mleigh Profile - (13884289)

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Home Town: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids
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Baked Teriyaki Chicken
About this Cook
I am a stay-at-home, homescholing mom of 3. I am a total foodie and love to eat food, cook food, read about food--anything involving food, and am very glad to have a fast metabolism to be able to enjoy it all!
My favorite things to cook
I love DESERTS! Baking is my favorite type of cooking--muffins and cakes especially.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I came from a family that didn't cook--my mom had pizza on speed dial or had the occassional processed, quick meal. I am really enjoying setting our own traditions and teaching my kids about food, and learning myself along the way.
My cooking triumphs
A 3-tiered, fondant covered, (scarf, etc. included) snowman cake.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Ratatouille Bake
I put this together about 3 hours before I baked it, and it still turned out really well. Had never had Ratatouille before and wasn't sure to expect, but we were all pleasantly surprised. Was out of the seasonings it called for, so used 3/4 of a Tablespoon of Italian Seasoning instead. We will eat this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 9, 2010
Taco Seasoning II
My husband and I found this recipe quite bland. I browned the beef, then added the 7 teaspoons of the seasoning and added about a half cup of water, and let it simmer for about 30 minutes so the flavors could mingle. I liked that it had no salt, but I would like a recipe with more flavor. It very minimally seasoned the beef.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2009
Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
I made this exactly as written, and it was just okay. Probably a one timer for us. Basically a spaghetti sauce tossed with noodles, I felt I could had the same result with a jar of spaghetti sauce and not had to clean any pans :)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2009
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