MelissaJH Profile - (10399306)

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Member Since: May 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I was forced to start cooking when I got married and realized my husband didn't know how to cook either! I used to ruin everything I tried to make in the kitchen, whether it was heating up soup or making toast. But I will never forget the very first time I made something that was actually edible!!
My favorite things to cook
Are usually things that are quick and easy yet taste delicious. I love to make one skillet meals usually with chicken, rice or pasta, veggies, and different kinds of sauces/seasonings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making what seems like thousands of cookies at Christmas time and decorating them with the whole family, and it has been a joy to include my 3 year old son in this tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Any time I try out a new recipe and my family loves it, it is a triumph for me! My most recent triumphs have come from Jessica Seinfeld's new cook book "Deceptively Delicious"- because the recipes are not only delicious and easy but they are healthy as well!
My cooking tragedies
Pretty much everything I made my first few months of cooking!!!!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Delicious! I omitted the green chiles bc I don't like them. I also usually add an extra can of chicken broth and it is perfect!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2010
Tomato Chicken Parmesan
Yummy!!! The only thing I would change is probably to halve the breadcrumbs & parmesan in the chicken coating, I threw a lot out. Maybe use the leftover parm to sprinkle over the top.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2010
Broccoli Cheese Soup V
Very, very good! I took the advice of others and used only about 4 ounces of velveeta, and probably about 1-1/2 cups of medium cheddar cheese. I also did not use chopped broccoli, I used florets. This recipe makes a TON of food! It does keep very well in the fridge for leftovers though! Great soup, great for getting picky kids to eat broccoli. I have made variations of this using broccoli and carrots, and I made asparagus cheese soup too. Very good base recipe. Add your own seasonings to make it how you like it.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2009

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