all of the cooking in our home. I love it more than ever now. I am trying new things almost daily and love to experiment. My family is full of great cooks, both men & women.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook italian. I love the rich and robust flavors. I am really cooking a lot of new things now as I have much more time with only one child in the home.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family has always cooked down home comfort foods. Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Roasted Meats & always canned our own vegetables, etc. I will always still cook those "comfort" foods.
My cooking triumphs
Chicken Cacciatore - This is one of my specialties. :) I serve it over Angel Hair Pasta. I also make an amazing Chili :)
My cooking tragedies
Too many to name. I think that if you don't have tragedies you can't learn the in's and out's of cooking.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Pepperoni Meatza
I loved this! I'm doing a gluten free low carb diet and this was perfect. I did make variations. I used organic tomato sauce and added Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder and Parmesan cheese to make my own low-carb sauce. I had some pork sausage so I added that to the beef. I added Italian seasoning and didn't use caraway seeds. I added green and black olives, fresh mushrooms, pepperoni, and a Mexican blend cheese. YUM will make this a lot as I love pizza and this is better than a flour crust to me!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 10, 2014
Slow Cooker Reuben Dip
This was amazing!! I am a huge Ruben fan and loved this. I'll be making this again and again. Thanks for the great recipe. It's nice to take something different.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2014
Sweet Creme de Vie
I made this, following the recipe to a T- Which I normally do the first time I make something. I have to say it's very good but too strong! I like a strong drink but a whole bottle of 151 was a bit much. Next year I will only use half of the bottle as we had to add regular egg nog to this to be able to drink it and make it through the night without passing out LOL ;) Great recipe other than that.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2014
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