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Amanda Schanze

Amanda Schanze
Home Town: Erie, Illinois, USA
Living In: Eire, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Hey! I am a self taught cook. I started the day I moved in with my Husband. Who knew you couldn't cut chicken with a serrated knife! I love new recipes, and was so excited when I found this site! Thank you!
My favorite things to cook
I love trying new side dishes. You can take the same meat dish and make it look and taste different depending on what you serve with it! I am not much of a "baker" per say, so when I find an easy delicious cake of cookie reicpe, I'll be sure to try it.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to cook with my daughter. Shelikes to measure and dump. She usually lets me stir because it getss too thick. It will be interesting when I think she's old enough to use a knife!
My cooking triumphs
I don't really have a "triumph." I've tried a lot of recipes that my family has asked for often. And I've only had one or two big "OOPS!" moments.
My cooking tragedies
Speaking of "OOPS!" moments, When I started cooking, I didn't know you measure fresh and dried herbs differently. My recipe called for 2T of fresh basil. I put in 2T of dried basil. The result was not very tasty. To this day, I don't really care for basil!
Recipe Reviews 28 reviews
Baked French Toast
This was GREAT! Crunchy on top and creamy underneath. I loved it! The only thing different I did was tore the bread in pieces. It only made the recipe easier!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2014
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
This was too much like pumpkin pie for me. If you like Pumpkin pie, then it's pretty goo I guess.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2014
Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms
Very Yummy! My daughter suggested I add bacon next time! I think I just might!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2014

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