AmandaT Profile - (18923404)

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Home Town: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Living In: Providence Forge, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Quicky, easy and tasty!
Requested regularly
About this Cook
Having been afraid of cooking and, most especially, the grill, has helped be overcome that fear. I now cook new things all of the time and love coming up with more. My neighbors now gather at my house most weekends to see what I will come up with next.
My favorite things to cook
Smoked meats, seafood, appetizers and dips, casseroles
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom always makes the best cheesecake and pumpkin pie. My grandmother made the best fudge I have ever had. I wish I had gotten her recipe before she passed.
My cooking triumphs
Tender smoked ribs with dipping sauce and mashed potato casserole.
My cooking tragedies
I usually get my recipes from this site, so I've missed most tragedies. However, I did forget to add wine during my first attempt at crab bisque and it just wasn't the same. I also caught my grill on fire once while grilling smoked sausages.
Recipe Reviews 57 reviews
Easy Chicken Casserole
This recipe is a good base. I made a few changes, based in personal taste and what I had on hand. Firstly, I pre-cooked some rotini pasta. I then sautéed the onion, then added the chicken, some salt and pepper and added 2 cloves of minced garlic with the mushrooms in the sautéed pan. I then added the soup (cream of chicken with herbs), sour cream and the pasta noodles to the chicken after removing it from the heat. Lastly, I poured the mixture into a greased casserole dish and topped with stuffing mix because I had that on hand instead of the crackers, and baked according to the recipe. Next time I make this I will add a dash of milk to make the sauce a little creamier, some peas for color and texture, and either a stalk of celery or some almonds or peanuts to add a little crunch.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 15, 2013
This really does taste like a BLT. We love it. I really didn't make any changes, except to use two Roma tomatoes that I have de-seeded instead of one larger tomato and I add a bit of black pepper as well. It is requested at my house every weekend now.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2013
Best Carolina BBQ Meat Sauce
This is a fantastic sauce! I used it to season my pulled pork bbq. The only modification I made was to lessen the mustard by half (I used spicy brown mustard since that was all I had on hand), as some other reviewers suggested, and added a touch more vinegar and a pinch of red pepper flakes. It was a hit at our poker game and will from now on be my staple sauce for pulled pork. Thanks for sharing!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2013

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