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Living In: Temecula, California, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About to Zip Line In Jamaica
About this Cook
I'm a freelance entertainment writer with a husband and three kids. Cooking is necessary but I'm just now learning how to do it. My plan is to be more patient and try different things.
My favorite things to cook
Italian food is easy for me and baking comes naturally. I understand sweet things, but the rest of it scares me.
My cooking tragedies
I think everyone has a turkey incident. Right? I've also had and still have boiling water incidents. The internets call me and the next thing you know I have a damaged pan. ~sigh~
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Amish Slaw
First I would like to say that I have made this three times... The first exactly as called for, including leaving it in the fridge overnight and it IS wonderful. I made changes, but only because of MY personal preferences. I make the dressing as is (I used peanut oil), but instead of putting it on the salad I use it more like a salad dressing. I divvy up my prepackaged cabbage mix into 3's that way I can enjoy it for many days and I put the dressing on an hour before I eat it since I REALLY don't like it "soggy". Then I add extra purple cabbage and use red onion. I definitely recommend trying this recipe if your in the mood for a fantastic slaw especially one without mayo.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2010
Alfredo Mostaccioli
I made this for the first time last night and I only changed one thing. I doubled the recipe because I have a larger family, but I didn't add as much parsley as was called for. Only because I didn't have more. Still came out yummy. The entire thing was SUPER delicious. Reviews have stated that it's too salty and I think the problem is with the butter they're using. You have to use UN-salted butter... My only advice is watch what butter you buy and don't feel like you have to "add" anything because it's good all by itself. Great for the novice cook that wants to make a quick meal and not have to worry about anything.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2008
Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta
It's perfect just the way it is. Abosultey delicious and so super easy to make it's ridiculous. My 3 kids even liked it though the hot pepper was a bit too much for them. Though it's my fault because I added more and a little went a long way. :) One of my favorite recipes because of it's full flavor and cook quick time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 6, 2008

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