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Lea M.

Lea M.
Home Town: Studio City, California, USA
Living In: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Biking, Walking, Photography, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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Creapy looking but Healthy Mickey Pancakes
My First Cheesecake
Me and Hubby January 2010
About this Cook
Married with 2 beautiful angels.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken and Fish and most absolutely, any dessert!
My favorite family cooking traditions
None. I am starting my own with my family.
My cooking triumphs
When I made my first cheesecake. It was a milestone for me. Since never having learned to cook till I was on my own, I was clueless to so much. I kept trying and never being afraid to try something new or complex in cooking. I still don't consider myself a pro, but I am way more comfortable in the kitchen and more willing to cook for others than ever before.
My cooking tragedies
I baked a quiche that was an absolute disaster.
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Husband's Grandmother's Shrimp Gumbo
I have made gumbo twice, both with a roux (browned flour) and I just don't like the taste of roux. This recipe calls for 2/3 cups of flour and 1/2 cup butter, and although the I achieved the great appearance of the gumbo dish, the base tasted like the browned flour. I would try this again, maybe in another month since this is an expensive and labor intensive dish.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2014
Oatmeal Pancakes II
Very tasty! Delicious! I did do things different. I did not have quick cooking oats, so I soaked my old fashioned oats for about 10 minutes in buttermilk while I put all the other dry ingredients together. Came out excellent.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2014
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili
I really enjoyed this recipe. I eliminated the jalapeno pepper because it may have made this too spicey for the kids. I also made some pearled barley to serve with on the side and my 6 year old and 4 year old ate it all! I am glad I found this recipe as I am changing my diet to vegetarian and introducing my kids to a whole new way of eating healthy with the extra fiber from the sweet potato, beans and barley.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2013
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