Alaine Profile - (10445026)

cook's profile


Home Town:
Living In:
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Soups, Bread, salads, . . . continually learning new techniques and find new favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandma was such a fantastic cook that I just loved all the traditional favorites that she made. Her style is what I love, very simple cooking with lots of love.
My cooking triumphs
A Christmas Dinner for friends / family and an additional to-go Christmas Dinner for a needy family. It was lots of cooking, but felt so good to be able to share our Christmas with others.
My cooking tragedies
A few experiences of working around the house and not hearing the buzzer to check on something and alas dinner was charbroiled to a crisp, so an alternate dinner would need to be prepared.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Butternut Squash Soup
This soup is a rarity on this site -- the recipe is nearly perfect as-is. The only changes truly are personal preference tweaks, but no changes are needed. I created a custom version (see custom tab) that incorporates the things I changed and is a generalized version for all winter squash. Basically I replaced margarine for butter, replaced cream cheese for Neufchatel + decreasing quantity by 1/2 and I added some cinnamon. Very minor!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2009
Sugar Snap Peas
This recipe was a perfect starter on preparing sugar snap peas. It would be fantastic with a variety of flavor combinations, but the cooking method itself was simple and absolutely perfect. I didn't have any shallots, so used green onion and dried thyme and it was delicious.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2009
Cooks I Like view all 7 cooks I like
Cooking Level:
About me: Cooking is like a hobby that I truly enjoy, and… MORE
Cooking Level: Beginning
About me:
Cooking Level: Expert
About me: I had been using AR on and off for over 10… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: I love experimenting new recipes and I like to… MORE
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: I am a wife and mother of 4 wonderful children.… MORE
Cooking Level: Professional
About me: I love to browse through cookbooks, food… MORE

In Season

Top Dessert Recipes
Top Dessert Recipes

Rated, reviewed, and ready to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States