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Home Town: Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Fridley, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography
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About this Cook
I don't cook as much as I would like to, as I work full time and have a 2 hour commute, so I look to allrecipes for the quick meals, but occasionally I dive into a recipe to challenge me and show my family that I can cook more than mac-n-cheese!!
My favorite things to cook
My families favorite is my Chicken Fried Chicken, I make it with country gravy, mashed potatoes and green beans. It's a very involved meal and gets all the burners hoppin' but well worth it!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Teaching my son to cook from a very early age. He loved to be in the kitchen with me and some of our best memories are cooking together.
My cooking triumphs
While living in Florida, I discovered Mahi-Mahi (dolphin fish) and I fell in love with it. Being back in Minnesota, it was hard to find, but I finally found it at my local grocery store, I brought it home, went onto Allrecipes and found a margarita mahi-mahi recipe, that with one of my favorite recipes, the sauteed garlic asparagus, and some garlic white and wild rice on the side, with a glass of wine, it was absolutely to die for!!! My husband couldn't say he loved it enough! Thanks to everyone at allrecipes, you made me look like a seasoned chef!!
My cooking tragedies
Please don't ask me to make anything having to do with bread! I put the rolls in the oven at Thanksgiving, and forgot about them, a disaster! The worst was forgetting about the garlic bread, I opened the broiler pan to tiny, black, flaming hockey pucks!!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf
This was REALLY good! Love the fact that the binder was quinoa instead of bread crumbs, much healthier! I did take others recommendation and used extra egg and I mixed in the tomato paste instead of putting on top and it turned out just fine. Will be making again and again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2013
Quinoa with Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
I got creative with this recipe based on other reviews and omitted the garlic powder, used 3 cloves fresh chopped, threw those in the pan with the onions, added all the other ingredients plus sprinkled ground ginger, some nutmeg and cinnamon then about a 1/2 cup of dried cranberries, just a hodge podge of ingredients and it turned out amazing! Each bite has a surprise of flavors and I chopped up the almonds so they weren't whole and it gives it a nice crunch. This is one of those recipes you can't really mess up and fun to play around with.

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2011
I have made this several times, it's absolutely to die for!! 1 teaspoon of salt is a little much for my taste so I put in less. This is the only guacamole recipe I will ever use.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 29, 2010

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