Michaelsmama Profile - Allrecipes.com (188486188)


Home Town: Sunnyvale, California, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2013
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I've always prepared quick meals that were the same all of the time, and had a husband that never complained. Since we retired I decided to learn how to be a better cook. After much floundering around with other sites, I found AR and couldn't love it more. I love to cook organic. I find the reviews to help a lot and encourages me to experiment with recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I make all of my own organic bread and rolls, buns, etc in a bread machine, so I always enjoy new recipes for that. I love Mexican and Italian food. I buy organic as much as possible, including my flour, sugar and what few canned foods I use.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in Texas where everything was fried, so I try to keep that to a minimum. But I do love Tex-Mex. I try to adapt the recipes from my Mother and Grandmother, to healthier food.
My cooking triumphs
I baked a chocolate cake from scratch!
My cooking tragedies
Asian and Indian food.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Chicken Parmesan
This is the first time I've tried making chicken parmesan and my hubby and I loved it. I make my own tomato/spaghetti sauce, which was very flavorful. I really liked the fact that it wasn't all tomato sauce. I loved the idea of the small sifter for the flour. I'd never pounded chicken to thin it, so that was a new experience. Thank you Chef John, I love your videos, and thanks to all you reviewers for the great suggestions. It's helped me be a much better cook.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2014
Amish Bread
This is the bread recipe I have been looking for! A simple 5 ingredient bread that comes out perfect in my little bread machine. I have tried many other recipes, including the one that came with my bread machine, and always get a dry bread. This bread is moist, with a wonderful crust that melts in your mouth. The extra step of resetting your machine to start, giving it an extra rise, really makes this bread a notch above. I set my machine for 1 1/2 lbs, as the recipe states, but actually get a larger loaf. I make a loaf about every other day. Yum Yum!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 19, 2014
Lemon Chicken Piccata
This was an excellent addition to my never ending chicken recipes. I don't like lemon slices in anything, so I just increased the lemon juice by a couple of tablespoons. It came out great, without any bitterness.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2014
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