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Samantha F.

Samantha F.
Home Town: Wendell, Idaho, USA
Living In: Mtn Home Afb, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm 28 years old and live on the Air Force base in Mountain Home, Idaho. The town is small and limited to the types of restaurants available so I've had to update alot of my recipes and add more ideas to my recipe library so that we're not always eating the sames things. I love to try recipes that have ingredients readily available to me in a small town but I'm pretty open to trying new things.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook Mexican and Italian food. Anything American that is quick and easy I'm a huge fan of. I'm not one for out of the ordinary ingredients, fancy plating designs or anything too extremely complicated. I'm a fairly accomplished baker but tend to not have enough time to do much of it. This year was the first I've attempted my mother's chocolate peppermint log for Christmas. I never realized how involved they were!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Last year my group of friends and I started to have our own food battles, kind of like Iron Chef. We've had 3 so far and each time it's been nothing but fun and really good food. We're looking at planning the next one sometime soon and I can't wait to see what kind of food we come up with this time :)
My cooking triumphs
Making a risotto recipe I found off All Recipes. My husband was stationed in Italy for 2 years with the Air Force and is a huge fan of risotto. When I cooked it for him he said it was just like what he'd had in Italy. We use that as our special occasion meal when we want to have something nice for just the two of us.
My cooking tragedies
No real tragedies so far thank goodness! My only pitfall is my slow cooker. I am constantly misjudging time needed and temperature so that's always a work in progress.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Chicken Tequila Fettuccini
My husband and I made this recipe as written tonight and thought it was delicious. I will make it again but the only thing I would do differently is either eliminate or severely cut back on the soy sauce. It is a very intense flavor and masks all the beautiful flavors of the tequila and lime; by the end it seemed more like teriyaki fettucine than anything to do with tequila. The next time I make it I will let the chicken sit in tequila and lime juice and add some soy sauce in with the cream, but less than a tablespoon for sure. Otherwise this was a stellar dish!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2013
Pineapple Cake III
Made this cake tonight and it turned out great. I used half the sugar because I figured the pineapple juice would more than make up for it. I also had to use one less egg than was called for (looked in the carton and one was broken) and it turned out just fine. All I had on hand was chunk pineapple which made it a little difficult to test doneness but you can test it with your fingers to check for spring back. As other users have mentioned it is good without the frosting, which I didn't make, and is plenty sweet on its own. All in all a great cake.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 4, 2010
Vanilla Ice Cream I
I just made this recipe last night with the suggestions by all the other reviewers. I did NOT whip the cream as was directed in the recipe and it turned out great. Just to be fun I added a vanilla bean and all it's scrapings while I was heating the milk and it came out with great vanilla flavor. I also suggest going the traditional method of tempering the eggs before adding them to the heat. Overall a greate vanilla recipe.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 15, 2009
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