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Alison Alfredson

Alison Alfredson
Home Town: East Lansing, Michigan, USA
Living In: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy trying new recipes but also have some all-time favorites my family has passed down. We try not to get stuck in a rut, but it easy to make simply chicken, veggies, and a starch. Once or twice a week we try a recipe. Most of them on this site are very good and have many of the ingredients people (who cook) have in their pantry/frig all the time.
My cooking tragedies
I tried a Martha Stewart recipe for over-sized fortune cookies. I tried about 10x with one batch of batter to get one cookie to not break. It was an absolute disaster! However, many of her recipes turn out amazing.
Recipe Reviews 71 reviews
Eskimo Cookies
Kid and husband tested, mother approved! So easy and satisfying. Plus, there isn't any peanut butter. I needed to stretch the recipe when I noticed I was short on oats. I added some wheat bran and a 1/2 cup of crispy rice cereal. The extra crunchiness is an unexpected touch. The purists may not agree with the additions but there was absolutely nothing wrong with the outcome. I'll be sure to try this the original way also.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2014
Balsamic Marinated Chicken Breasts
It tasted like balsamic vinager right out of the bottle. Too strong for me. The chicken also cooked in 30 min and was already starting to dry out. It would have been charcoal at 40 min as recommended. The marinade was incredibly runny and seeped under the tinfoil on the baking sheet and ruined it. Whatever the case, it wasn't a good situation overall. We ate the chicken with BBQ sauce to make it palatable.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2014
Chicken Nepiev
I took the essence of the recipe and put a twist on it. I made my own cheese filling by using the last remains in the fridge of crumbled goat cheese and cottage cheese, seasoned it, and whipped them together. I also added fresh, chopped spinach before rolling the chicken. I got very positive reviews at dinner. I had company as well as three kids to please and I could have doubled the recipe. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 24, 2013

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