mickdee Profile - Allrecipes.com (10435308)


Home Town: Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Aug. 11, 2013 9:38 am 
Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 5:37 pm
2013 Mini-MI Gathering!!! Brighton, MI Friday, October 11th Cocktail Gathering & Dinner   Saturday, October 12th Luncheon Join us for one or both! Brighton is a delightful little town, especially in the fall, with easy access just off Routes 23 and I96. Check out their website to view a… MORE
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About this Cook
We spend part of the year in Naples, FL enjoying the sun, so I feel blessed to be able to do two of my favorite loves all year; golfing & grilling. I love entertaining and planning get-togethers for friends. It's fun to come up with a theme for the evening and develop a menu around it.
My favorite things to cook
Since grilling is my favorite way to cook, I enjoy finding different marinades & sauces and interesting side dishes to keep things interesting. In the fall I enjoy spending a Sunday in the kitchen making a pot of something hearty and comforting. I don't bake much but enjoy a flour-fest in the kitchen once in a while!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditions have changed over the years juggling family visits and big meals for the "kids". I would have to say brunch is now my favorite meal to make. It makes for a relaxed morning/afternoon, no one has to rush and there is plenty of time between visits for those "kids" that split their time with other family members! A full tummy and a Bloody Mary makes for a nice nap before more festivities begin!
My cooking triumphs
I'm pretty happy anytime someone in the family says the really like something. They know they have to be careful saying that or they will find themselves eating it again real soon! Ha! Recently, I have enjoyed mastering different kinds of cheesecakes. It's an elegant and rich dessert that can be made into any imaginable flavor!!!
My cooking tragedies
I'm famous for leaving something in the oven or grill. Mashed potatoes... grilled corn for dessert anyone?!? A little less wine, please!!! ;-)
Recipe Reviews 344 reviews
Almond Strawberry Chia Seed Pudding
Have been making chia pudding for some time now and I liked the idea of adding the puréed fruit for a nice change. I didn't add the honey or vanilla because I used the sweetened vanilla almond milk I had on hand. Love to have a bit for breakfast! It's important to stir this a couple times in the first 30-45 minutes or the seeds will settle and you will have a thick base with liquid still sitting on the top. I like to make a big batch in the evening and let it sit over night, it will last a couple days.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2015
Healthy Banana Cookies
Wow! This recipe has really been beaten up for a high expectation level it would be the perfect oatmeal "cookie". The word "cookie" is more symbolic, it is a sweet treat you can grab like a cookie BUT... you have to appreciate it as a healthy alternative. First of all, your bananas HAVE to be really ripe and soft; almost mushy. The bananas offer plenty sweetness, and yes, you need to like bananas to enjoy this recipe! Also, Please do not use steel cut oats. I have been making baked oatmeal for years changing flavors, nuts and dried fruits. I thought this sounded like a nice change and it exceeded my expectations! I used melted coconut oil for the oil and raisins for the fruit and had to put them away to stop eating them! In the future I will perhaps use applesauce or nut butter, adding spices and nuts and changing up the fruit, however, I am very happy to have found this recipe I can adapt and make my own with time. Thank you, K. Gailbrath, for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2015
West Coast Trail Cookies
Another stellar review for these cookies. I didn't have pumpkin seeds so I used sliced almonds I had on hand. I actually liked these better with time. Hubs liked them, too, so I will be making them again! Thanks, westcoastmom!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 4, 2015
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