Monica Profile - (13736697)

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Home Town: Burlingame, California, USA
Living In: Berkeley, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a stay-at-home mom of 2 boys (a baby and a toddler). I'm always looking for new, easy recipes that both my kids and my husband I will love!
My favorite things to cook
Fresh, healthful, easy meals most of the time. I'm also partial to casseroles.
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Quinoa and Black Beans
*Really good*, especially considering the simplicity of the recipe. The flavors all come together to create something that is really tasty, and quite kid-friendly (all my kids loved it, from the 2 year old to the 6 year old). Very easy to make, and I almost always have the ingredients on hand. Also, a one pot dish! The only substitution I make is I switch out the frozen corn with TJs soycattash frozen veggie blend, only because I rarely have straight up frozen corn on hand. It's delicious!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2012
Sparkling Punch
Made this punch for my son's 4th birthday. The only thing I changed was omitting the sugar and the ice cubes (I'd stored the club soda and apple cider in the fridge, so they were cold enough). It turned out amazingly well - not too crazy-sweet, and both the kids and adults loved it. Will definitely make it again.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2012
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
Amazing chocolate chip cookies! Easy to make and they turned out perfectly. My husband and kiddos loved them. This will be my go-to choc chip recipe from now on, though I will most likely increase the salt from 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2012

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