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Living In: Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
As a recent college graduate, my microwave has been my best kitchen friend over the years. Although I am trying to break out of that habit, it's difficult since I am only cooking for myself most of the time.
My favorite things to cook
Satisfying food with only a few ingredients. Is there such a thing?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving. To me it is the pinnacle of all eating days, and one well rewarded for all the hard work in the kitchen (although I must admit, I am usually in the recliner "supervising" while my mom and sister cook). But, something about sharing that day with family is so special, and one that is very important to me.
My cooking triumphs
Anything I make [successfully] that doesn't come out of a box is considered a triumph to me.
My cooking tragedies
There are definitely more tragedies than triumphs, but everytime there is a tragedy all you can do is learn from it and do it differently the next time. My sister and I laugh about all the fiascos that we've had in the kitchen, but what's a good meal without one?
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Fiesta Stuffed Peppers
This recipe has potential. I made these for my boyfriend and I the other night and followed the directions exactly since it was the first time making them. I agree with other reviewers that they were pretty bland. Pre-cooking the meat and onion with a taco packet I think would give it an extra kick. Also, I thought that these had way too much onion. I would recommend using only half an onion. Our other critiques included reducing the amount of ground beef to a pound (just because of the size of the bell peppers) and maybe adding a little extra rice into the mixture. Once the peppers came out of the oven, I did add some cheese to mine and microwave. I would probably mix some cheese into the mixture or on top for extra flavor as well. I would definitely try it again with a few changes to give it some added flavor!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2012
Healthier Baked Ziti I
Great recipe! I used rigatoni past instead of ziti. Also, I forgot to buy the provolone cheese so I just used the cheeses I had on hand, which were mozzarella and Parmesan (I used a whole 8-oz bag of mozzarella and about half of an 8-oz bag of Parmesan) and it was fabulous! I also omitted the carrots. I loved how the sour cream tasted after it was baked. I will definitely make this dish again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2012
Quiche Lorraine I
This was a great recipe! Probably the best quiche I've ever made. The only alterations I made were leaving out the sugar and using 1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese, because that's what was in the package, already shredded. As many others did, I also sauteed the onions in some of the bacon fat. I did not put foil on the edges of the crust and it was fine. The inside was firm and not runny, and I cooked it exactly as instructed. Also the eggs were very light and fluffy. I would definitely make this quiche again!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2010

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