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Home Town: Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Living In: Western Mass, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Music
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Sesame Oil Chicken Wings
About this Cook
Hello ya'll! My name is Melanie and what I'm all about right now is getting back to basics. I want to learn to make as much as possible from scratch so I can save a bit in the pocket but also to put more love in my cooking. I have a current cooking challenge that I'm attempting, get at me for details or maybe you'll have some super advice that would be much loved :O) God Bless Ya'll and STAY HOT!!!!!
My favorite things to cook
Chicken, chicken, and chicken. Lol. I LOVE chicken, and my family teases me about it every chance they get. It's all good though cuz they all crave my chicken recipes anyway! lol.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The times that warm my heart the best is when I make Puerto Rican dishes. Rice and Beans, Steak and Onions, etc. I have a picky 5 year old and the food she inhales with no question is anything latin. I have some fabulous family recipes that I would love to share so again, get at me!
My cooking triumphs
This one was cute. I love pizza burgers! My boyfriend was a skeptic, an annoying one at that, because he couldn't imagine a burger without lettuce, tomatoe, onion, mustard... yadda yadda yadda. When I threw my famous pizza burgers together he was hooked and now asks for them regularly!
My cooking tragedies
Gee let's see. Could it be forgetting to cover the blender and cleaning banana off my cabinets, or slamming down a ketchup bottle in frustration and having it explode all over the kitchen, or the first time i tried to make white rice.... it didn't explode but let's just say it might as well have. lol. There are too many funny stories to tell but the cooking triumphs make it all worth the while :O)
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
French Onion Soup I
This was a great base to start with but it definitely needed some adding to. Thanks to all of the awesome comments from everyone else I added the following: salt, thyme, garlic (powder/minced), black pepper, marsala wine, less sugar, and bay leaf... It definitely helped to cook the onions very slowly. I also used italian bread instead, sorry I know duh but I dig the italian loaves more! For the cheese I did swiss slices with a sprinkling of mozzarella... Provolone might have gone well with the swiss but I'm definitely a cheese lover... The only thing I didn't add but will next time is a little tobasco sauce like in the Panera Bread recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2010
Easy Chili I
I made this chili at the beginning of the football season and everyone loved it! It's definitely on the menu for the Super Bowl. I will literally have a "Super Bowl" of chili... ha ha, ok corny i kno. :O)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009
Awesome Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
This is so smart! I love to bake and broil pretty much everything I can because it's sooo low maintenance! I make my bacon and sausage in the oven now 2. lol. THANX!!! :O)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2009

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