artistforhire Profile - (13297904)

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Living In: Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
My name is Ashley, I'm an artist and mother of two fabulous boys. I live in Harrisonburg, Virginia where I'm lucky enough to be three blocks from our city's Downtown Farmers Market. Since we have four seasons, there are always yummy ingredients accessible. As a young girl I resisted being 'trapped in a kitchen', but as an adult I've really embraced cooking as another extension of my creativity. I also really appreciate a night out and don't mind spending money on fine dining. I love the atmosphere, service and am constantly in awe of chefs and what they are capable of presenting. I usually come away with something new I'd like to try at home!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Chocolate Lovers' Favorite Cake
Totally yummy cake. Not a difficult recipe to follow (and I am NOT a baker). My 9 yr old son and I made this and took it to a holiday gathering- it was a hit! Moist and mmmm. Of note: ton of batter, as has been mentioned, so definitely messy; we sprinkled the choc chips in a layer in the middle of the batter (very thick batter) instead of incorporating and it was an awesome 'extra'. We used a bundt pan and dusted it w powdered sugar to present.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 8, 2011
Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes with Ham
Awesome! Made this veggie by omitting ham. Subbed cream of celery (with milk); used cheddar/mozzarella mix and added a handful of cheddar to top. Baked in oven per another reviewers recommendation @ 325d for 1.5 hrs. The top was crunchy, golden, cheesy goodness! Matched w/ creamy potatoes inside the texture was rockin'. Will make again for sure!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2009
Grilled Salmon I
Love this- easy and quick enough for a school night! A few tips of my own: sub 1/4 c honey for the sugar; use fresh lemon juice (2tbs); Omit salt and opt for a clove or two of fresh garlic. I line my grill with foil, grill skin side up first, flip, and then top seared fish with thinly sliced lemon rounds for remainder of cook time. Delish!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 1, 2009

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