Shannon Profile - (1514002)


Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Living In: Aurora, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a wife and mother to my precious 6 year-old daughter, Olivia. As she gets older, I hope she'll appreciate the art of cooking and will also love to cook with me. I love cooking and am always experimenting with new recipes or adding my own flair to existing recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I really like to cook dishes which I just make up on the spot with common ingredients. I usually take a recipe as a base from which to work, and then add my own special touches to the dish. I haven't had too many flops that way, and it keeps cooking interesting!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to help my mom with our traditional Christmas Eve Shrimp & Scallop Fettucine. It always turns out so well....sooo incredibly rich and yummy! I also love to help her prepare our Christmas Night traditional Prime Rib. The rub is the key to a perfectly crispy outside and tender, melt-in-your-mouth meat!
My cooking triumphs
Creating new recipes from scratch and constantly searching for ways to improve upon a made-up dish or even an old standby.
My cooking tragedies
I know I've had MANY in the past, but thankfully, none recently!
Recipe Reviews 190 reviews
Peanut Butter Noodles
Decent, quick, easy, and fairly tasty. Had to tweak slightly by adding a little more of this and that to suit family preferences, but overall, it will be made again, especially when I need a quick dinner.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 25, 2015
California Chicken
This is one of those all-round good recipes that holds up well to substitutions. You could even make this as a sandwich! I subbed gouda slices for the monterey jack and jazzed up my tomatoes by broiling them with a little parmesan cheese and Italian dressing before topping the chicken with them. I also sprinkled a few bacon bits on for good measure. I assembled the finished pieces atop a bed of raw spinach, added a few sliced strawberries, a drizzle of Italian dressing, and it was so good! Definitely on the make-again list!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2015
Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup
Will this recipe replace my normal chicken soup recipe? No, but I did appreciate trying this version. I followed the general consensus to reduce the lemon (I used 1/4 c) but will use the full amount next time. I also zested 1/2 a medium-sized lemon and added it too. Preferring thighs in chicken soup, I "crockpotted" 1lb of them and seasoned them with pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. When done, I shredded it and added it along with fresh spinach (torn into smaller pieces) to the soup a few minutes before serving. I boiled the orzo separately so I could add it when making leftovers. I replaced the thyme with marjoram, as I prefer it in chicken soup. This recipe makes a solid, hearty soup which my hubby (who wasn't feeling well) and daughter and I enjoyed.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2014
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