TorensMom2003 Profile - (18531991)

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Home Town: Spokane, Washington, USA
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Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm 27 years old and have been married for 2 1/2 years. We have a 2 year old son, who is just wonderful!!
My favorite things to cook
I need things that are quick and easy, yet somewhat healthy, so I really like stir-fry's. We also love pasta!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make corned beef for St. Paddy's day and my hubby loves it! Also, making Christmas cookies, and helping with Thanksgiving dinner.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Beef Stew VI
I rated on the mobile app but wanted to comment. Delish!! I halved the recipe since I was cooking for 2. I also coated the stew meat with 1/4 cup flour, garlic powder and Costco Organic No Salt Seasoning and mixed it in a gallon baggie. I had extra flour when I poured the meat into the pan and it ended up being the perfect amount to thicken without adding more than the amount of cornstarch that was called for! I did add about 1/4 carton of veggie stock when I added the veggies as the liquid seemed a bit low. I used extra carrot and red potatoes (no celery, my bf doesnt like) and the veggies were cooked perfectly. Served with french bread for a perfect meal!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2012
Amy's Barbecue Chicken Salad
Very yummy! I did make a few changes based on other reviews though. Instead of using heads of lettuce, I used 1 small container of organic mixed greens and then scaled back the rest of the ingredients to 1/2 cans of corn and beans. I also used chicken tenders instead of breasts (what I had on hand) and rubbed them with taco seasoning before I grilled them on an indoor grill pan. I added green onions, shredded cheese and black olives just for personal preference as well. For the dressing, I mixed 3/4 cup ranch and 1/4 cup bbq sauce and it was PERFECT! Delish :)

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Reviewed On: Sep. 13, 2012
Spanish-Style Quinoa
This was very tasty! I didn't have green pepper so I just omitted it, added extra onion instead and it was still delish! I also just used taco seasoning instead of the separate seasonings, and added a bit more garlic salt and some cajun seasoning. A great alternative to rice, it was fantastic in a tortilla!!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2011

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