Samantha Profile - (13813152)

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Living In: Maine, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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Our Wedding
About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every year my mother made a lot of pies (not to mention the dinner) for Thanksgiving. This year she's not with us, so I'm making the mincemeat pie, which was my favorite.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I cooked for my husband, I made a new recipe that I had made up and never tried before. It turned out fabulous and he still loves it!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Microwave Apple Crisp
I made this earlier this evening for dessert. I hate peeling apples, so I only do it a few times a year for my husband's craving for apple crisp and apple pie. I used 5 fairly large Cortland apples, peeled 3 of them and left 2 of them unpeeled, just diced smaller. I tossed my apple chunks in cinnamon/sugar before putting the topping on. I also tweaked the recipe a bit and used 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter and 1/4 cup melted butter mixed. The PB gave it an extra boost and the peanuts gave it a nice, surprising crunch. Overall, I think the recipe is okay...I prefer an oven baked crisp over the microwave, even with the ease of the microwave. Honestly, once you've got the apple crisp prepared in the pan (and assuming you've pre-heated your oven) all you have to do is throw it in there to bake!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2010
Garlic Butter
As is, the recipe is way too salty. With my own alterations, I give it a 4.5. I used margarine because that's what we keep in the house...1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp garlic, but it was still too salty. I added about 1 1/2 tsp of sugar to try and balance it out and it worked. Next time, I will leave out the salt entirely!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2010
Swanson(R) Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore
Next time I will have to remove the broth from the slow cooker and thicken it on the stove. Other than that the flavor was alright, not the best thing ever, but still okay.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 30, 2009

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