Gretchen Anderson Profile - (1900774)

Gretchen Anderson

Gretchen Anderson
Home Town: La Puente, California, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2002
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books, Charity Work
  • Title
  • Type
  • Overall Rating
  • Member Rating
About this Cook
This site has given me the reputation of being a good cook. Thanks everyone! Raised and living in So.Cal all my life, I love the warm summer months when the barbeque gets lots of use. My husband and I have raised 5 children,and we have 4 grandkids. Life is good, especially when you have a table of great food to share with people you love.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy cooking family traditions. I love homemade soups and stews in the winter and salads in summer. Using herbs I have growing in my garden works for me too. I enjoy eating healthy and am trying to get more vegetables into my diet...and am trying to venture out into the unknown - like making Tofu Parmesan (from this site) and it was very good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
There's always a good Irish stew or cornbeef on St. Patty's Day, Norweigan Pancakes on Christmas morning that my husband makes, German Pork ribs with Sauerkraut and of course living in Southern California I grew up with a wonderful Mexican Stew my Irish mother would make along with tacos and Tortilla Soup that are always family favorites in our house.
My cooking tragedies
I can say I've joined the club that has cooked the turkey gizzards inside the bird on Thanksgiving Day.....and don't ever forget to take the plastic wrap off the meatloaf before you stick it in the oven.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Cream Cheese Penguins
They looked cute, but didn't go over very well. No one really wanted to eat them at our Christmas dinner. The grandkids all had one and the rest sat there, so I will not be making again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2014
Gourmet Sweet Potato Classic
Absolutely delicious! I think I will decrease the amount of sugar to 1/4 cup and I like one reviewers idea of adding a little orange juice. Everyone loved it. This is a keeper.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2010
Cheryl's Spinach Cheesy Pasta Casserole
This was great! Brought it to a potluck at work and it went over big. I brought the dish home empty. I used fresh spinach and sauteed it first in a little olive oil and fresh garlic. I will definitely make again. This is a keeper.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2008
Cooks I Like view all 4 cooks I like
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me: I'm 31, recently engaged, and looking forward to… MORE
Cooking Level: Beginning
About me:
Cooking Level: Beginning
About me:
Cooking Level: Intermediate
About me:

In Season

Passover Celebration
Passover Celebration

Celebrate Passover with Jewish main dishes, desserts, and traditional holiday foods.

Easter Lamb, Ham, and More
Easter Lamb, Ham, and More

Choose your Easter dinner main dish from hams, savory lamb, and over 150 more recipes.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $7.99!

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States