samlawali Profile - (19860551)


Home Town: Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Western Side Of The State, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2011
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Single lady (but dating a wonderful guy) who loves to cook but never has enough time. I love getting an idea and then looking through recipes as a base and then mixing up to my own tastes. My friends and family give me cookbooks and I read them like novels.
My favorite things to cook
I love, love, love Italian food. I also prefer to cook dishes that can be prepared in 1-2 pots. I recently obtained a small and large slow cooker and am really enjoying trying out recipes using them. My secret obsession is sandwiches. Ssssshhhhh!
My cooking triumphs
I can finally poach an egg. YAY!!
My cooking tragedies
Does not realizing a pot holder was stuck to the bottom of a pan before I placed it on the burner count? I still can smell the smoke, ugh!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Peanut Butter Bars I
These are SHUT THE FRONT DOOR good! My BF loves peanut butter and I decided to surprise him with these little cuties for dessert yesterday. He said they were little bites of heaven. Based on the suggestions I: used 1.5 sticks of butter, melted the cup of PB with the butter, refridgerated the crust for about 20-30 minutes before pouring in chocolate mixture, let pan cool in fridge for 45 minutes before cutting into bite size pieces and then cooled another 30 minutes before serving. What I meant to do, and didn't, was use the parchment paper; some of my crust broke (minor pieces) and think using the parchment will help next time. When I cut into the chocolate, I did have a little breakage but once I used a firm smooth cut with a super sharp knife it went fine. Will be using this recipe at many gatherings to come. Thank you Nancy!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 11, 2013
Savory Crescent Chicken
I took your base and updated with my own topppings. First batch was chicken, spinach, ricotta and mozzarella. Second batch was chorizo, eggs, spinach and pepper jack cheese.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 4, 2013
Baked Spaghetti
Lots of raves when I made this for a dinner party this weekend. Made a few edits: no meat, added sauteed bell peppers and mushrooms, replaced seasoned salt with italian seasonings, garlic and onion powder, and a small amount of crushed red pepper, added fresh grated romano with the parmesan cheese and split the mozzarella cheese with italian blend cheese. Also replaced cottage cheese with ricotta. Base was great to work with and will definitely make again. Thanks!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2013
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