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EllyWest


EllyWest
 
Home Town: Portland, Oregon, USA
Living In: Santa Cruz, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
My name is Elly and truthfully, I've never been that great in the kitchen. Ask anyone in my family and they'll tell you how I ruined three boxes (yeah that's right, boxes) of mac n' cheese in a row. So, now I'm on a mission to prove to them that I can cook just as well as they can if I put my mind to it. Currently I am a college student at UCSC and an artist in my free time.
My favorite things to cook
My absolute favorite thing in the whole world to make and consume is banana bread, or more fondly 'Nanner Bread.' Yum yum yum!!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Tuna noodle casserole. Coming from a family that has strong ties to the mid-west, I grew up on a steady diet of casseroles, meat, and potatoes.
My cooking triumphs
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My cooking tragedies
Please refer to the mac n' cheese story mentioned earlier.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Goat Cheese and Spinach Turkey Burgers
Ok, so, heres the story. I couldn't find goat cheese... anywhere. So I substituted blue cheese and it turned out delicious! I only made one patty so the measurements were probably a little off. I also made these changes: Like mentioned earlier, the blue cheese instead of goat cheese, a handful of fast cooking oats, and just a pinch of bread crumbs. Also, I cooked this on the stove with some olive oil on medium high heat. Served over nut bread toast with some ketchup, this recipe is definitely a keeper!!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 9, 2011
Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
Such an interesting texture. I've never tried a smoothie with oats in it before and I feel like I've missed out. I didn't use any vanilla or sugar and instead added some honey, which I prefer. Also, I used other user's suggestions and pre-blended the oats. Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2010
Chicken Pot Pie IX
This was just too tasty. I didn't have any celery seed so I had to go without but I didn't miss it. I took other suggestions and used chicken broth to steam the vegetables. I also used rotisserie chicken, so easy. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2010
 
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