aabergren Profile - Allrecipes.com (16939338)


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
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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

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