Mandy Profile - (10695263)

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Living In: Southgate, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I'm a 30 year old work-at-home mom of a 14 month old toddler and I'm expecting my next one in March 2008. I own a small laundry business that I do out of the home. My husband and I love throwing parties and playing cards. Our entire focus is our family, and I think cooking for my family is the best way to spend time with them and show them how much I love them.
My favorite things to cook
Everyday meals, hearty tummy warmers, breads and cookies (rarely), lots of chicken and ground beef, big Sunday dinners. If it looks good, no matter how difficult it seems, I'll try it at least once. My hubby's a good guinea pig.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We get together with my husband's family for Sunday dinner once a month. I love this because he has a big family and it allows me to cook for a crowd and try new recipes out on them.
My cooking triumphs
My stuffed chicken parmesan is always a big hit. And each time I'm able to bake something, I surprise myself by actually being able to pull it off. Any time my husband goes nuts over one of my recipes, it makes me so proud.
My cooking tragedies
Too many to even mention. My mom makes this amazing balsamic chicken and I can't make it to save my life (even with her excellent instructions). I'll keep trying, though!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Cream Wafers
Best. Cookies. Ever! BUT...there is no way in the world this would make 5 dozen cookies. I was lucky to squeeze out 2 dozen. I doubled the icing and I'm so glad I did. This recipe takes forever because the dough gets too warm so quickly that I had to put the "scraps" back in the fridge to set up for 15 min at a time to be able to work with it. It's a pain, but oh so worth it! I believe mine were a little too big (I used a shot glass to cut them), but they're still awesome. My mom used to make them waaayyy back in the day and mine tasted (and smelled) just like hers. They brought me right back to my childhood.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2011
Monkey Bread I
Fantastic! I'm kicking myself for not pouring the extra syrup from the bottom of the pan onto the bread before the pan cooled, though! SO good, you guys. You won't be disappointed.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2011
Chicken Pot Pie IX
Wonderful. I added a few extra chicken-friendly seasonings, but other than that, I stuck to the original recipe. It's a definite keeper. Thanks!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 6, 2011

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