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Christine A

Christine A
Home Town: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
Living In: Rockford, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm married w/2 school-aged children. My husband and I both enjoy cooking and we refer to Allrecipes as our go-to spot for new recipes all the time. My biggest motivators are easy, healthy and delicious (not necessarily in that order!).
My favorite things to cook
Roasted chicken dinners, anything on the grill (YUM!), and I love to do a gourmet meal once in a while (for special occasions like anniversary, special guests) like filet mignon or chicken remoulade. I love standard casserole dishes like goulash and my mom's traditional potato and sausage casserole.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We like to bake pizzas with the children, and make cookies and other fun/easy dishes with the kids.
My cooking triumphs
Every Christmas for the past few years, we have prime rib for the entire extended family (about 17 people total). I have a fool-proof recipe I got from a sister-in-law years ago and it's perfect every time! Everyone always raves about it, that's why we have it every year. Have been using Martha Stewart's perfect turkey recipe for Thanksgiving every year and it is excellent, the best turkey anyone in our family has ever had, hands down. One year the guys decided to deep fry a turkey and it was horribly dry, so back to Martha's recipe it was.
My cooking tragedies
I once attempted to make potato salad for a family get-together and overcooked the whole 10 pounds of potatoes, turning it to mush. Wasted all the ingredients and had a virtual melt-down in the process. I have never been so upset at myself ever!
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Ground Beef Stroganoff
This got rave reviews from my family (and me). Like other reviewers: I INcreased the sour cream by half and DEcreased the mayo by half. Used fresh mushrooms (sauteed separately in butter and stirred in about 1T flour, then added it all to the burger/cream mixture to thicken the sauce). Added quite a bit more dry mustard to taste. Also added worcestershire and salt/pepper to taste. Amazing, simple and something that will go on our regular rotation.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2014
Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Made this exactly as written a few weeks ago for a simple dinner and it was phenomenal! Husband and daughter raved about it. My mom-in-law makes this every Xmas and I've always wanted to make it, so I'd found this recipe. Fantastic! Even better than MIL's but I won't tell her that. J Trying it again tonite, sticking it in fridge but this time with 6 eggs, 1C half-n-half, and layering it like a lasagna like other reviewers. BTW left salt out both times - plenty in the sausage already. Will update review after trying it layered style!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2014
Apple Crisp II
I doubled topping as many other reviewers did. This was FANTASTIC! Yum with high quality vanilla icecream!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 20, 2012

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