Fast_as_I_can Profile - (1932715)

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Home Town: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I live in a Minneapolis suburb and love cooking when I can. I am a new mom and so I don't have the time that I used to, but I am trying to cook as much as possible. I enjoy preparing healthy meals, while saving money, and like to go out to eat to get new ideas.
My favorite things to cook
I really like cooking things that are quick lately, but really I like trying new things and expanding my repetoire. I would like to do more "from scratch" baking of bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love popcorn and movies on Friday nights, hors d'ourves for holidays, cooking with my husband and family.
My cooking triumphs
Working full time and making healthy meals for my family every night of the week.
My cooking tragedies
Angel food cake in a too small bundt cake pan spilling all over the oven and onto the floor as it rose.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Greek Chicken Burgers with Feta
Really good! I don't usually have the fresh herbs on hand unless it is summer, but I think I will try dried. And I am more likely to have ground Turkey, so I'll probably try that. Point is, I will definitely be trying this recipe again. I saw that the original submitter recommends roasted red peppers sauce, tzatziki, or something. I agree that a topping/sauce is required, just like any other chicken sandwich or burger. We did a Greek salad and used this on the chicken. Really tasty - served with fries and salad and homemade buns. Thanks for a great option!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 11, 2012
Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup
I didn't make the syrup - disclaimer! The waffles were great. Did all the stuff that waffles are supposed to do, crispy outside, fluffy inside, light pumpkin flavor. My substitutions: I used pumpkin spice flavoring, 3-4 tsp, in lieu of all the rest of the dry seasonings except salt. Easy peasy. The pumpkin batter isn't too sweet, which makes the waffle a great vehicle for syrup, whip cream and caramel sauce, which is how we ate it. Yums.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2012
Chicken Wild Rice Soup I
Really good base recipe to which you can add your preferred type/quantity of seasonings to suit your taste. So yummy, great texture! I ended up doubling the recipe and still found it a little bland, although I didn't have the sherry and used red wine vinegar instead. I guess I like things a bit saltier. But this is really, really good and my kids liked it, too. TIP: If you aren't doing anything extra fancy with the chicken (or using rotisserie or leftovers), I found that it worked perfectly to boil frozen chicken breast with the wild rice for 45-60min in 8 cups of water.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2012

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