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Melinda Helseth

Melinda Helseth
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About this Cook
I'm a total foodie...I love to cook and try new recipes. My husband is my guinea pig. I can never make a recipe the way it is intended. I always have to add my own flair to it.
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I love to cook just about anything. I really love to cook foods with lots of flavor, using fresh herbs and spices to make everything full of fresh flavor.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Banana Muffins II
D E L I C I O U S!! They just came out of the oven, and I couldn't wait until morning to have one. I did like some others recommended and added some cinnamon & nutmeg. I was out of vanilla, so I used some almond extract. I also used 1C white flour and 1/2C whole wheat flour, and reduced the sugar to 1/2C. Then I added some fresh blueberries. So I guess I sort of made my own recipe, but this was a great springboard!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2012
Mexican Raviolis
This recipe is not the greatest I've tried. The meat mixture was WONDERFUL! I didn't have any chorizo, so I used ground beef and added a bunch of seasonings. Using the wonton wrappers was unappealing. They got slimy after being boiled, and they didn't stay sealed. I did not use them. I will definitely use the meat mixture again for something else, but NOT with wonton wrappers. I think they would be better pan-fried or deep-fried.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2009
Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
This was a great recipe, but I can never follow any recipe exactly without making my own additions. I chopped the onions and sauteed them in the butter with some fresh pressed garlic...garlic makes everything better! Then I made it the rest of the way like it says in the recipe. Everyone who ate them loved them!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2009

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