MelissaLovesCoffee Profile - (13056706)

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Home Town: Nebraska, USA
Living In: Bellevue, Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a wife and homeschooling mother who has learned to love life after the husband retired from the military. Our eldest child was diagnosed with Crohn's in October 2010. Since then, we have learned a whole new way of life and cooking. Dairy free can by yummy!!!
My favorite things to cook
Dessert!! All are dairy free.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We make pizza and calzones as a family. What a treat!
My cooking triumphs
I have gone from being a new-bride who lived to follow the Campbell's can recipes, to an expert cook who has the confidence to invent her own recipes.
My cooking tragedies
Puff pastry. Don't ask. :-( Or maybe it would be, what has come to be called, The Angel Food Cake Incident (think billowing detectors beeping...)
Recipe Reviews 48 reviews
Zucchini Pancakes
Great recipe! To make it more pleasing to my kids, I peeled the zucchini before grating it, subbed applesauce for the oil, omitted the butter, and added 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the batter. Huge hit with this mom and her kids!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 25, 2013
Homesteader Cornbread
Finally! A cornbread recipe that tastes amazing! It's the perfect mix of light / fluffy, moist, and the much looked for cornbread texture. I'm done searching: this is our cornbread recipe from now on. I only made one change due to dietary needs.....I used plain rice milk instead of regular milk. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2012
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
A good basic recipe that you can tweak to your own liking. I, like other reviewers, assumed 8 CUPS of potatoes were to be used. :-). I omitted the onion, used 7 cups of vegetable broth instead of bouillon and water, and subbed plain rice milk for the milk. Additionally, I added 3 carrots that were peeled and diced, 3 stalks of celery that were diced, 10 slices of cooked turkey bacon that were chopped, 2 tablespoons each of oregano, basil, and thyme. I served the soup in sourdough bread bowls. Dinner was a success! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 26, 2012
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