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Home Town: At The Intersection Of Bliss & Fail ;), Indiana, USA
Living In: A State Of Bliss, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a mom to one of the most rock awesome girls on the planet and one amazingly sweet baby boy (born 2.12.13). Wife to an amazingly talented musician and artist. Teacher to an extraordinary group of children with severe autism. Loving life so hard!
My favorite things to cook
Chili. Italian food. Pizza (from scratch). Desserts (love desserts!) Anything super quick and super tasty :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking with my daughter--especially cookies--and making dinner as a family.
My cooking triumphs
Desserts. I freaking rock desserts like nobody's business. :)
My cooking tragedies
Sushi. Somehow my rolls look more like fat, lumpy caterpillars (but delicious fat, lumpy caterpillars :)
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Pasta Shells
Dinner of sides is my traditional Thanksgiving meal. Not that I don't like sides, but I wanted...more. I made these shells to share with the omnivores of our clan and they were met with rave reviews. I did find the fennel to be a touch overpowering when added as the recipe states. I made another batch using a teaspoon of fennel and that seemed perfect. I also used a bit more ricotta and mixed in some mozzarella cheese in the second batch and it was quite tasty. I found that using my immersion blender to mix the cheese and spinach mixture helped blend the spinach more evenly throughout the mixture--made it much creamier, too. Overall, an excellent standard and easily tweakable recipe that I am sure to use again.

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2010
Best Spinach Dip Ever
I needed to make a spinach dip for our monthly teacher appreciation party; not one for dips--or anything laden with sour cream or mayo--I turned to allrecipes for some help. Unfortunately, this is not the "Best Spinach Dip Ever". The recipe, when followed to the letter, yields a dip that tastes more of sour cream and mayo with a little spinach garnish. Luckily, I had more spinach on hand, but even the extra spinach could not cut down on the overpowering sour cream and mayo flavors. Perhaps that is the intention, but I have tasted store bought spinach dip that greatly trumps this one. If you are looking for a spinach dip that is heavy on the sour cream and mayo flavors and lacking in any others, this is the dip for you. Otherwise, I would try one of the modified versions or another recipe altogether.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2010
Wicked Good Veggie Chili
If you aren't afraid of heat then get yourself cooking on this wicked spicy and freaking delicious vegetarian chili. This recipe is easily worth five stars without a single change. My seriously carnivorous extended family happily devour bowl after bowl with nary a "rabbit food" crack. It's that good. Wicked good, in fact :)

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2010

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