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Holly


Holly
 
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Living In: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Boating, Fishing
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My husband, Travis, and me
About this Cook
I am 28 years old, and in the past 10 years or so, my passion has changed from baking to cooking. My favorite things to make are those that you can take something ordinary (chicken, steak, hamburger, veggies etc..) and make it extraordinary by adding your own personal touches.
My favorite things to cook
Experimenting with Mexican dishes, recipes that my mom and grandma used to make, anything that makes me feel like I've "created" something.
My favorite family cooking traditions
More of a good memory than a tradition...My grandma lost her sense of smell and taste due to a stroke about 10 years ago. From then on, whenever we visit her, I am her "taste tester" when making dinner.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my husband to eat and like vegetables (see creamy broccoli casserole, garlic green beans, bacon feta beans on this site), finally getting my sweet potato fries to "crunch", learning to change recipes to make them a lot more healthy and "guilt free".
My cooking tragedies
Pancakes. Homemade. Boxed. Whatever. Burned on the outside, runny in the center. Never fails. I once put a peeled hard boiled egg in the microwave because it wasn't quite done. Note to self: Don't do that again. I was standing in front of the micro when the egg exploded and the door flew open and smacked me right in the nose! I had egg ALL over the floor, the stovetop, countertop. What a mess!
Recipe Reviews 146 reviews
Black Bean and Couscous Salad
Double the lime juice, cumin, and vinegar, and it's great! Without doing that, too bland for my taste.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2011
Chicken Piccata with Artichoke Hearts
I upped the wine to 1 c., cut the butter completely, and added 4 sundried tomatoes from the jar. Excellent! I served it over roasted spaghetti squash "noodles".

10 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2009
Phyllo-Wrapped Halibut Fillets with Lemon Scallion Sauce
The fish could use more seasonings than just the salt, pepper, and dill. It was my first time with phyllo, and it wasn't near as hard as I thought it would be. Nice presentation, just a little lacking in flavor.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 20, 2009
 
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