Mel Profile - (10102413)

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Home Town: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Photography, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I live in South Carolina but grew up in Iowa. I like simple fresh food but also enjoy gourmet food. Living near Charleston SC is great because of the fabulous restaurants downtown. The seafood here is also great because it is so fresh. I love to travel and hope to travel more in the future. I've never been to Europe and I think it would be great to experience other cultures and authentic cuisine.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food and Mexican. I also really enjoy grilling and baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm part Polish so some of my favorite childhood memories are of my Mom and Aunts making perogies.
My cooking tragedies
I've only messed up a few times in my life of cooking or baking. I baked cookies once and I forgot to add the baking soda so they were as hard as rocks. Otherwise I've been pretty lucky.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
World's Best Lasagna
Family and friends rave about this lasagna! It is amazing!! I follow the recipe exactly as written.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2011
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
I micro-waved the sweet potatoes and then just split them open and scooped out the insides....super easy. I also doubled the topping and added 1 tsp cinnamon to the sweet potato mixture and increased the vanilla extract to 1 tsp. I used a hand blender to mix everything up. Will never make sweet potato casserole with canned yams again!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2011
Easy OREO Truffles
I thought this were just OK. Honestly I think I prefer my Oreos in their original form...with a glass of milk. I didn't think these were worth all the work.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2009

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