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Susie Q

Susie Q
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Living In: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Jun. 28, 2012 4:50 pm 
Updated: Jul. 4, 2012 8:56 pm
I'd like to ask the AR community about what kind of food I should make/bring for a protest. It is a peaceful demonstration, held at Purdue University in Indiana, to protest the appointment of Indiana governor Mitch Daniels as the new president of the university, which is my alma mater.  (I… MORE
From The Blog:  The Park Ave. Pub
My one-year-old niece is growing up too fast
David & me
In other news, the wind and I don't mix. Hair like this ends up in my food... always.
About this Cook
I'm a technical writer living in Lafayette, IN. I go into why I started cooking in my blog... let's just say there was a man involved.
My favorite things to cook
Rib roast, my special green beans, anything Mexican (especially fajitas), egg souffle, baked salmon, my roasted potatoes, anything I haven't cooked before
My favorite family cooking traditions
Like any Hoosier family -- corn on the cob!
My cooking triumphs
Impressing my brother, who is an awesome cook, with my lasagna; getting my cousin to eat vegetables for the first time ever, as mine are apparently more palatable somehow.
My cooking tragedies
The handful of times that I have grossly over-seasoned the food. Also, once I left Italian peas on the stove too long (I was trying to shove a friend out the door so we could eat) and the peas turned to mush.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce
I really love this sauce; it's tasty and very easy to make. DH's only complaint was that it's a bit heavy, so it isn't really something to serve as an appetizer. But it's perfect for a party or something where you just have dips and finger food, *or* as the main sauce in an entree. I serve it with Southwestern Egg Rolls (and again, those are supposed to be an appetizer, but they're kind of heavy, so I use them as an entree with this sauce).

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2013
World's Best Lasagna
Made this for Mother's Day one year, and everyone said it was the best lasagna they'd ever had. The only change I made was soaking the noodles in hot water for 30 minutes instead of boiling them.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 29, 2012
Southwestern Egg Rolls
These were amazing! I also baked these (at 450° for 10 minutes, per another reviewer) instead of fried them to keep it a bit healthier, but I imagine they're great fried, too -- I'd love to try them with a crunchy tortilla. Anyway, I served these (again, with Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce... a wonderful recipe, and they went great together... though I'd eat that sauce with anything) as appetizers for a dinner party, and they were gone almost immediately! They are a bit filling, so I would actually caution anyone else to serve them as an appetizer. Next time I make them, it will be for dinner. ;) One comment on the name of the dish -- they seem more like spring rolls than egg rolls.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2011
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