Alyssa Profile - (16373858)

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Home Town: Patuxent River, Maryland, USA
Living In: Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm 27 years old and have been in the kitchen with my dad since I could walk. I'm currently a trainer at a call center and I enjoy my job. I've always loved to cook but since finding this website my co-workers and friends have been happy to taste test all the great recipes I've been trying out.
My favorite things to cook
Love, love, love, love seafood! My lasagna is also a much requested favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my dad would make soup with bay leaves in it he would leave them in and who ever got the bay leaf in their bowl got to pick dessert :-)
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph is when my mom and brother tell me (secretly) that what I've made is better than my dad's version of the same dish.
My cooking tragedies
The biggest cooking tragedy was when my brother and I decided to make chocolate chip cookies in our BRAND NEW house. My brother was 13 and I was 10. The recipe called for an EXTRA 1/2 cup of flour for softer rounder cookies. My brother only added the 1/2 cup and not the original 3 cups needed. I told him the dough looked wrong but he insisted it was fine. Needless to say the dough "melted" off the sheets in the oven and made a HUGE mess. But hey, we proved the smoke detectors worked in the new house :-)
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Stuffed Hot Peppers
Awesome flavors and perfect for jalepenos or wax peppers.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2010
Hearts of Palm Salad
Awesome as a side or as a meal unto itself! I'd never heard of champagne vinegar until I tried this recipe but it is perfect with this recipe! I love hearts of palm and am thrilled to have a way to prepare it besides just tossing it on to a salad.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2010
Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus
Awesome side dish! Everytime I've made this it's gotten more raves than the main dish and people are always going back for seconds or thirds! Thank you so much for this recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2010

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