Melinda Profile - (10150832)

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Home Town: Indiana, USA
Living In: Illinois, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking
Hobbies: Knitting, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I have always liked baking. Growing up, my younger brother and I used to bake cakes, cupcakes, and cookies from the box. Now I've become a baker "from scratch" and my brother no longer likes baking with me =(. I'm becoming more adventurous with my cooking. I have to give some credit to my good friend. She is a natural and always encourages me to do everything from scratch!
My favorite things to cook
I pretty much like everything, especially baking because there are less pans to wash! Also because I get to use my new Kitchen Aid professional mixer.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a great cook. She cooks many traditional Mexican dishes. I've learned how to cook some of her dishes, but I don't make them often enough to have become really good at it.
My cooking triumphs
Haitian Mac & Cheese! The recipe came from my mother-in-law. I've been told mine is better than some of the aunts in my husband's family!
My cooking tragedies
Vegetarian Lasagna! I made it for the first time and served it to our out-of-town guests. It was so soggy, but the guests smiled and said it was delicious. I knew they were just trying to make me feel good! If it wasn't for the garlic bread, I would have thought I was eating lasagna soup.
Recipe Reviews 32 reviews
Strawberry Spinach Salad I
Great spring/summer salad! I used 1/2 of the suggested sugar and toasted the sesame seeds. I will definitely make this again.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 17, 2015
Cherry Cheesecake
This cheesecake came out really runny, even though I followed the directions exactly as they were written. The flavor was good and it was quick to make, but I'd probably try a different recipe next time.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2015
Mango-Peach Smoothie
I made this smoothie just as the recipe stated. I felt that the consistency was a little too thick and slightly mushy. I tried adding a little extra OJ, but it didn't really help. The smoothie was very filling, which I liked, but I won't make it again. Just okay for me.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 21, 2014

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