aabergren Profile - Allrecipes.com (16939338)

aabergren


aabergren
 
Home Town: Auburn, Washington, USA
Living In: Lakewood, Washington, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Wine Tasting
  •    
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
  • Sort by:
About this Cook
I am the mom to two boys. With three men in my house someone is always hungry. I am a CPA and work full time while my other half is a stay at home dad. He takes care of everything else, but cooking is not his strong point. Good thing is that I enjoy cooking, but am not very creative. It is my Type A personality that drives me to simpler recipes and monthly meal planning.
My favorite things to cook
Anything italian...I am well known for my lasagna. I also LOVE Thanksgiving and cook a mean turkey.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom wasn't really a cook, so I didn't develop a love of food till I grew up. I do remember baking with my mom and I share that tradition with my children.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking a full Thanksgiving dinner for 25 every year!
My cooking tragedies
Blueberry pork loin....it was purple!!! It didn't taste all that bad, but nobody wants to eat purple meat. Now I try out any new recipes BEFORE I invite people over.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Shrimp and Asparagus
I really liked the taste, but I think I failed to use enough shrimp and asparagus because it felt more like a side than a main dish. I will definitely make again, but adjust a bit.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2012
Chili Cheese Dip V
We call this one "crack dip" because once you have a bite you are hooked and can't leave it alone. I cook it in the oven at 350 for 1/2 hour. We have been known to go through 2 double batches at a single party with no leftovers.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2012
Spinach and Strawberry Salad
This is a favorite of mine during the summer and is always a hit at every party I bring it to. I use balsamic instead of white vinegar and have added feta cheese a few times for a twist. My only big suggestion is that this salad wilts VERY fast so do not put the dressing on until you are ready to serve.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 7, 2012
 
ADVERTISEMENT

In Season

Grilled Burgers For the 4th
Grilled Burgers For the 4th

Check out our collection of almost 200 grilled burger recipes.

Potato Salad On the Side
Potato Salad On the Side

A cookout isn't complete without a big bowl of potato salad. We have hundreds for you.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States