alishalouise Profile - (14339214)

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Living In: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2012
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I like recipes that are easily adaptable to my current mood. I will always follow a recipe first time, but then I really make it my own. I would probably make anything from Chef John.
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Mom's Best Macaroni Salad
This is the best macaroni salad I've ever had. I usually like macaroni salad, but always find I can't have too much of it because the mayo is so overpowering. Not in this! It is wonderfully dressed; sweet but still tangy. The only thing I omitted was the sugar and that was after I tasted it just before adding the pasta. Like many others I found it perfectly sweet with just the condensed milk. I used garden rotini for the color factor. I only needed 3 carrots, personally, but I didn't think they were overly large, I just think four would've been a lot after I shredded them. I only used half of a red onion, but I think I could've used the whole thing and been fine, but I did have some fresh sweet onions from the garden I needed to use up so I had about a 1/4 cup of that. I used red, green, AND orange peppers, again for color. The celery is the only thing I measured, but would probably add an extra half+ cup more of it next time. I might try olives next time, but I don't care too much for them. Other than that, I think you can use whatever veggies you would like and have no problems. The dressing would probably be good on a regular salad, too, or even a sandwich, it is THAT delicious!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2014
Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
This was pretty good. I think I had some pretty large tomatoes, so it wasn't as rich as I expected, but I also didn't seed and peel based on others' reviews. Maybe next time I will actually do that, or add more cream/butter. It had a great basil flavor. Slight modifications: I had some sweet onion leftover with the greens on top still, about a 1/4 cup max, so I threw that in there. I also added 4 large cloves of garlic. Garnished with chives and some parmesan.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2014
Quinoa Stuffing
Followed the recipe as stated and found it to be pretty bland, but I couldn't figure out what it was lacking. If I did it again, I probably would'be tried using the chicken broth I had on hand instead of going out of my way to get some vegetable. It would lose it's vegetarian charm, but might have a richer flavor. I was disappointed. First time using Quinoa, though, and am thankful for the experience. Would have to figure out how to make it more flavorful.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 25, 2013

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