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MrsAltmiller


MrsAltmiller
 
Home Town: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Living In: Dixon, California, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Reading Books, Music
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Oct. 28, 2013 8:39 pm 
Updated: Oct. 30, 2013 9:48 am
I was raised on Ore-Ida potatoes.  I can remember bags of Ore Ida potatoes being in our freezer from a very young age.  My husband and I use Ore Ida's hash browns as a side dish for eggs and in breakfast burritos.  But after my daughter declared that she didn't like frozen french fries when… MORE
 
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About this Cook
I have a beautiful 8 year old daughter, an 11 year old stepson and a 2 year old son. My husband has been in the United States Air Force for over 15 years, and I am a proud military wife!! My husband is by the far the best cook I know (just don't tell my mother I said that). His recipes are to die for but he won't share the recipes, even with me! I was born and raised in Arizona but my parents are both from NY originally - Queens and Brooklyn - and I spent a lot of time in NY growing up. My mother was raised in a Jewish/Italian neighborhood and learned how to cook great Italian dishes from people who came from the old country. She passed a lot of those lessons down to me. I still go back to NY whenever I can. My brother lives in NJ now and whenever I visit, I eat my way through town. There is nothing like pizza, Chinese food and baked goods from the east coast!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about everything! I have the "staple" recipes that are made on a regular basis, like baked ziti, meatloaf, casseroles, etc., but I get a huge kick out of trying new recipes. I am on Allrecipes several times a day (my husband says I'm an addict!) and you can usually catch me in the cookbook aisle of the bookstore. I love to experiment and see which recipes are "approved" by my husband and kids. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My love of cooking comes from my mother. When I was young, my mother used to throw big dinner parties and would cook everything herself. I remember being in the kitchen with her and helping her prepare...even if it was just mixing something it was fun for me. My mother and I use any holiday as an excuse to cook. Our two favorites are of course Thanksgiving and Christmas. Our menu consists of: Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Candied Yams, Green Bean Casserole, Corn Tomolita from Chevy's (a sweet corn side dish), cheesecake and 7-up cake. Yummy!
My cooking triumphs
Whenever I try something new and I get smiles and empty plates from my husband and the kids!
My cooking tragedies
I once tried to make my mother a sponge cake when I was 11. Let's just say that it more closely resembled a kitchen sponge than a cake!
Recipe Reviews 121 reviews
Jumbo Shells with Asparagus, Prosciutto, Ricotta Cheese and Three Cheese Sauce
Made this for my husband and two kids last night. My 9 year old daughter had 3 servings...she loved it! My husband and I both thought it was a tad salty, so next time I will omit 1 tsp of salt. Overall a delicious and very easy dish that looks fancy enough to serve to company!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 19, 2014
Three Cheese Tortellini with Traditional Sauce and Parmigiano Cheese
This was a good, easy recipe for a quick weeknight meal that is very kid friendly. I paired it with some garlic bread and a salad to complete the meal.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2014
Double Fudge Brownie Cookies
These cookies are really yummy. I made two batches, one with a mix of chocolate and white chocolate chips, and one with a mix of chocolate and peanut butter chips. Both versions were great. The batter does become very tough to mix so you really need to use some muscles to get the chips mixed in evenly.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2014
 
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