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Ashley Geist

Ashley Geist
Home Town: Mason, Wisconsin, USA
Living In: Ishpeming, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
My name is Ashley, and I live with my husband, Andy, and our five-year-old son, Breylen. Both of them always seem to be hungry and it's up to me to feed them! I have always loved cooking and baking, but now that I have a family, I love both even more. I also like to entertain. I cook a homemade meal nearly every night and enjoy trying new recipes. I love getting my son involved in the kitchen whenever possible, and he loves it, too. I hope he keeps it up!
My favorite things to cook
There's no way I could pick a favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We always have traditions of making big meals on Christmas and Easter, so I enjoy making big dinners (or dishes to contribute to the big dinners) for family on those holidays.
My cooking tragedies
Honestly, I haven't had a real "tragedy". I guess my first time I tried to make spaghetti, when I was about fourteen or so. I didn't boil the noodles long enough and they turned out quite chewy, but we ate it anyway.
Recipe Reviews 40 reviews
Simple Strawberry Syrup
I needed to make up a super fast strawberry reduction sauce to put over a little personal sized strawberry short cake. Today is my husband's birthday and I wanted to surprise him with one of his favorite treats before he left for work. This recipe is so simple and straightforward with tasty results. The syrup thickened nicely and tasted great. I used the leftover reduction to put over my son's waffles and he liked it, too.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2015
Grandma VanDoren's White Bread
SO EASY! This is a delicious, light bread that rises quickly. Each step says you should wait about an hour in the video, however, I found that each step really only took 30-35 minutes. I think what makes this bread so great is the sponge rising technique. I yielded three high loaves of bread with this recipe. This is quite an easy recipe, especially if you have a mixer. I sent off one fresh loaf of this bread to a relative today! This is a bread recipe I am keeping and will be sharing with others :-) Note: You can also use all-purpose flour and the bread will still taste totally fine.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 7, 2015
Really Wicked Spinach Artichoke Dip
Delicious! I left out the red pepper flakes, only because I don't like them, but made everything else as written. This is creamy, rich, and it tastes amazing on little diced pieces of sourdough bread for serving. I had this out as an appetizer for Christmas and we ate half the pan!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2014
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