RAISIN1 Profile - Allrecipes.com (18328208)

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Home Town: Connecticut, USA
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Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography, Music
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About this Cook
I always enjoyed cooking and baking and have been doing so since I was about 8 years old. I usually am the main cook behind all our family gatherings. Quick meals are usually my day to day preference with 2 young girls. Unfortunately my time spent in the kitchen needs to be limited.
My favorite things to cook
I usually stick with quick and easy kid friendly meals. My goal is to tweak recipes to keep them healthy and lower and fat. The exception would be celebrations and Holidays when there are no rules and the richer the better!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in a meat and potato household but by far my cooking preference is Italian - it simply is the tastiest.
Recipe Reviews 222 reviews
Slow Cooker Beef Stew I
4 Stars for ease, 3.5 for taste. Can't beat how simple it was to throw together. I peeled potatoes the evening before and submerged in water in fridge. Cut up the onion ahead of time too and then just dumped it all in the slow cooker in the morning. Nice easy dinner for a snowy workday.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2015
Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
35 minute bake time when using 2 9" round cake pans and it was more than done!! I omitted the coconut (daughter doesn't like) and added a total of 3 cups of minced carrot. Although the cake is delicious as made, for those who prefer a bit less of a textured cake you might want to skip the walnuts and/or raisins. Also, I never add more than 1/4 cup of oil to any recipe, this recipe called for 3/4 cup (yuck)...I subbed 1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce and it was divine! Cream Cheese Frosting II from this site was perfect on this cake. Moister as of day #2.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 21, 2014
Chicken Noodle Casserole I
Recipe as is was a bit bland. Added seasoned chopped and thawed broccoli and seasoned chicken with salt, garlic, and celery salt when boiling. Added a cup of cheese.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 8, 2014

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