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Blender Woman


Blender Woman
 
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Apr. 13, 2014 9:21 pm 
Updated: Apr. 13, 2014 9:22 pm
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About this Cook
I have been a member with a profile since 2007, but was scoping the site many years before that printing recipes. It was a life saver in college and continues to be well used today, as my eating habits change. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts. I also received a certification in Culinary Arts, from a local community college, out of interest and to help me pay my bills to complete my college.
My favorite things to cook
For most every day dinners, I enjoy quick, lightened, or healthy meals. My favorite kitchen gadget has become my blender. I went through different models before finally getting a Vitamix machine which I had really wanted. I love finding recipes on Allrecipes or the internet to try in it for new smoothies, fruit drinks, soups, salsas, sauces, and fruit ice creams. I consume more vegetables and fruits than before and have lost weight in the process. I use it daily for breakfast or lunch. Feel free to "like" my page below, on Facebook. I post healthy smoothies, tasty & nutritious recipe finds, along with a variety of brand highlights, throughout the year, from Allrecipes: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blender-Woman/190872231084570
My favorite family cooking traditions
We had quite a few growing up. Too many to mention. Now, I enjoy finding new recipes, to try each year, to take to holiday parties. I have a few recipe boxes, one which is just for holidays, which keeps expanding.
My cooking triumphs
As a child it was baking and decorating dozens of Christmas cookies, each year, at my grandmas. Currently, it is all my ever growing knowledge in cooking, and becoming an Allrecipes Allstar. Here is a video, I was a proud part of, for Kahlua and Allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/video/4106/kahlua-coffee-break/detail.aspx
My cooking tragedies
I am sure we have all had a few, that's how we learn. My biggest kitchen dissasters were having a glass dish explode in the oven and using a broiler for the first time and catching the vegetables on fire. I have learned, don't ever leave the broiler when it's on.
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Potato Latkes from Simply Potatoes(R)
These turned out pretty good. I have made other potato latke/pancake type recipes and I noticed they were a tad more crisp than this one. These were a little on the dry side but good flavor nonetheless. I mixed it up and had planned to make one pancake and cut it into wedges. However, after I blended all of the ingredients, it didn't seem like a lot of batter. I used a muffin or #16 scoop and got 11 pancakes. I liked the green onion flavor as opposed to white onion which I typically have used in these recipes. I also used 1/2 tsp. of baking powder as opposed to the 1/4 of a tsp. as it just seemed like very little, for the purpose of making the pancakes rise a little. I didnt have egg product, so I whisked 3 eggs and it equaled the 1/2 cup. I would rather use fresh anyhow. For the whole wheat flour I used King Arthur white whole wheat and cooked each batch in about 1-2 tsp. of corn oil. ty

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2014
Cannoli Dip
I really didn't care for this. I made 1/4 of the recipe. That still yielded well over a cup. It just wasn't quite sweet enough and the texture of the ricotta was just so unpalatable to me. I really like cannolis too. I suppose, it was the deep fried cookie like crust that I actually liked all of these years. In the real dessert, the filling always seemed creamier to me also. Are they using heavy cream, mascarpone, not sure. It was also missing a hint of fruit flavor maybe lemon or something that I have tasted in cannolis. I don't think it is this recipe as I have tried similar desserts and dips that play on the cannoli theme, just eliminating the shell, and felt the same way about the ricotta taste and texture. This one just really wasn't a hit either. I hope it doesn't get wasted.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2014
Quick and Healthy Turkey Chili
This chili was insanely hot. I am rating it a 3 and that is only because I do have a pepper lover in the house. Personally, I could not eat it. I realized I just do not care for the chipotle chilis in a can. They have a very dominant taste in food they are added to and I am not sure if some in a can are hotter than others, but I apparently bought the hottest kind sold. In the end I added a can of diced petite tomatoes for color and to cut through some of the heat. Lastly, I just ended up adding cheese and an avocado directly to the chili to see if that would also help with the heat. It helped some and mellowed out the chipotle flavor a little too. We topped it with lime flavored tortilla chips. I couldn't finish mine, even with 2 large iced drinks, but it will get eaten in another person's packed lunches.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 14, 2014
 
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