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Home Town: Mount Carmel, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Church Hill, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My name is Amanda. I am happily married but no kids yet. Just a Siamese cat. I love to read and write. My dream job would be to work in a library or a bookstore or possibly a comic book shop. :) I'm a secretary for now though. I am also really disappointed in allrecipes for not including crochet in the hobbies section.
My favorite things to cook
I like to bake. I really like to make cakes and cookies the most, But my husband has a gluten allergy. I'm in search of good recipes for his allergy- especially ways he can get good, healthy carbs to replace the ones he would have had from bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love my mother's Hot Chocolate and her Cranberry Relish! Those are what make me look forward to the winter season. I am disappointed that I discovered I'm lactose intolerant and can no longer have mom's hot chocolate. I'm also crazy about my Aunt Patti's Chicken Salad and Lasagna.
My cooking triumphs
Making fried chicken that my gluten-intolerant husband can eat. Making one perfect batch of French Macarons.
My cooking tragedies
I sometimes have trouble remembering to adjust my recipes all the way through. I made peanut soup and halved everything-except for the peanut butter. That was some thick soup!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Spicy Pumpkin Soup
This was really easy. I made some modifications though. Since both my husband and I are lactose intolerant, I used coconut milk instead of cream and instead of cajun seasoning, I put in curry and tumeric. It made for a great Indian inspired soup. I think next time I'll add some corriander to the mix. I took the advice of others and sauteed the onions and garlic first. When I served the soup, I topped it with crumbled goat cheese (easier on our stomachs than other cheeses) and green onions.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2013
Campfire Banana Splits
I made these when I was a counselor at church camp, but we called them banana boats and sometimes added peanut butter. Honestly, it's the only way I will eat chocolate and peanut butter together. these are AMAZING!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 28, 2012

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