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Alicia Hamilton

Alicia Hamilton
Home Town: Largo, Florida, USA
Living In: Great Falls, Montana, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Am 40 years old and have cooked very little in my life. I have looked at it as "work" and have shied away from it. Now I have two children under 2 and have taken it upon myself to become a better cook. It is not only teaching my children survival but finding the love and passion in a part of my life that I have so easily overlooked while concentrating on career! I hope to instill in them the love of food and the ability to cook a healthy meal... be it a quick snack or a family holiday!
My favorite things to cook
Used to be sweets, but now I am focused on meal time variety!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We didn't cook much at home, with mom raising us alone and working 2 jobs. This was the start of my aversion to cooking. Now I hope to nurture cooking in my children, and create traditions of our own.
My cooking triumphs
Cooking for my ex-husband's 14 year old while the ex was deployed for a year. It is kind of a blur!! lol
My cooking tragedies
Many of the meals I cooked while the ex was deployed, lol.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Garlic Mustard Ground Beef
This was pretty good. I loved the simple Mediterranean flare! I took the advice of others and added a tsp of Worstershire, and a few shakes of curry. I forgot to add the honey, but had added a tbsp of sesame oil to the mustard mix. It was good, but just a tad dry. My husband thought it would be better if it was made in to a gravy. Any how, it was quick, easy, different and will make again! Next time maybe some chopped onion, and corn or chopped apple instead.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 26, 2014
Banana Cream Pie I
This was 5 stars because it was easy and delicious. I'm no cook and have never made filling from scratch, but I read the reviews and took heed to make sure I cooked the filling long enough. I also used the Nilla Wafer pie crust that was suggested, which was a nice complement to the banana. I'll note that when I started making it, I realized I didn't have any vanilla extract, so I cooked and stirred until my husband got back from the store. Likely for this reason, I didn't have the problem with the filling being thin that others have noted. I filled the whole crust with the bananas and just filled the pie crust afterwards (in hind sight, I should have layered a little more as there were some nana bits that were not part of the "pudding"). I DID NOT cook it, and am glad for that information. It was perfect just chilled and we added topping before eating it. Great recipe which I will try again! Thanks for an easy, delicious Christmas dessert!!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2012

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