MelG Profile - (18655139)

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Living In: Dallas, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Mom, wife, business owner - BUSY!
My favorite things to cook
Cookies, quick family meals, easy, yummy stuff! I'm a lazy cook - too many steps, too much chopping, too much clean-up & I'm out.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking Christmas cookies with the girls in the family (although our male children love to bake with us now!), big family holiday meals with everyone cooking together - we have some stuff we always make but also add new recipes every year.
My cooking triumphs
Some of the recipes on this web site! I've also made some old family recipes successfully - & without help from my mother who is deceased :( - and that made me really happy!
My cooking tragedies
I baked a birthday cake for my husband during our first year of marriage & the icing was so runny it melted off the cake! Also used to make Hamburger Helper all the time until about our 2nd anniversary when my sweet husband finally told me it was yucky.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Super Simple Salmon
Great simple recipe! I made it as written except I used Italian Seasoning instead of Basil b/c that's what I had on hand. I never know whether to leave skin on or off so I left it on, then removed it during cooking so my kids wouldn't gross out and that made them fall apart a bit. But overall: Easy, tasty, healthy, fast. I'm not trying to be a chef, just trying to get a healthy dinner on the table. Meets my requirements!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2014
Snickerdoodles I
I made these to take to a pool party yesterday - huge hit! I used butter-flavored Crisco (I usually try to stay away from Crisco but listened to other reviewers) baked for 8 minutes (checked @ 6, they weren't ready) and they were perfect, soft & chewy. Several people commented that they hadn't had Snickerdoodles in years as they went back for more. Easy, great recipe. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: May 27, 2013
Barbeque Chicken
I'm rating this on the execution, not the sauce recipe. I used Sweet Baby Ray's sauce but followed the rest of cooking instructions. Family LOVED it! It's very tender. I was kinda nervous to cook anything @ 500 degrees but it turned out delish!! Someday I'll take the extra time to make the sauce but for now, thanks for the cooking technique!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2013
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