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Home Town: Ellensburg, Washington, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I live in WA with my husband and two step-children. I work as a consultant for an accounting firm, focusing on state and local taxes.
My favorite things to cook
I love making comfort foods and slow cooked dishes. I'm willing to try any recipe and have loved almost all the recipes I've tried from AllRecipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma's meatloaf and corny mac and cheese; mom's candied yams; and dad's coconut shrimp.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving meal this year. Shockingly, everything turned out really good and the timing of the dishes was even on.
My cooking tragedies
Pizza! I tried to make a stuffed crust dough and ended up just mixing the cheese in the entire dough and baking it that way. The kitchen was a mess and I swore off pizza! I also tried to make Phad Thai, my husband's favorite-but it did not turn out...too much vinegar! Oops! :)
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Healthier Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce
I have used this recipe for quite a while. I use neufchatel cheese instead of fat free cream cheese and "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" instead of butter. I also add 2 cloves of freshly minced garlic and a dash of salt. The garlic and salt gives the sauce an extra boost of flavor. We usually have this with smoked salmon and pasta-delicious!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2013
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
I made these for my dad's 60th birthday party and someone asked which restaurant they came from! These are great and easy! I live in Seattle, so I was able to get some great fresh crab meat from Pike Place Market. The only change I made was to use about 9-10 oz of crab meat because I wanted more crab flavor than anything else. My brother-in-law was eating the filling out of the bowl! Will definitely be making this again.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2012
Chicken and Red Wine Sauce
This was really delicious! We love red wine, so I figured I couldn't go wrong with this recipe. I added in a few extra cloves of garlic and reduced the brown sugar to just half a cup. I added about a teaspoon of cornstarch/water mixture to thicken up the sauce at the end and served it with steamed broccoli and garlic mashed potatoes (we also love garlic)!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2012

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