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Amanda J.

Amanda J.
Home Town: Apple Valley, California, USA
Living In: Pinon Hills, California, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Camping
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Tiny Pecan Tarts
Tiny Pecan Tarts
Tony's Visit To Cali!
Chicken Alfredo
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies II
About this Cook
I'm a stay-at-home mama to two beautiful children. I have a wonderful husband who I love cooking up new and interesting things for. He always gives me tons of praise but is also honest if something doesn't need to be tried again. I love love love to bake things for him to take to his fabulous co-workers. I am absolutely obsessed with It's so great to read peoples thoughts and opinions on recipes. The rating section has definately helped me pick winners more often than not and I am having so much fun finding new recipes I never would've thought to create.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts all the way! I'm sure that I could eat chocolate cheesecake or flourless chocolate cake for every meal of everyday.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well this used to say that I was working on creating my own traditions, but since then we have created our own! We always make up yummy french toast on Christmas morning. Scones and a quiche are a must for mother's day or father's day. When we go to my parents' house for Thanksgiving, I'm usually given the huge and daunting task of bringing jello, but I someday aspire to cook the meal myself - or at least some dish that is a little more difficult than jello. Though I must admit, I have brought some pretty mean jello salads :)
My cooking triumphs
I have become famous with my husband's work for delicious scones that I got from this site(thanks to my sister-in-law). Also, when my daughter's medical needs required that all of us eat fat free for a short while, for my son's first birthday I turned a cake recipe into the most fresh, moist and fabulous lemon cake you've ever tasted that just so happens to be fat free!
My cooking tragedies
Alton Brown's green bean casserole... it was very gross, but it was my fault. Sometimes (or maybe all the time) fat free half and half just isn't the same as cream... :)
Recipe Reviews 202 reviews
Sweet Zucchini Relish
I found that it was a bit toooo sweet, so I cut the sugar in half and we LOVE it!! Thanks for the recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 25, 2014
Lemon Cake
I followed the recipe exactly, including beating it for as long as the recipe states, and while it tasted fine, the consistently was more like an over-baked cheesecake. Just too gooey and dense to call it cake. Bummed because I doubled the recipe. I make cakes every week, and I won't be keeping this recipe.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2014
Tuna Loaf
I like the concept of this recipe, but it didn't turn out for me. Too much liquid, and it needs twice as long in the oven (or longer) than the recipe states (25 mins). I will definitely try this again, just tweak it a bit. Thanks for the new idea!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2014
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