MelissaL Profile - (18708017)

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Home Town: Clinton, Missouri, USA
Living In: Missouri, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I am a stay at home mom to 2 great kids and 1 on the way. I've been married for almost 5 years. Together with my husband, we love to cook and try new things. We especially like making things "from scratch".
My favorite things to cook
Breads, desserts, well, everything!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking bread and cookies with the kids.
My cooking triumphs
Making our own bread now for almost 2 years. Just this week we made our own hamburger buns!
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Bread Machine Bagels
Very, very good. I agree with the last review. Extremely hard to get off the pan. I will grease the pans next time. I also added an additional 2T water per other reviewers. Making a 2nd batch today with blueberries!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2011
Grandma's Sour Cream Pound Cake
This was really, really good! I'm not a big lover of pound cakes, but this with homeade whipped cream and fresh berries was fabulous! Received lots of compliments. I did bake at 325 and added 2x the vanilla extract. The only thing I may change next time is to add more mace. I'm not sure a pinch did much. I couldn't taste it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 23, 2010
Gourmet Mushroom Risotto
This was my first attempt at a risotto and wow! So good and easy! Granted, I did stand at the stove for a good 25 min. but it was worth it. I expected it to taste bland but it was full of flavor and texture. I did 1/2 the recipe and it was a great portion for 3 adults. I added 2 cloves of garlic with the shallots. And I also added about 2x the amount of cheese, because well, we like cheese! Oh and I only used 1 8oz. package of baby bella mushrooms and it was plenty. This is a great recipe I will go to again and again! Made Easter dinner special!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2008

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