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Meghan K.

Meghan K.
Home Town: Belton, Missouri, USA
Living In: Papillion, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Music
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About this Cook
22, will be married 2 years 7/3/06. I love to cook and I love kids
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking on the fly, meaning I like to make up recipes as I go depending what on what I have in the kitchen. I've made a lot of tasty creations this way (and not so great ones, too)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandma gave me a ton her most memorable recipes when I married my husband. Simple staple type meals that Grandma gets raves for from all her family, such as her spaghetti, boiled shrimp, chili, mac and cheese (my FAV!), roast, and pecan pie. YUM! I love to visit my aunt because she always has good recipes and great tips to stay on the light side of food. Most of my cooking memories revolve around my Grandma and my aunt.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Italian Dressing Mix
Far too salty, and this was after cutting it down to 1 1/2 tablespoons. I can't imagine it full strength. 1/2 -1 tablespoon should be plenty. Otherwise, the herbs were wonderfully balanced.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2013
Stuffed Cabbage
I was really frustrated by this recipe. I had no idea what this was supposed to turn out like, as I have never had stuffed cabbage before, but my family adores the ingredients in this so we though we'd give it a try. I wasn't certain if I was supposed to cook the ground beef or not because the recipe didn't say, so I erred on the side of caution and prepared this with it cooked. Garlic powder 'to taste' is not enough information for someone cooking this for the first time. I like garlic, so I added it liberally. It was still not enough. Again, not knowing what the flavor was supposed to be in the end, it was frustrating. The picture shows thick hearty sauce over the top, but it made no sense that that consistency could be achieved from just vegetable juice, vinegar, and sugar. But I trusted the recipe and positive reviews and made it how the recipe dictated. In the end, I had a sort of tasteless watery tomato soup with cabbage pods submerged within. It needed salt, badly. I will not be making this again. However, I will be making an extremely loose adaptation with a robust marinara or spaghetti sauce and chunky veggies; and lots of garlic, onion, salt and pepper in the filling.

30 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 16, 2012
Southern Pulled Pork
These were VERY flavorful. The only thing we would change in the recipe is lessen the amount of Cajun seasoning. We had 3 lbs instead of 2 lbs of pork roast, but still approx. halved the amount of Cajun seasoning, anticipating the saltiness. It still was WAY too salty for us. I could only handle having one sandwich, and so could my father (who usually packs food away!). So I will use just 1/4 tablespoon of Cajun seasoning next time. Otherwise, fantastic recipe!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 10, 2010

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