Amanda's Cookin' Blog at Allrecipes.com (7/2012)

Amanda's Cookin'

 
Jul. 31, 2012 2:33 pm 
Updated: Aug. 2, 2012 11:17 am
National Raspberry Cake Day is today, July 31st. I had no idea there was a special day specifically for raspberry cakes. So in honor of this special day, I found a recipe here on the site and made it. You can get my version of the recipe here --¬†Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Buttercream… MORE
Raspberry Filled White Chocolate Buttercream Cupcakes
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Jul. 30, 2012 5:46 am 
Updated: Aug. 16, 2012 11:01 am
July 30th is¬†National Cheesecake Day! I have to work today (boo) so I won't be able to make one, but I can certainly share many of my favorites if the mood strikes you. Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts, so I'm a little sad I can't be in the kitchen today. Maybe I can live… MORE
Mini Turtle Cheesecakes
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Maple Praline Cheesecake
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English Trifle Cheesecake
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Jul. 29, 2012 10:43 am 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 10:59 am
Turns out that today, according to a few sources, is National Lasagna Day! I couldn't pass up sharing some fabulous lasagna recipes with all of you. The first two are mine and are our absolute favorites in this house. The remaining recipes are tried and true recipes from friends. Enjoy and… MORE
Lasagna Roll Ups - Amanda's Cookin'
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Hearty and Easy Lasagna - Sweetnicks
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Mini Lasagna Cups - JoCooks
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Sausage and Kale Mock Lasagna Casserole - Kalyn's Kitchen
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Jul. 28, 2012 2:51 pm 
Updated: Jul. 29, 2012 4:19 pm
It's been a while since I posted here, but after seeing the AllRecipes ladies at BlogHer Food in Seattle, I knew I needed to get back to posting! Things have been crazy with work and trying to keep up with my blogs and freelance work, but I wanted to get over here and post about all these ice… MORE
Apple Cider Ice Cream
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Burnt Sugar Ice Cream
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Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
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Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream
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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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