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Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Living In: Homewood, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Photography, Wine Tasting
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Chocolate covered strawberries
Berry delicious pie
About this Cook
I wish All Recipes would block people trying to post recipes without a photo. I just pass them by because I need and want that visual. I mean, seriously WHO doesn't have a digital camera these days? LEARN HOW TO DO IT PEOPLE IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
I was so excited about making these. This is my first attempt at making a veggie burger and they turned out great. Only made some small changes: I always use chicken stock instead of water to cook my quinoa. Substituted shredded carrot for the bell pepper, used 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of Crystal hot sauce and used 1/2 2 egg portion of Egg Beaters instead of 1 egg. I baked first then browned in skillet w/olive oil. I melted thinly sliced low-fat cheddar cheese on top to get that 'cheeseburger' experience. Served on whole wheat toasted bread with mustard, tomato and spinach. DELICIOUS!

217 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2012
Chocolate Covered Strawberries
I made these for my daughter's 18th Birthday dinner. I served them with chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting. I used semi-sweet morsels instead of milk chocolate and used butter instead of shortening. I've been making chocolate covered strawberries with candi-quik for years but wow, these were so much better. The toothpicks make it so much easier to dip and I actually left them in for serving. Thanks for a great recipe! I can't wait to try this with white chocolate!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2009
Jenn's Out Of This World Spaghetti and Meatballs
I've been making my spaghetti the same way for 20 years. I use a recipe my Mother made up using the spaghetti sauce packets, adding browned ground beef, tomato paste and water. This makes a very thick, rich meat sauce that my kids (27 and 17) absolutely love. I however, have grown tired of it and usually don't even eat it anymore when I make it for them. I really wanted to find a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe that I could adopt as a second option for weekends and special occasions. I love having a big pot of sauce simmering on the stove and how it smells up the whole house. I followed this recipe pretty much as written except I reduced the sugar to about 3 tsp and used dried oregano instead of fresh and omitted the parsley. I also used 36 oz of crushed tomatoes with 1 can of tomato paste and 1 can of tomato sauce. I also substituted one of the cups of water for red wine. This turned out wonderful! The meatballs were tender but held together well and it was so easy to roll them up and just drop into the sauce. I made them about 1 inch around and they were completely done in about 30 to 40 minutes just simmering on medium heat in the sauce. My only complaint is there weren't enough meatballs! Next time I might double them. I can't wait to make this again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2008

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