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Home Town: Oakley, California, USA
Living In: Martinez, California, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Middle Eastern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Mac & Cheese Cakes
About this Cook
I'm a 23 year old girl who recently realized how much she loves to cook. I'm on an adventure to make one new recipe every week!
My favorite things to cook
I love making pasta! I seem to be especially interested in white sauces, but I would like to try my hand at some red or green sauces soon.
My favorite family cooking traditions
"It needs something.." "Put a little worcestershire sauce in it!" "Oh yeah, much better! Good idea!"
My cooking triumphs
I successfully made an african style roast chicken using my dutch oven. And it was delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I botched a batch of Alfredo Mostaccioli I was making for 6 people. The grated parmesan cheese with nonfat milk separated everything. It was n-a-s-t-y. But everyone was very polite about it, and even had seconds.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Twice Baked Potato Casserole With Bacon
My roommate picked this recipe to make for some friends of ours. We made it to serve 12 instead of 4 and ended up using an entire 4oz package of organic 'living' chives, and it was a complete hit! Everyone LOVED it, and we're definitely keeping this recipe to use again! My only regret is not having taken a picture of them. :)

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2013
Judy's Strawberry Pretzel Salad
This recipe(or one incredibly similar to it) has been in my family for nearly 2 generations now. My mom started making it when I was very young and said that everyone was grossed out when she said it was a strawberry pretzel SALAD. But once they tasted it, it became a tradition to bring it to every family gathering. We eventually had to start making 2 or 3 batches at a time, because some cousins would only eat this. I agree with the tips others have left about over baking the pretzels. DONT DO IT! Another common error my family has had was getting too excited about putting it all together, and putting the cream cheese filling on the hot pretzels. Yuck. Also, make ABSOLUTELY SURE that all the nooks and cranny's of your casserole dish are 100% covered, otherwise you will end up with jello in your pretzels.. And no one likes em soggy, or when the white filling is floating in patches..

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 5, 2010
Jeff's Sloppy Joes
I made this to prove to my boyfriends family that you CAN make sloppy Joe's that aren't from a can. They all agreed that my joe's were better than 'Hunts' joe's. :) I didn't know what Chili sauce was, either, so I went to check out what was IN Taco Sauce.. It's just tomatoes and 3 kinds of peppers, so I just got a 15 ounce can of tomato sauce and added paprika, cayenne, black pepper, and crushed red peppers to the recipe. Also, while I was browning the meat, I fried up the onions and bell peppers in a separate pan. I added all the sauce ingredients to the onions once they were translucent, and let it simmer until the meat was done. Also, I was trying to make the batch size larger, so I used a pound of sausage, a whole large onion, and a whole large bell pepper. I had my boyfriend cut them, and he cheated a little by 'Slap-Chop'ing them.. But he did them up so small, it was hard to tell they were even in the recipe. Delicious! We will use this one again! Thanks Jeff!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 2, 2010

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