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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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Apr. 3, 2011 6:13 am 
This is a recipe I developed on my own. I love stir fry and have quite a few recipes to build from. I love how versatile stir fry is in that you can substitute the meat and veggies to your liking. The grocery store had buy one get one free on their marinated pork tenderloin, so this recipe w MORE
 
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Sep. 29, 2010 6:17 pm 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011 7:41 am
When I was a young mom with little ones under foot, I used to think there were only two ways to cook chicken. Skin on breasts bathed in melted butter, sprinkled with salt and pepper and baked in the oven, or skinless breasts on the grill. That's about all I knew. So much has changed since MORE
 
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Sep. 3, 2010 7:08 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011 7:58 am
Do you like Mexican food? I adore it, love it, and would eat it everyday if hubby would tolerate it. I found a magazine from Better Homes & Gardens, one of their special interest publications, called Ultimate Mexican. It's a collection of authentic recipes with some awesome photos of M MORE
 
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Aug. 29, 2010 7:17 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011 7:51 am
I know the picture of this dish isn't that great, I blame the lighting in my kitchen and a late dinner that night. But I will tell you that you really must try this recipe! It's truly delicious and a definite keeper, one that's earned a spot in my permanent recipe collection. The flavors a MORE
 
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Aug. 11, 2010 12:42 pm 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2010 8:14 pm
Stir fry should be a food group, don't you think? i absolutely love it, but sometimes it can be hard to find recipes with the right sauce consistency. I've tried many recipes where the sauce is too thin, even if it does taste good. Chicken is bar none my favorite meat for a stir fry, and t MORE
chicken scallion stir fry
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Jul. 22, 2010 5:59 am 
Updated: Jul. 25, 2010 6:27 am
This is one of my all time favorite dinners. It's quick, takes less than 30 minutes to put together, from start to finish, and the flavor is amazing. The marriage of olive oil and butter is a match made in culinary Heaven, in my opinion, and contributes greatly to the success of this dish. MORE
garlic chicken
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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 26, 2010 6:25 pm 
Updated: May 27, 2010 2:12 pm
Back in 2001, I found a recipe for taco seasoning mix in a book of master mixes. Prior to that, I had always used envelopes of taco seasoning that you get at the grocery store, but all that changed after making my own. I haven't bought a taco seasoning packet since.  There's nothing… MORE
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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

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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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