LIZCANCOOK Profile - (1557691)

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Living In: Livonia, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I love to cook. Love it! I enjoy trying out new dishes on my husband (but he makes me not ask any questions about 'how many STARS' until he's had a couple of bites). I used to enjoy cookbooks, but allrecipes has spoiled me... how can I know if a recipe's worth making without reviews and advice??
My favorite things to cook
I like one-dish meals a lot, stir-fries, casseroles, slow-cooked foods, soups and stews. Hearty food, but healthy too. To get my husband more involved in cooking our meals I'm always on the hunt for interesting BBQ recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both sides of my family (Hungarian & German/Finnish) had ethnic specialities that I remember us always eating when we got together. Now, older members of my family are gone, and I never learned how to make these dishes. It breaks my heart that I can no longer eat my one grandmother's pasties and other grandmother's chicken paprikash (yes, these recipes are online here, but they don't have my families special touches, you know?). I urge all of you to learn your favorite dishes from your mothers, grandmothers, etc before it is too late.
My cooking triumphs
We had both sides of our family over for Easter 2005 (yes, I know this is the easiest holiday to cook for, but I'm relatively new to this!). Everything turned out perfectly, and family Easter at our home has become a tradition. Thanks allrecipes!
My cooking tragedies
I'm a big fan of taking a recipe that sounds interesting, then substituting healthier ingredients for the bad (but oh-so-tasty) stuff. Sometimes this works... sometimes it flops.
Recipe Reviews 646 reviews
Baked Pears with Vanilla Yogurt and Granola
i used less vanilla Greek yogurt than called for, didn't toast the granola...oh, and used hard cider. ;-)!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2013
Pasta with Swiss Chard
Very flavorful and satisfying for such a quick recipe with so few ingredients. Added a little extra grated pram to the plates.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 16, 2013
Apple Crisp II
Absolutely what I was looking for - cinnamon-y, sweet, with perfect crispy, crumbly topping. Cut serving size to 4 and used an 8x8 glass Pyrex casserole . Still took 40+ minutes to brown the crisp. Excellent with ice cream. On a healthy note, this used a lot less butter than my previous allrecipes apple crisp choice. Recipe box keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2013

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