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Blender Woman


Blender Woman
 
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living In: Richmond, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Aug. 5, 2014 11:35 am 
Updated: Aug. 5, 2014 11:37 am
Recently, some of the Allrecipes Allstars were asked to create recipes using either a Classico brand red or white sauce. I received the challenge to try a red sauce and then tested 2 recipes created by others with their alfredo one.The challenge was to make recipes that were fairly healthy,… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I have been a member with a profile since 2007, but was scoping the site many years before that printing recipes. It was a life saver in college and continues to be well used today, as my eating habits change. I graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts. I also received a certification in Culinary Arts, from a local community college, out of interest and to help me pay my bills to complete my college.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking, baking, and trying a variety of new recipes. However, for most every day dinners, I tend to make quick, lightened, or healthy meals. In my quest to be healthier, I was looking for easy solutions. I saw a Vitamix demo at a craft fair and it was a no-brainer. I use it near daily for breakfast or lunch. Feel free to like my page below on Facebook, if interested in my favorite blender recipes. Once on the page, just click the photos tab: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blender-Woman/190872231084570
My favorite family cooking traditions
We had quite a few growing up. Too many to mention. Now, I enjoy finding new recipes, to make each year, to take to holiday parties. I have a few recipe boxes, one which is just for holidays, which keeps expanding.
My cooking triumphs
As a child it was baking and decorating dozens of Christmas cookies, each year, at my grandmas. Currently, it is all my ever growing knowledge in cooking and baking and becoming an Allrecipes Allstar. Here is a video, I was a happy part of, for Kahlua and Allrecipes.com: http://allrecipes.com/video/4106/kahlua-coffee-break/detail.aspx
My cooking tragedies
I am sure we have all had a few, that's how we learn. My biggest kitchen dissasters were having a glass dish explode in the oven and using a broiler for the first time and catching the vegetables on fire. I have learned, don't ever leave the broiler when it's on.
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Tasty Lentil Tacos
I thought these were okay. I make a lentil soup from the site, that had so much the same flavor. I think, I would have preferred tacos using a recipe like refried beans without the refry from the site. This just didn't give me that taco flavor. The lentil taste was just very prominent. I might like it more as a salad somehow. I didn't much care for the hard taco shells with it. Otherwise, it was quick and affordable to make. It also gave me more ideas to further this concept for non-meat tacos. I will have to see what my husband says about this.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2014
Country Seed Bread
I bought a bread machine about 2 months ago and this bread may be the best wheat bread I have tried so far taste wise. My only change, when adding the ingredients to the machine, were using 1 tablespoon of flax meal and 2 tablespoons of roasted unsalted sunflower seeds for the flax seeds. I just don't care for flax seeds. I also used Gold Medal's white whole wheat flour. Note: I noticed this was not enough dough to make a loaf of bread in my 2lb Zojirushi bread machine. It has a rectangle pan and makes standard loaves only. I suggest, if this is the type of bread maker available, to double the recipe or bake in the oven. As it was too late to double the recipe, I took the dough out after the 2nd rise and right before it started the baking cycle in the machine. I lined a baking sheet with parchment, sprayed it with PAM, and lightly sprinkled a circle of cornmeal on it. I gently placed the dough in a circle. It did deflate some, so I lightly sprayed it with olive oil and covered with plastic wrap. I let it rise about 25 minutes more while preheating the oven to 375. It had a nice rounded dome shape by that point. I baked it 25 minutes, let it cool 7-8 minutes on the pan, and then transferred to a cooling rack. Had one warm slice to see if it baked up and it is delicious. ty

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Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2014
Quick and Creamy Pasta Carbonara
I have never tasted anything of the carbonara flavor. The way I tweaked it I know I am much more off. However, the flavor is actually quite good for 5-10 minutes of effort. I made 1/2 recipe and used 3 Tablespoons of real bacon bits cooked in 2-3 teaspoons of grapeseed oil. Removed the bacon and then added the rest of the ingredients, using whipped butter (lower calorie), reduced fat milk, and 4 triangles of laughing cow lite garlic and herb. It reminds me of cream cheese and I didn't have any. I just threw the peas in frozen. I didn't have ham, but it was fine without it. Not a dish I would repeat often as the calories, even with the tweaks, are still very high. Although, it worked well this evening. Without the pasta, and with my tweaks, 3 servings of the sauce as made above was 245 calories. ty

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Reviewed On: Aug. 26, 2014
 
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