Mandy14 Profile - (16240747)

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Home Town: Rochester, New York, USA
Living In: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I never thought I'd enjoy cooking, but it's become a creative outlet for me after working a long, full day. Making dinner is what I look forward to every evening. My husband and I really enjoy trying new foods and restaurants. I am beginning to feel passionately about organic foods; basically, just organic meat and eggs. I love animals! (We have a rescue dog.) And I think that I have a responsibility to support farmers and companies that raise animals humanely and healthily.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite foods include: Scallops, any type of fish, mushrooms (the cadillac of vegetables), and pretty much anything Italian. Basically, if I can cook or bake it and it comes out right, I like it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom always makes Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon at Christmas time and my Grandma's delicious rolled sugar cookies. Now setting up my own household, I make a platter of cookies: rolled and cracked sugar, chocolate holiday chip, white chocolate chip macadamia nut cranberry, and more!
My cooking triumphs
As I read up on cooking, baking, and prepping techniques, I've become a much more competent and confident cook. Triumphs include: meaty and meatless marinara sauces, chocolate chip cookies, pork enchiladas, and chicken pot pie.
My cooking tragedies
White clam sauce with fettuccine: (a runny, dripping, flavor-less mess), and my first attempt at mashed potatoes: (burnt potatoes because I cut them in huge chunks). Here's to better results! :)
Recipe Reviews 149 reviews
Teriyaki Sauce
Didn't think this tasted like teriyaki sauce at all.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2015
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
This was surprisingly delicious. Surprising, because I'd never thought of cabbage as tasty. I usually considered it a necessary evil to corned beef. This was wonderful! The husband and I both enjoyed it very much. :)

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2015
Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup
Delicious. Didn't use a full pound of bacon, but it certainly produced enough grease.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2015

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