mcs091004 Profile - (10174776)


Home Town:
Living In: White Lake, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests:
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
Apple Pie
About this Cook
I'm a wife, mom, and engineer. I love cooking for my family and dinner guests in small groups. I enjoy challenging meals to prepare. I love doing the whole 5 course meal.
My favorite things to cook
appetizers, dinners, sidedishes and desserts. The more challenging the better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
no traditions, I'm up for anything!
My cooking triumphs
To many to name.
My cooking tragedies
Making Chicken marsala for 30 person family gathering.. was totally unedible because I used extra dry marsala wine. We had to order pizza :).
Recipe Reviews 116 reviews
Make-Ahead Slow Cooker Beef Stew
I have never given a 1 star review, but I was so upset over the results of this. I made this EXACTLY per recipe. THIS IS NOT BEEF STEW..all I can taste is the can of crushed tomatoes! I came home all excited for this dish for dinner and it smelled amazing in my house, but then I dipped in to taste it and BLAH - it was like tomato soup with beef and vegetables in it. This didn't even taste a little like beef stew. I took out all the liquids and rebuilt it again without the tomatoes and salvaged it to where it was tolerable, but I will NEVER use this recipe again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 28, 2015
Apple Bavarian Torte
I was actually disappointed with this dessert. I am picky about apple desserts, but these apples were just barely cooked at all and super crunchy - made a mess when we tried to cut into it. I will definitely use the crust recipe again, but the overall torte if I were to make it again I would sauté the apples in a pan first to almost done and then arrange them in the dish. I do appreciate that I doubled the cheese mixture and layered it with the apples a few times because otherwise it would have just been a large amount of undercooked apples. I also added more cinnamon than was called for which added a lot of flavor which would have been missing.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2014
Brown Sugar Meatloaf
Bland - needs more spices in the mix. My kids ate the top only and my husband and I had to put ketchup on the rest of this.. the sauce for the top is awesome though!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 18, 2014

In Season

Gourmet Chicken
Gourmet Chicken

We have over 150 different ways to take chicken from everyday to gourmet.

Springtime Salads
Springtime Salads

All the tenderest leaves, baby vegetables, and early fruits are ready for the picking.

Spring Sale! Only $5.99
Spring Sale! Only $5.99

Great recipes and cooking tips! For a limited time, get a year of Allrecipes Magazine for $5.99.

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States