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Shelley B.

Shelley B.
Home Town: Gainesville, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a twentysomething who recently got married and loves to cook. I started out just wanting simple recipes to make for my then-fiance and myself. Now I love to cook! Being on Jillian Michaels (weight loss), I constantly try to lighten-up my recipes, without neglecting quality.
My favorite things to cook
I'm always looking for new chicken recipes. I love to cook desserts, especially for other people (so I don't have to resist eating the whole thing; I can just have a bite, and give the rest away! :) I also love anything with pumpkin. I would like to learn more about Asian cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom's peanut butter cake is mandatory for birthdays! My grandmother's mashed potatoes and her creamed corn are to die for. Also, my other grandmother's biscuits are excellent.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking my husband's family a big meal all by myself - and they raved about it all!
My cooking tragedies
Haven't had too many of those yet. I did make a spinach calzone my husband hated (but I thought it was okay...)
Recipe Reviews 25 reviews
The Best Red Enchilada Sauce
Excellent sauce and very easy. Only differences were that I used New Mexico chilis and didn't add as much beef broth as the recipe calls for since I thought at about 2 cups it looked thin enough. I will never buy the canned stuff again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2011
Mexican Rice II
Good base recipe. I added about 2 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp garlic powder, and one 10 oz. can drained, no salt added, corn and it was perfect! I also grated my onion (1/2 medium yellow onion) into the pot since I don't care for the texture of chopped onion.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 10, 2011
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
This was a great recipe! I halved all of the ingredients because I did not need 72 cookies :) I added the baking powder, salt, and extra vanilla extract as someone suggested. I also made them oversized so they took a little longer to cook. But they are so soft and tasty! I can't compare them to anything else as they're my first batch of chocolate chip cookies made from scratch. I don't know that there's a need to search another recipe out though!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2010

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