Vanessa Profile - (1066084)

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Home Town: Ewa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Living In: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook lamb! I also love to bake. I'll bake anything, even if I don't like it, just to bake.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I can't spell it. It's a Portugese dish. Pork chops marinated in a vinegar dressing for 2 days. We have it every Christmas morning.
My cooking triumphs
Christmas of 2005 I made a cornish hen recipe I found on this website. It was divine! Everyone loved it! I made a lamb roast. No recipe. Just did what I thought would taste good. It was amazing.
My cooking tragedies
I once started a fire in my kitchen when I began making popcorn, then walked away and forgot what I was doing. In my defense I was very sick, and I put out the fire before it caused any damage.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Sparkling Punch
Huge hit! Next time I need to make a double batch. It went too fast. We kept a bottle of brut nearby for those who wanted it spiked.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2014
Nikki's Creamy Crock Pot Potato Soup
I like it. I will make it again but with many changes. I added broccoli. I would also double the onion and garlic and spices. Except the pepper. I would half that. Maybe even less. I would also add more cheese. I used turkey bacon because it was all I had. I wouldn't recommend it if you're ok with eating pork. It was good, but not the way real bacon is!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2014
Oven-Roasted Asparagus
This is my favorite asparagus recipe. If you have the opportunity, try it with Macademia nut oil. It's fantastic.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 23, 2014

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