SMALLIE81 Profile - (1574653)

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Living In: Port Republic, Maryland, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Reading Books, Genealogy, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
As a kid growing up, my mom never really cooked anything unless it came out of a box and boiling water needed to be added :) I was always very interested in anything to do with the kitchen and started packing my dads lunches at 3 or 4 years old. I remember packing raw potato sandwiches, and my dad coming home telling me how wonderful the food was! I began experimenting with meals in high school and have loved cooking ever since. I love trying new recipes and new cooking methods.
My favorite things to cook
Anything revolving around breakfast. I enjoy making carrot cake, chicken noodle soup...any type of comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
There were never really any cooking "traditions" in my family when I was growing up. I decided I needed to learn a few good recipes to begin my own traditions so my husband and I can pass them along to our children.
My cooking triumphs
Perfecting breakfast! When I was dating my husband, I was embarrassed when he once asked me to fry an egg, sunny side up. Now, making breakfast is one of my favorites.
My cooking tragedies
I once baked a cake for my office and after tasting it at work I realized it tasted very oily. I discovered I forgot to add the eggs! I also once took devilled eggs to a family get together and I sliced them the wrong way. My family could not stop laughing when I told them I couldn't figure out why they were leaning over to the side and wouldnt sit right!
Recipe Reviews 123 reviews
Southern as You Can Get Collard Greens
This recipe was ok, still not exactly what I was looking for! I was looking for southern greens you would find at a bbq restaurant or deep in the south at grandma's. This wasn't quite it, though it was not "bad."

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2013
Best Tuna Casserole
SO GOOD! I made this last minute for a Lent dinner. I replaced the soup with Classico alfredo sauce, and added just a touch more sauce as I wanted it creamier! Topped with panko, will certainly make again!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2012
This was delicious! I followed the directions to the T, omitting the peas and ham. I was nervous as it sounded difficult to do, but they turned out beautifully! Next time, I will cool the risotto in the fridge a bit before forming into balls and make them more "bite size" as I read to be traditional. Thanks for sharing the great recipe!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 1, 2012

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