Samantha Profile - (13374843)

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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Bellevue, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a mother of 2, a 2 year old son and 13 year old daughter. Cooking has always been an important part of our family traditions. I love to experiment in the kitchen. I have a wonderful husband who teaches 7th and 8th grade special education. I'm a stay at home mom.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook pasta dishes and things that use fresh simple ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I think my favorite traditions are actually the times my mom, sister and I have spent canning in the kitchen. It never seems like something I wanted to do until we were all there around the kitchen table snipping and snapping beans and running our mouths!
My cooking triumphs
I can cook a great turkey and my kielbasa stir fry is a favorite.
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make a sauce with red wine and cream and it turned purple and was completely inedible.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Sauerkraut Meatball Soup
I really really didn't like this soup. I was really disappointed to because I am a fan of sauerkraut and meatballs and thought I would love it. I couldn't even eat it. My family thought it was ok but said they definitely wouldn't want it again. There was something about the combination of the sweet cream taste and the sauerkraut that I felt didn't work.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2011
Swedish Meatballs I
I made this by the exact recipe and did not care for it. I felt that the meatballs had no flavor.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 12, 2010
Restaurant-Style Potato Salad
I have now made this potato salad several times and it always gets great reviews. The first time I made it I didn't have white wine vinegar so I just used regular white vinegar which was still good but the white wine vinegar gave the dish a smoother taste. I don't add the carrots or pimento but I do add 2 chopped up boiled eggs because we like eggs in our potato salad. Thanks for the great recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2009

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