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Jul. 29, 2012 10:43 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 10:59 am
Turns out that today, according to a few sources, is National Lasagna Day! I couldn't pass up sharing some fabulous lasagna recipes with all of you. The first two are mine and are our absolute favorites in this house. The remaining recipes are tried and true recipes from friends. Enjoy and… MORE
Lasagna Roll Ups - Amanda's Cookin'
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Hearty and Easy Lasagna - Sweetnicks
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Mini Lasagna Cups - JoCooks
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Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna Casserole - Kalyn's Kitchen
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Dec. 19, 2010 5:40 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2010 5:08 pm
We have been battling the stomach flu here for almost two weeks. So I haven't really been able to bake anything for fear of passing on the germs. I really needed to get into the kitchen and create something, and lately on my craft blog I've been making all sorts of Santa's Belly crafts, so MORE
 
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Aug. 24, 2010 6:46 pm 
Updated: Aug. 29, 2010 7:13 am
Cookies! Chocolate chip to be exact. In a stick! How fun is that? While there are a few that don't care for chocolate chip cookies, you are pretty much guaranteed to bring home an empty plate if you bring some to a get together or party. That's where these cooke sticks went; to a pool party wh MORE
 
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Jun. 8, 2010 5:57 pm 
Updated: Jun. 9, 2010 6:10 am
I was a latchkey kid. My parents were divorced. We ate a lot of convenience food because Mom had to work 2 jobs to pay the bills. She wasn't home when we got home from school, she was at job # 1, a switchboard operator for a hospital. She'd come home in the evening, we'd eat mac and cheese… MORE
best meatloaf ever
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May 31, 2010 5:22 am 
Updated: May 31, 2010 6:37 pm
Looking for a fun, colorful dessert for a cookout, picnic, or even a kid's party? These delicious cookies are really easy and are always a hit around here. It's a simple sugar cookie dough dotted with miniature chocolate chips, then rolled in a colored glaze. I've made these several… MORE
Watermelon Cookies
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amandascookin

Home Town
Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Living In
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, USA

Member Since
May 2010

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially cookies and cakes. :) I love cooking too, but I like to experiment, which can occasionally mean take out! ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in the convenience food era. My parents were divorced and I was a latch key kid. There weren't a whole lot of home cooked meals in my childhood, but lots of packaged and frozen goods. I try to make dinner every night for my family, though sometimes it's take out due to sports activities, etc. I'm envious of those that have their grandmother's recipes, I don't have anything like that.
My cooking triumphs
i've created a few recipes of my own, one I even won a contest for :) I love experimenting and finding new ways to combine flavors. I feel triumphant every time I bring something to my neighbors, they always give me rave reviews!
My cooking tragedies
I try to prepare whatever I can early in the day, so that the hectic afternoon is less... well, hectic! I tend to be pretty frugal, so I'm always pantry diving. I also menu plan every week, it saves me from A) running to the store in the middle of the week and B) getting take out.
 
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