SunnyDaysNora Profile - (13448774)


Home Town: Paso Robles, California, USA
Living In: Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm a stay-at-home mom of two young children and absolutely love to cook. Being named an Allrecipes Allstar has been a thrill and I absolutely love the community of home-cooks I've connected with at Allrecipes!
My favorite things to cook
Bread and ethnic foods. I tend to enjoy lighter fare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was about 8 I asked if I could cook our family's Christmas dinner and my mom agreed to let me. I chose to serve lasagna and mashed potatoes with oatmeal cookies for dessert. The unconventional meal has become a sort of tradition for our family.
My cooking triumphs
:-) Any time I know that what I've made is better than I could get at a restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
I have failed repeatedly at making pita bread and English muffins. Regardless of how simple the recipes look, they never turn out correctly for me.
Recipe Reviews 382 reviews
Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken
Very good, though there were some issues. The chicken took almost an hour longer to cook than called for. I doubled the seasoning and allowed it to marinate for several hours in the fridge before cooking. I started the chicken out breasts up to crisp the skin, then flipped it to keep the breasts juicy for the rest of cook time. Flavor was great!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 19, 2014
Toasty Sweet Coconutty Graham Chex Mix(R)
As written, this is just fine. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it makes a HUGE batch- I halved the recipe and it filled up 1 1/2 gallon freezer bags. I added 1 tsp of sea salt to the candy mixture before cooking at a little vanilla at the end. Despite bringing the candy to the correct temperature, this was very tacky and unpleasant to chew after it cooled. I decided to throw it back in the oven at 250 like you would with caramel corn, since the candy mixture was very similar. I left it in for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes and it turned out perfectly! I allowed it to cool in single layer on wax paper.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2014
Bell Pepper Frittata
Definitely enjoyed this one! Simple and yummy, used yellow bell peppers.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 12, 2014
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