LeAnna Profile - Allrecipes.com (10421997)

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Home Town: Oregon, USA
Living In: Oregon, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I am a happily married 20-something with two small children and am a busy homemaker. I collect vintage cookbooks from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. I will soon be the owner of 4 backyard-chickens; we are going to raise them for fresh eggs and fresh-butchered chicken. My cooking philosophy? I think pretty presentation is just as important as the quality of the dish and I like to serve meals that have a main dish, side dish, salad, bread, and dessert when budget- and time-permitting. Also, take help where you need it but that should be less and less as you learn more and more.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, stews, and salads
My favorite family cooking traditions
Growing up, my mom always made an oreo ice cream birthday cake for everyone's birthdays. We loved it. She also made the birthday boy or girl's favorite meal for dinner. But my mom was also the kind of cook who wanted her kids out of the way & out of the kitchen (except for an occassional stirring). I find myself doing the same thing but I want to nip that in the bud and start a tradition of having my children help me & teaching them to be proficient cooks.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to make dishes I previously only bought pre-made is probably my biggest cooking triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, boy. Don't get me started. (-;
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Chicken Pot Pie I
I made this for dinner and my husband had three helpings and cleaned his plate! He was even oohing and ahhing! Seriously. Can you believe that? I really liked it too. I used one of those long red packages of refrigerated Pillsbury double-crust pre-rolled pie crusts. All I had to do was unroll them over my pie plate. I didn't use milk because I was worried it would make it too liquidy, and I'm glad I didn't; it was a little too soupy but that's probably my fault because I cut & served it immediately whereas I should have let it stand to solidify 10 minutes or so. I also added a few pinches of salt. I cut pretty shapes out of the top for steam vents. Next time I make it I will practice making the top crust more... uniform, as it was kind of lopsided (hey, what can I say, it was my first time). So yeah, excellent recipe, basically fool-proof. Delicious. Thank you!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2008
Corn Chowder with Sausage
Ooh, mama! That hit the spot and went down smooth! Need I say more?

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Reviewed On: Jul. 15, 2008
Campbell's(R) Tuna Noodle Casserole
I halved the recipe for my family of 4. It brought back sweet memories of mom's homecooking. Life just doesn't get much better than that...

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2008

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