samrn80 Profile - (16881745)

cook's profile


Home Town: Union, Missouri, USA
Living In: Granite City, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
I'm a cardiac nurse practitioner. I love to cook and love this site!
My favorite things to cook
Appetizers!! I am known as the "appetizer Queen" among my family and friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Learned to cook with my Grandma. I still have the set of cookbooks she gave me as a child. (They are in serious need of rebinding but still get the job done). I generally reproduce my childhood holiday meals for my family but add a bit of my own personal flare.
My cooking triumphs
I won an appetizer cook off and was awarded a trophy!
My cooking tragedies
When I first started dating my husband I was going to make him this wonderful decadent german chocolate/cream cheese cake. I did not realize his oven was a wreck. It came out with burnt edges and a very gooey center!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Breakfast Casserole II
Way too many potatoes. That's all you could taste. Will cut the amount in half next time.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2013
Citrus Cheesecake
I have made this twice to take to a couple of summer parties. It is delicious and a huge hit. Never a crumb leftover to take home! The citrus makes it a great summer dessert. I did make it with a graham cracker crust instead of the flour crust but added the citrus zest to the graham cracker mixture. Love this recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2012
Roasted Vegetables
This veggie dish is such a wonderful autumn/holiday side dish. Not only does it taste delish, but it looks so festive. I made it for Thanksgiving last year and have made it many times since. It has been requested for our holiday dinner tomorrow!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2011

In Season

Rockin' Tacos
Rockin' Tacos

A simple tortilla topped with Mexican fillings gives you a burst of spicy flavor.

Mexican Desserts
Mexican Desserts

Flan, churros, tres leches cake? We have these and so many more. It's fiesta time!

Spring Sale! Only $5.99
Spring Sale! Only $5.99

Great recipes and cooking tips! For a limited time, get a year of Allrecipes Magazine for $5.99.

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States