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Erica N.

Erica N.
Home Town: Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
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Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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My husband and I in Sanibel
Cinnamon rolls
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I recently got a bread machine, so I've been going crazy with it!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Strawberry Romaine Salad I
This is a great recipe, AND it is even better if you lighten it up a bit. I use skim milk, reduced fat mayonnaise, and Splenda every time I make it, and it is awesome. I also garnish it with ¼ - ½ bag of Almond Accents Honey Roasted Sliced Almonds AND ¼ - ½ bag of Almond Accents Italian Parmesan Slides Almonds (Usually found near the bagged lettuce or in the salad dressing aisle). Thanks for the great, refreshing salad recipe! It's always a hit!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2012
Jo's Rosemary Bread
Fabulous recipe! I like to use the dough cycle on my bread machine and then bake the dough as mini loaves or in 8-inch pans. When preparing it like this, I usually add a little extra flour to make the dough easier to work with. We also like to switch up what we use to dip it in (if we use anything at all!). As previous reviewers suggested, we sometimes use olive oil and fresh ground pepper, but another very good combination I learned at an upscale Italian restaurant is to pour a small amount of olive oil and balsamic vinegar on a small plate or shallow bowl and then top it with freshly grated Parmesan and/or Romano cheese. Pampered chef also makes good bread dipping seasonings. BOTTOM LINE: This bread is delicious and extremely versatile!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2011
Brown Sugar Smokies
ADD SOME BBQ SAUCE, AND EAT SOME FOR YOURSELF BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE!! These are great the way they are, but I think they are a little better (and more like what the kiddos used to call "saucy hotdogs") when I put the little smokies in a big tupperware bowl, add some bbq sauce, shake them up, and then roll them in the bacon and add the brown sugar. It's a little messier, but oh so worth it! Also, like the others said, sticking the bacon in the freezer for 10 minutes is really helpful for the ease of cooking. For the bacon, I like to get the Center Cut bacon (you can get the Hy-Vee brand for a reasonable price) and cut it in half for rolling. I usually put two little smokie wraps per toothpick Don't be afraid to get these extra crispy when you are baking them--it will help keep them a LITTLE crunchy when you stick them in a crock pot. Overall, a wonderful recipe! Keeping people's tips in mind from the reviews will make your life a lot easier!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2010

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