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Mandy Mama

Mandy Mama
Living In: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I am a full time wife, mother, and oncology nurse. I love cooking. On my days off I spend alot of time in the kitchen!
My favorite things to cook
Some of my favorites include french onion soup, salmon piccata, a variety of breads, rice/veggie dishes, roasted chicken, various salads, crab and cream cheese omelettes,... the list goes on and on. I love to try making new things, seldomly follow a recipe, and use fresh, organic ingredients.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Coming from a family of few traditions, my hubby and I are working on creating our own.
My cooking triumphs
I am a chicken,fish, tofu, and veggie expert! I have a great palette and am good at creating my own recipes. This is amazing here.... Prepare yourself... I can get children to eat veggies, even like and request them!
My cooking tragedies
Beef is my undying, nearly always overcooked nemesis. I also tend to make a mess out of anything that requires flipping. :P
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Creamy Broccoli Casserole
Looking at the recipe, I thought it may be a little bland for my liking as well. My adaptation includes: Sauteed one small onion and 3 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, with the butter. When onion and garlic was a light golden color, I splashed a little white wine in, pepper, coarse sea salt, and some parsley. I let that saute for about 30 seconds or so and added flour with a wisk. Per recipe, I whisked in the milk, turned down the heat a bit and whisked until bubbly and thick. I then added the cream cheese and an Italian mix of cheese, about a cup or so, and continued to stir until all cheeses were well blended into the sauce. I did not cook my broccoli because I like it crisp. Tossed everything together and layed it out in a large casserole. Topped with parmesean, a light dusting of pepper and sea salt, and bread crumbs. Delicious! Thank you for the base recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2009

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