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 with the "kids" and with all the juggling of family visits and big meals, I would have to say brunch is now my favorite meal to make. It makes for a relaxed morning/afternoon and no one has to rush to 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
Any meal the family says out loud they like is a triumph in my book! 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 or grilled corn for dessert anyone?!? ;)
Recipe Reviews 338 reviews
Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts, Sage, and Romano
I was dubious this would have much flavor but I was pleasantly surprised! My squash took the full 50 minutes. I toasted the pine nuts in the oven after removing the squash. I didn't have sage, so I just used Italian spice blend and Parmesan. I might add the other things next time or cut down on the butter but this is just fine as is. Thank you! Will definitely make this again!

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Reviewed On: May 27, 2015
Apple Pie Muffins
Made these exactly as stated. I used cupcake liners successfully, filling the muffin cup to the top. I was worried but they domed nicely and came out of the pan very easily. These are very rich so I don't know that I would make them often but they are a great treat! I thought all the topping made them excessively sweet but Hubs ate 2 of them right away and loved them (he eats to live, so he doesn't often overindulge). They are even better the next day but I have to agree with those that added cinnamon to the batter, I will add it next time. Great way to use up a couple apples and makes the house smell heavenly! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Jan!

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Reviewed On: May 2, 2015
Cucumber Salad With Thai Sweet Chili Vinaigrette
You had me at Thai sweet chili sauce! Love this variation on cucumber salad! I have made this several times now and like to use the small baby cucumbers because they seem to stay crunchy longer. While I have made this "as is" and enjoyed it, I'm not wild about sesame oil. I love feta with cucumber and found I can add the feta if I leave out the sesame; they just don't meld well together. It's just a personal preference, this is still 5 stars! Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2015
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