Amanda's Cookin' Blog at Allrecipes.com (4/2011)

Amanda's Cookin'

 
Apr. 6, 2011 11:19 am 
 I have made gazillions (at least it feels that way!) of peanut butter cookies in my time. I decided to give them a chocolate twist by subbing out some of the flour with cocoa. Worked great and they had a wonderful chocolate taste. I think I'll make some sort of bar out of… MORE
 
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Apr. 3, 2011 6:13 am 
This is a recipe I developed on my own. I love stir fry and have quite a few recipes to build from. I love how versatile stir fry is in that you can substitute the meat and veggies to your liking. The grocery store had buy one get one free on their marinated pork tenderloin, so this recipe w 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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