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Home Town: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Living In: Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm newly married and love trying out new meals/dinners for my family (husband and 4 mo. old). I LOVE the rate/review section of this site--has helped me through many new recipe experiences
My favorite things to cook
PB/choco chip cookie bars, stir fry, pretty much anything with chicken, roasts.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to list...
Recipe Reviews 17 reviews
Zucchini and Potato Bake
This is a very, very good dish - a GREAT way to use up the abundance of garden fresh zucchini, if you're fortunate enough to have that problem :) I made very close to original recipe, but used panko in place of regular breadcrumbs, probably quadrupled the amount of garlic, and had to up the amount of salt, pepper and paprika about half way thru when a taste test wasn't satisfactory. It's a simple but satisfying side that would be great paired with a grilled meat. Also relatively inexpensive ingredients - a keeper!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2014
Juicy Roasted Chicken
This is fantastic - I've made roast chicken dozens of times but will rate this five stars for the EASE + deliciousness of the end result. Used butter in place of margarine, and was very generous when salting, peppering and onion powdering the bird. Basted every 20 minutes. The highlights: the tasty, crispy skin at the end, and the milk gravy made with the drippings. To make gravy (DONT skip this!! You'll be glad you didn't): after letting chicken sit for 30 mins, transfer it to a plate and scrape all remaining brown bits and drippings into skillet. In a separate bowl (or mason jar with lid), mix 1 1/2 cups whole milk and 2 tbsp. flour together until blended. Pour into skillet with drippings and whisk constantly over medium heat. When bubbles appear, continue whisking for another minute then remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed (mine needed salt). The gravy is to die for!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 16, 2014
Coconut Conch Chowder
I've been a member of All Recipes for seven-ish years and rarely rate recipes, although I've tried probably close to 100 from this site. This chowder is divine. Changes: tripled the veggies, cooked for about 45 mins because I like a real soft vegetable consistency, used tilapia instead of conch. This is a very special chowder and will truly wow any self respecting lover of delicious food. Try it!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2014

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