Nikki Profile - (18935515)

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Member Since: Jan. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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My patriotic self
About this Cook
My name is Nikki and I love to cook and workout. Great combination, huh? I work in the restaurant industry and have a newfound passion for cooking. I am currently trying to find a place in the career world, hopefully something to do with sports.
My favorite things to cook
I love anything that involves baking!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is from the north, my dad, the south. I've found that I can cook up a mean southern dish and also great northern dishes. It's awesome!
My cooking triumphs
Definitely learning to use cooking string was probably the latest triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Chicken and dumplings that came out as mush :(
Recipe Reviews 11 reviews
Gourmet White Pizza
I always make a recipe "as is"my first go at it, so for first timers, it's great. However, I used only 3/4 of the sauce, because it seemed like a lot, and I'm glad I did. Anymore would have been too much. For the calorie conscience people out there, I substituted the regular alfredo with Buitoni light alfredo and the feta with Athenos reduced fat feta. It was still amazing. I thought the garlic was a tad overpowering, so I recommend downing it to 2 tablespoons. I served this with side salads and it was a great, complete meal. Good luck and a enjoy!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2010
Key West Chicken
I thought this recipe was awesome, following several suggestions. For3 breasts (most packs I found in my local grocer came in three), I used 2 1/2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 2 fresh limes, squeezed dry, 2 teaspoons chopped garlic and I added a "pinch" of cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon of meat tenderizer to the marinade. It was perfect. I wouldn't have used any less or any more of any of the spices. I added diced red potatoes, tossed in light olive oil, 1 teaspoon of garlic, and a little salt and pepper baked at 425 degrees for 25 min., and steamed asparagus as sides. It was incredible. Even my fiance, who isn't a big fan of healthy eating, loved this!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2008
World's Best Lasagna
This was out of this world! I loved everything about it! I took the advice of soaking the noodles instead of cooking them, and that helped keep them together while serving and eating, a problem I have run into with other recipes. I would increase the sugar just a little the next time around, bc I love it a little a sweeter. Overall this gets two thumbs up and is a must try - At least just once!!!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2007

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