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Aug. 5, 2014 11:35 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2014 10:36 am
Recently, some of the Allrecipes Allstars were asked to create recipes using either a Classico brand red or white sauce. I received the challenge to try a red sauce and then tested 2 recipes created by others with their alfredo one.The challenge was to make recipes that were fairly healthy,… MORE
 
 
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Oct. 18, 2013 10:38 pm 
Updated: Oct. 21, 2013 11:54 am
I was recently given the opportunity to learn about cooking with sausage, in a variety of flavors such as mild, sweet, hot flavors, encased and ground. Cooking sausage products has been relatively foreign to me. If I did cook pork it was the rare occasion of bacon with breakfast, which… MORE
Bowties with Italian Sausage in a Basil Cream Sauce.
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Johnsonville One-Pan Italian.
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Easy Sausage Pizza by Johnsonville.
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Johnsonville Italian Sausage and Pepper Medley.
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Oct. 10, 2013 11:11 pm 
Updated: Oct. 15, 2013 9:51 pm
First Holiday Married ~ Learning about Southern favorites.When my husband and I first got married I had to learn all about what Southern food was. I was from Michigan and he was from North Carolina. He grew up on certain staple foods and he had some holiday favorites, he just really wanted me… MORE
Sarah's Christmas Pimiento Cheese Ball
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Oct. 15, 2012 10:46 am 
Updated: Feb. 11, 2013 12:45 am
Having a Halloween party for your kids is simple with Allrecipes. There are numerous Halloween recipes on the site. I have tried many of them and they have always been well received. I have tried some new ones, this year, with Karo syrup and Pillsbury crescent rolls that I have been equally… MORE
Chocolate Mice
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Cheese Ball I
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Cocoa for a Crowd
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Sep. 12, 2012 8:33 pm 
Updated: Oct. 11, 2012 1:43 pm
I am an Allrecipes Allstar Brand Ambassador. This months challenge was to make a recipe using Al Fresco brand chicken sausage or meatballs. Before given this challenge we tested quite a few Al Fresco recipes on the Allrecipes website. My favorite were the pizzas and I also liked a stir fry… MORE
 
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Apr. 17, 2012 6:41 pm 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012 6:50 am
One thing I like about Allrecipes is it challenges me in baking and making artisan breads and bakery quality cakes. If I am going to make a cake, I like to look for one with layers, fillings, whipped cream icing, fruit, chocolate, or just about any addition that will taste and look great!… MORE
Checkerboard Chocolate Cake
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Boston Cream Pie I
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Black Forest Cake I
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Lemon Cake
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Holiday Baker

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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About Me
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. I also received a certification in Culinary Arts & Baking and Pastry making, from a local community college, to fullfill a long lived interest.
My favorite things to cook
Overall, I just really enjoy trying new recipes. I have been interested in both healthier cooking and baking lately, testing blended smoothies, soups, healthier versions of site recipes, consuming more varieties of fresh produce, and baking with whole grains.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We had quite a few growing up. Too many to mention. Now, I enjoy finding new recipes, to make each year, to take to holiday parties. I have a few recipe boxes, one which is just for holidays, which keeps expanding. That is when I spend the time making a layered cake, cheesecake, cookies, or just a new fun holiday recipe sweet or savory. I save them during the year as I find them.
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 baking and becoming an Allrecipes Allstar. Here is a video I was a part of, one year, 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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