Melissa Profile - (13148989)

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Home Town: Los Gatos, California, USA
Living In: Colfax, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a mother of two boys (ages 7 & 5), and a little girl (11 months old), happily married and a stay at home mom / student.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy entertaining, so I enjoy preparing appetizers, cocktails, large family meals and side dishes. I love baking, especially bread. When the boys were babies I loved making all of their baby foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lasagna, chicken cordon bleu, enchiladas, spaghetti and pot roast are all things I learned to cook growing up. I love baking rolls, wheat bread and sourdough bread.
My cooking triumphs
On a recent camping trip I made mashed sweet potatoes with sour cream and chives and the whole group went crazy for them! I also learned that homemade dinner rolls are not as difficult as I thought, same with homemade pizza dough.
My cooking tragedies
Everything when I first began! My husband and I moved in together when I was 18 and we lived off Hamburger Helper for the first few years because I ruined everything I touched in the kitchen!
Recipe Reviews 106 reviews
Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini
I made this recipe for my parents and in-laws and everyone was so impressed and asked for the recipe. It is delicious and can even be made early and then put into a crock pot, just don't add the tortellini too early.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2015
Butternut Squash Casserole
This recipe is delicious! It is my new go-to thanksgiving casserole, I prefer it to candied yams.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2015
Banana Oatmeal Cookies III
These are delicious and a great use for overripe bananas. I make big batches and freeze them for my kids lunches, I just pull them out the night before.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2015
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