Mandi Profile - (11814857)

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Home Town: Edmond, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Orange County, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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Mandi & Rob
About this Cook
I'm a writer who has recently finished my very first novel, and now I'm working on a fantasy trilogy. I love watching movies and reading books, and discussing thoughts on both. My husband loves me because he says, I'm very eccentric and have a childlike soul. He wishes I would cook more, so I'm going to give it a go. I kind of figured if you can read, you can cook.. but it's a bit harder than that. So here I am, a loving wife, appeasing her hungry husband.
My favorite things to cook
Italian foods are what I grew up on an I do feel most comfortable cooking Italian dishes. But my husband loves what he calls 'real' food. A slab of some sort of meat, a vegetable and then a delicious side. So I'm going to explore all of the options out there.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Grandmother, Louise Sommerman had the most delicious homemade spaghetti sauce. I'm talking this sauce was so good, it could have been it's own food group! So I enjoy cooking that on very special occasions. It take all day to simmer, but all of the best things are worth the trouble and the wait.
My cooking triumphs
Since I'm a beginner, I have stuck with fairly easy recipes. So I honestly can't say that there is one that I feel was a huge triumph. I'll hope to get back to this question later with a great "Yay! I did it!" story.
My cooking tragedies
Let me be honest.. there are so many! It's hard to choose just one.. but if I must.. It was one of the first meals I ever cooked for my husband an I. I really wanted to impress him, but it was a complete disaster. I made chicken and rice with a side of green beans. Sounds simple right? Wrong. I burned the outside of the chicken and it was raw inside, and the rice was raw and crunchy. He was a trooper though, he smiled and cut the good parts of the chicken off and ate all of the rice. He's a saint, I tell you!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Cheese Biscuits I
These were easy to make and VERY delicious. Perfect attribute for dinners.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2010
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
This chili was awesome. My husband an I were blown away with all of the different flavors. This recipe is a keeper.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2010
Creamy Hot Chocolate
best hot chocolate ever

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2010
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