Amanda's Cookin' Blog at Allrecipes.com (2/2011)

Amanda's Cookin'

 
Feb. 17, 2011 4:41 am 
Updated: Mar. 22, 2011 7:21 am
Oh my! This has to be one of my favorite cakes to date. This uses a boxed white cake mix as the base, but I do want to try it again with a from scratch white cake recipe. I used my homemade cherry pie filling in this, but you can use any canned cherry pie filling. The cherry and almond flavor MORE
 
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Feb. 10, 2011 1:51 pm 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011 9:35 pm
Have you ever made Oreo truffles? They are probably one of the easiest candies in the world. Just use a food processor to turn a package of Oreos into crumbs, then add in an 8 oz package of cream cheese. Roll them into balls, chill, then did in melted chocolate. Done! :) And so yummy! You ca 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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