Dana Profile - Allrecipes.com (16786278)

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Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Nouvelle, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a mom to one energetic little guy and wife to a great, but busy husband. I enjoy cooking, when I plan, but I often forget that it is almost dinner time and have to scramble to put something together. I have recently been making an effort to go all organic/natural with my cooking and to make as much as possible from scratch... which can sometimes be a tall order.
My favorite things to cook
one-skillet chicken dishes and most any baked dessert
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mom is a fabulous cook - famous for her cookies!
My cooking triumphs
My Artichoke Chicken invention!
My cooking tragedies
Holiday Dinner Party for my husband's new job - hosted at our house. Nothing went right... too much food, not the right food, baking disasters. No one touched the black bean soup (not even the Vegan's). I forgot to spray the muffin tins for my mini-quiche, so they stuck to the bottom and were horribly disfigured when I got them out. Made the bruchetta ahead of time and it was gross soggy. The list goes on. Oh, and I was meeting all of these people for the first time.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Spicy Mango Sweet Potato Chicken
great recipe! I also added some green veggies, like asparagus for a beautifully colored dish.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2011
Spring Asparagus Salad
I took this to a summer bbq and it was a perfectly unique side dish. I let the asparagus cook for 5 min, which was longer than I intended and it was a little too long (my bad - the phone rang).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2010
Mexican Rice II
I made this with some additions and it will now be my go-to Mexican Meal side-dish. I added corn, cilantro and some grated Colby cheese, which gave it just the right kick for our family.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2010

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