Melissa Profile - (10426099)

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Home Town: Roscoe, Illinois, USA
Living In: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Me and Emma
About this Cook
My husband and I have lived all over the world because of his job and we have just moved to IN from Charleston, SC. We have tasted many different types of food and have enjoyed most of them. Southern cooking is "out of this world." The most surprising was eating curry in England. Never in a million years would I have thought that I would like curry. Well...I love Chicken Tikka Masala from The Hot Rock in Wolverhampton, England. Anyone else been there???
My favorite things to cook
I am game to try anything. We love chicken at our house.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My sister does the best Thanksgiving. She has concocted this fantastic dressing recipe that she can't even write down on paper because she just throws stuff in. So we always look forward to Turkey Day at her house.
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to make the perfect Fried Chicken. No burning and cooked through to the bone while still being moist. Buttermilk is a big help.
My cooking tragedies
I have made a few recipes that have ended up going down the garbage disposal.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Mango Salsa
This was EXCELLENT exactly as is. Used it on a piece of salmon and my husband said it was the best meal I have ever made. I'll definitely be making this again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2014
Easy Swedish Pancakes
Love these Swedish Pancakes. I grew up in Roscoe, IL so I've been to the Swedish House in Rockford and had the pleasure of their pancakes. I just added a bit of vanilla and these pancakes tasted just like home.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2012
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies I
Really, really good. I left the raisins out as I don't care for them much. Hubby loved the cookies!!! I will make them many times over.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2011

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