Amanda's Cookin' Blog at Allrecipes.com (12/2010)

Amanda's Cookin'

 
Dec. 19, 2010 5:40 am 
Updated: Dec. 22, 2010 5:08 pm
We have been battling the stomach flu here for almost two weeks. So I haven't really been able to bake anything for fear of passing on the germs. I really needed to get into the kitchen and create something, and lately on my craft blog I've been making all sorts of Santa's Belly crafts, so MORE
 
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Dec. 9, 2010 6:42 pm 
Updated: Dec. 10, 2010 6:10 pm
Wow, it's been since October since I posted here! I've become so busy with work that this blog has fallen by the wayside. I've added a reminder on my calendar to try and get here more often!  These white chocolate pumpkin blondies are amazing. They are perfect for the holidays an MORE
 
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amandascookin

Home Town
Deerfield, Illinois, USA
Living In
Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, USA

Member Since
May 2010

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Painting/Drawing

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About Me
My favorite things to cook
I love baking, especially cookies and cakes. :) I love cooking too, but I like to experiment, which can occasionally mean take out! ;)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in the convenience food era. My parents were divorced and I was a latch key kid. There weren't a whole lot of home cooked meals in my childhood, but lots of packaged and frozen goods. I try to make dinner every night for my family, though sometimes it's take out due to sports activities, etc. I'm envious of those that have their grandmother's recipes, I don't have anything like that.
My cooking triumphs
i've created a few recipes of my own, one I even won a contest for :) I love experimenting and finding new ways to combine flavors. I feel triumphant every time I bring something to my neighbors, they always give me rave reviews!
My cooking tragedies
I try to prepare whatever I can early in the day, so that the hectic afternoon is less... well, hectic! I tend to be pretty frugal, so I'm always pantry diving. I also menu plan every week, it saves me from A) running to the store in the middle of the week and B) getting take out.
 
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