Aimee6286 Profile - (13530455)

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Home Town: Palestine, Texas, USA
Living In: Lufkin, Texas, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I am a wife of 5 years and a mother of a toddler. We recently moved to a new town and love it here and intend to remain here to raise our family. I prefer to provide healthy meals for my son, but sometimes convenience items over-rule. My hubby and my son both could live off cereal straight out of the box, so if I don't cook every night, I don't think anyone will notice but me!
My favorite things to cook
home made pizza, "lazy girl's" turkey stroganoff, baked BBQ chicken tenders. crustless coconut pie. I also love to bake cakes and cookies but rarely make the time to do so.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are still a new family with traditions in the making! So far it is just simple cinnamon rolls from a can on saturday mornings. Also, homemade pizza is a regular in my house, usually on the weekend.
My cooking triumphs
Fresh tuna noodle soup- basic chicken noodle soup recipe but substituted with fresh-caught tuna- it was a big hit with my hubby! I even used canned mixed veggies and it was still great! cheeseburger manicotti aka italian enchiladas- didn't have everything for manicotti so I stuffed the pasta with hamburger meat and shredded colby cheese and seasoned with dill and added tomato sauce (and more cheese). It was a big hit with my hubby's coworkers!
My cooking tragedies
Never mix SPAM with tomato sauce!! I attempted a SPAM parmesan and it was like trying to eat dogfood! I am a newbie to SPAM (my hubby likes it so I decided to give it a try) otherwise I might have known better!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak
this was my first time to make salisbury steak and i was very impressed with how easy it was. i read other reviews and tips first, and since i didn't have all the exact ingredients, make a few substitutions and also cooked it on the stovetop rather than in the slow cooker and it still turned out great! i cut the recipe in half, using only half the onion soup packet. i didn't have the au jus or the cream soup, so instead i used a can of mushroom gravy and a dry packet of brown gravy (reduced sodium). since i forgot to half it and added the full packet of gravy mix i went ahead and added the full amount of water- so i had extra sauce which is never a bad thing! I also added fresh sliced mushrooms after browning the meat, when i added the gravies. Mine didn't turn out too salty the way i made it. thank you for such a versatile and delicious recipe :) it will be a new staple in our house!

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2012
Lazygirl's Ground Turkey Stroganoff
This has become a regular dinner in my home- we made it for the first time in Fall of 2009 and I've made it many times since then! It is often my go-to recipe when I don't know what to cook because I always have the ingredients on hand and my hubby and son rave about how good it is every time! I usually use wheat pasta and sometimes I leave the bouillon or onion out and it is still great. I will often use a larger can or double the cream or mushroom soup to stretch it a little further since we devour this dish! I've also passed this recipe onto a friend and her family loves it too! Thank so much!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 17, 2011
Spinach Tortellini Soup
I made this with a 12 oz bag of spinach tortellini and a 3rd can of low-sodium chicken broth and used fresh spinach that i had on hand (not nearly as much as the recipe called for). I squeezed the juice from several lemon slices after reading a review which stated lemon pepper was 'the missing ingredient'. I sprinkled some minced dried onion instead of using fresh onion like some suggested. This was a huge hit with my hubby, but my 2 year-old wasn't that thrilled. I will most likely be making this again as I often keep tortellini on hand!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 22, 2010

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