Meggi Profile - (13081438)

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Home Town: Tustin, California, USA
Living In: Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Walking, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
Right now I cook mainly out of necessity, we need to eat right? I work a full-time job, and so while I love trying new dishes and going all out, I don't have time to put into it right now except on weekends and special occasions. Growing up my Mom mainly was a stay-at-home Mom. She cooked for us most of the time, we rarely ate fast food, only eating out of occasion. I basically remember a collection of dishes, she made really good food, but generally wasn't experimental in the kitchen. I learned the basics from her by watching and helping in the kitchen. Mostly I learn from cookbooks, and occasionally I get a little creative.
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, stir-fry, breads, desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Licking out the cake and frosting mixing bowls. Meals with the extended family, BBQ or other.
My cooking triumphs
Not much so far, my best experiment has been changing a Tuna-Pasta Casserole into a delicious Ham-Pasta Casserole. The recipe is in a Betty Crocker cookbook. Trade Ham for Tuna, Peas for Broccoli, and 1/4 c Parmesan cheese for the 1c Cheddar. Delicious!
My cooking tragedies
I have a tendency to get distracted and sometimes things burn. The worst though, was I was trying to make some apple muffins. Followed the recipe, but for some reason they never cooked all the way through, they stayed doughy in the middle even after an hour of cooking. I have yet to try it again.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Sour Cream Lemon Pie
Delicious, but so mushy.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2013
Thai Chicken Pizza
The hubby and I both loved it.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2013
Creamy Rice Pudding
We had to play with the quantities and cook time a little to our liking, but it was delicious. I also tried it with almond milk which worked just as well.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2013
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