• Joined August, 2004
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I subscribed to BigOven when my family moved from Texas, to Dresden Germany several years ago. BigOven was my link to home, great recipies and the English language during our 2 year stay in Germany. My family moved back to Texas for a couple of years and in 2010 we moved to upstate New York. Although we seem to be on the move every few years; My cookbooks may go into storage for a while, but I always have my favorites saved on BigOven!
 
Besides cooking, I like gardening, travel, reading, scrapbooking, needlepoint and decorating. I love football, lacrosse and camping with my husband and son. I also love a girl's day out with my daughter that might include shopping, bookstores, lunch or a pedicure!
 
I am married and the mother of 2.  My daughter is grown and living in Austin Texas and my son is gearing up for High School! My daughter has joined the BigOven family and I enjoy sharing recipes with her.
My family enjoys grilling outdoors year round. We also love Mexican dishes and seafoods. I love planning holiday and special occasion meals, and I also love those recipes you can have on the table in 30 minutes! Some of my favorite recipes can be prepared and frozen for later use or thrown into a crockpot and forgotten until dinner time.

My Most Recent Ratings

Our Secret Sirloin Steak

Our Secret Sirloin Steak

Juicy, tender, loved the sauce! I broiled a 2 lb sirloin at 400 for 12 minutes each side for medium well. Let stand 10 minutes before carving. 3/1/2013
Potato Kielbasa Skillet

Potato Kielbasa Skillet

I left some of the bacon grease in the skillet which added a little more bacon flavor. The combination of sweet and sour in this recipe is perfect. Yum! — jen815 3/2/2012
Pinto Beans And Ham

Pinto Beans And Ham

Great flavor! I used a ham bone that I froze after serving a ham dinner and I omited the salt entirely. I also cooked the beans on high in the crockpot. Will definately make again! — carlanderson0 1/29/2012
Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

Cheesy Mexican Cornbread

Looks and smells as good as it tastes. Great right out of the skillet with ham and pinto beans and delicious the next morning with butter and honey! — Beachbumette 1/29/2012
Sour Cream Biscuits

Sour Cream Biscuits

Delicious! This recipe is a keeper. I look forward to trying these as a base for strawberry shortcake! 1/16/2012
Caramelized Baked Chicken

Caramelized Baked Chicken

Loved this dish! I used drumsticks. Next time I'll try wings — npiromsuk 1/16/2012
Bread Dipping Sauce

Bread Dipping Sauce

Delicious blend of flavors with a mild kick of heat. Served with wine and cheese. — kmhaslam 8/6/2011
Ranch Cube Steaks

Ranch Cube Steaks

Quick, easy, delish! — melarky 6/10/2011
French Onion Pork Chop Casserole

French Onion Pork Chop Casserole

I don''t make loin chops often because they tend to be dry or tough. My family ate this up! Served with a salad and iced tea. — webtexan 7/31/2010
Steak Pinwheels with Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffing

Steak Pinwheels with Sun-Dried Tomato Stuffing

These will put any store bought version to shame. The steak, tomatoes and stuffing are a perfect, melt in your mouth, blend of flavors. YUM! — mandylee1081 5/17/2010
Adirondack Corn Chowder

Adirondack Corn Chowder

[I posted this recipe.] — hanan@home 3/10/2010
Tomatoe Pie

Tomatoe Pie

[I posted this recipe.] — hanan@home 2/15/2010
Texas Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Texas Bacon Smashed Potatoes

[I posted this recipe.] — hanan@home 2/15/2010
Asian Lettuce Wrap

Asian Lettuce Wrap

The ingredients are easily prepped in advance the night before or the morning of.....and then easily combined for a quick light dinner. OR,...Serve these with a hearty soup on a cold winter night! Love it! — promfh 2/6/2010
Pumpkin-chocolate Loaf

Pumpkin-chocolate Loaf

[I posted this recipe.] — hanan@home 11/14/2009
Thanksgiving Stuffing (cheat! Using Stovetop=))

Thanksgiving Stuffing (cheat! Using Stovetop=))

I have made this recipe more than once. YUM! I made edits to this recipe. — Dana 11/11/2009
Make Ahead- Bbq Baby-back Ribs

Make Ahead- Bbq Baby-back Ribs

[I made edits to this recipe.] — hanan@home 11/7/2009
Make Ahead- Bbq Baby-back Ribs

Make Ahead- Bbq Baby-back Ribs

[I posted this recipe.] — hanan@home 11/7/2009
Easy Tiramisu

Easy Tiramisu

This is an excellent short cut to my husbands favorite dessert! Angel food cake or Lady Fingers work better. Make it the night before you serve it! I used rum extract because I had it! YUM! — ladybugplus 6/20/2009
Cioppino (seafood Stew)

Cioppino (seafood Stew)

[I posted this recipe.] — hanan@home 2/15/2009

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Really enjoyed this with grilled lemon lime chicken tonight. Thanks!

11 months ago    stevemur

Sorry, I didn't give you proper credit for this amazing dish. I made it tonight and it was excellent!

11 months ago    stevemur

Than you for your lovely comment!

6 years ago    little_fieldmouse

Thanks for all the wonderful recipes, I don't think I would step foot in the Kitchen if not for all your wisdom and recipes!

6 years ago    mandylee1081

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