Amanda Profile - (18641930)

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Home Town: Cleveland, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Owasso, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am a homeschooling mom of TWO, and married to the man God made for me! I love to entertain and cook for family and friends. When I was a child, I used to cook and bake constantly, everyone was always having to try my new foods. Constantly searching for exciting new recipes. I also love the Pioneer Woman (Ree Drummond)
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook with vegetables because they give foods such color. If I cook food, it has to be PRETTY! I love to try new spices and combinations of flavors. I battle with the every-day grind and try to manage a hot meal on the table every night :)
My cooking triumphs
I've begun baking a lot of cakes for any holiday. I especially love carving out birthday cakes -- and I only use homemade buttercream!
My cooking tragedies
I was probably 11 years old, I was baking homemade apple muffins if I remember correctly. I either was supposed to put in baking powder and put in baking soda, or visa versa, but it turned out terrible!! I was handing out the muffins to my family, and of course they ate them slowly.... Later I tasted one and found out how incredibly BITTER they were!! I was so embarassed and so apologetic. :)
Recipe Reviews 39 reviews
Portobello Penne Pasta Casserole
Phenomenal. I used margarine and it turned out delicious (almost substituted butter but I had more margarine and needed to use it). I used one bag of fresh spinach, boiled in 1" boiling water with lid on for one minute. Mixed it all together, divided between two 8x8 glass pans (one for now, one for later..) and baked at 350 for 15 min, sprinkled a minute of breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese on top and baked for another 5-10 min. Delicious!! The baby asked for seconds!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2015
Brownie Biscotti
First time making biscotti and these were very easy and fun! Delicious. I made them a little bigger so when it came to the baking after the cut, I baked at 250 on each side until it became dry enough it felt like biscotti. 20-30 min at least, rotated every 10 minutes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2014
Black Bean Turkey Burgers
I left out the Parmesan, used an entire can of black beans and used plain bread crumbs instead of Pablo, but they were GREAT! Even approved by my very picky 9 y/o daughter. Will definitely be making again as our family makes better food choices! (I topped with mozzarella and avocado.. yum!)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 29, 2014

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