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Living In: Lockport, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Music
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What I do......
About this Cook
My name is Melissa Other than baking,another true enjoyment in my "spare time" is flower arranging. I work with silks and LOVE the aged, Italian~Tuscan look and aged wrought iron.
My favorite things to cook
I adore making desserts. Whenever there is a party, I am always "told" I am making the dessert..usually something Chocolate!!
My favorite family cooking traditions
The year 2004 was the first year I made the family turkey dinner at Thanksgiving. I was so nervous, but it turned out wonderfully and I was so proud. Everyone was surprised! I've been doing it every year since.
My cooking tragedies
I've had quite a few, many I care to forget! ;)
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream
FANTASTIC!! This recipe is so good. The flavors are so good together. My only regret, my ice cream maker only makes two quarts at a time! The kids loved it too! I used the Smucker's "Hot Carmel" flavor ice cream topping because it's the taste of real butter carmel. (Do not heat it for this recipe.)

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2011
To Die For Blueberry Muffins
Made them as they stand and hubby said they were bland, I have to agree.. The dough is really sticky and plain. Probably needed some extract of some sort. Vanilla or lemon, maybe even some anise.. Anyway, I will be looking for another recipe.. Sorry.. Not to die for here.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2010
Balsamic-Glazed Salmon Fillets
This was a FANTASTIC dish! I used 2 teaspoons of prepared mustard instead of the 4 teaspoons of the Dijon mustard, I didn't have it. My family likes sweet instead of spicy.. Personally I was ready to have cereal for dinner, as a person who DOES NOT like fish at all, I really enjoyed this! I would make this again in a heartbeat! I am putting this in my "internet cookbook" to make again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 27, 2009
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