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Mely Chef

Mely Chef
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Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti
Rosemary Chicken with Potatoes
Meatball Sandwich
Mexican Lasagna
About this Cook
I am a 20-something "corporate world" working gal who enjoys cooking about 3-4 times a week. Cooking is one of my simple joys because it allows me to be creative, be adventurous with trying new flavors and make those around me happy.
My favorite things to cook
I make a variety of dishes with a willingness to experiment on new entrees. My favorite dishes include: roasted potatoes, jambalaya, seafood pasta, pizza and stir-fries.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents incorporate Asian/South American cuisine styles in their cooking. For instance, plantain with sprinkled cinnamon is a family favorite at the dinner table.
My cooking triumphs
Baking (chocolate & walnut cookies, biscottis, brownies). Best ever!
My cooking tragedies
I think my attempt in making Spanish Rice has been one of my most "challenging" dishes. Either the rice is uncooked or too watery. Still haven't mastered it yet - hoping to find a way to make it yummy! Also, any sort of packet rice dishes like Rice-a-Roni; it never turns out right.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Meatball Sandwich
Bravo for a fantastic easy-to-make weeknight meal! I used the majority of the ingredients, but I added in: sliced bell peppers, lettuce and shredded parmesan cheese. This was really easy to make and my bf loved it, too! A+!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2008
Red Potato Chicken
A fantastic and simple weeknight meal! Made this while I added additional spices, including oregano, black pepper, crushed red pepper and onions and this was very, very good. Definitely a keeper recipe!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2008
Easy Mexican Casserole
This was a very flavorful dish! Substituted with kidney beans, skipped the sour cream, added bell peppers and diced the olives. My bf loved it and thanked me for making this meal. Looks good for leftovers, too!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2008

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