Amy Profile - (10658715)

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Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
My name is Amy. I started cooking about 5 years ago. I started dating Matt, who is now my fiance, and realized that he loved food so much I better learn how to cook!! My mom is a great cook. She doesn't cook anything out of the ordinary, just great homecooked meals. Matt's mom is Italian and makes great Italian food. I have been lucky enough to be able to learn from both of them! Now I've been cooking long enough that my mom and mother in law to be ask me for cooking advice! When I decided to learn how to cook I started small. First, I would see an easy recipe from, say, Betty Crocker with not a lot of ingredients. I would try to make it and practiced with different easy recipes until I felt comfortable. I kept trying more challenging recipes until I eventually felt really comfortable in the kitchen. I was so excited when I got Julia Child's "the Art of French Cooking" last year for Christmas. When I made her Boeuf Bourginnone, I was really proud of myself!
My favorite things to cook
I love using my slow cooker! I have a few recipes that I always make: Chicken Parmesan, Engagement Chicken, Chicken Piccatta, Lasagna, Beef Stew, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Meatloaf, Chicken Pot Pie.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Just exchanging recipes with my mom, mother in law, all the women in my family.
My cooking triumphs
making Thanksgiving dinner
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made Chicken Marsala, the oil got too hot and I burned all the cutlets to a crisp!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Sirloin Tips and Mushrooms
This was delicious! My husband had me save the sauce to put on mashed potatoes. I made a few changes. I used meat tenderizer on the tips, because the first time I made this they were kind of tough. I also used fresh mushrooms. Will definitely make over and over.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2009
Dip For The Stars
This dip was delicious! I made it for my New year's Eve cocktail party and it was a real hit. It looks so beautiful on the table, and tastes delicious. The dip is so flavorful, I served it with water crackers and wheat thins. I will definitely make this again! (I also processed the sun dried tomatoes in the food processor with a little olive oil, instead of it being chunky.)

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Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2009
Steak Pie
It was just ok. It seemed to be missing something.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2008
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