mickdee Profile - Allrecipes.com (10435308)


Home Town: Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Michigan, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Aug. 11, 2013 9:38 am 
Updated: Sep. 20, 2013 5:37 pm
2013 Mini-MI Gathering!!! Brighton, MI Friday, October 11th Cocktail Gathering & Dinner   Saturday, October 12th Luncheon Join us for one or both! Brighton is a delightful little town, especially in the fall, with easy access just off Routes 23 and I96. Check out their website to view a… MORE
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About this Cook
We spend half the year in Naples, FL enjoying the sun, so I feel blessed to be able to do two of my favorite loves all year; golfing & grilling. I love entertaining and planning get-togethers for friends. It's fun to come up with a theme for the evening and develop a menu around it.
My favorite things to cook
Since grilling is my favorite way to cook, I enjoy finding different marinades & sauces and interesting side dishes to keep things interesting. In the fall I enjoy spending a Sunday in the kitchen making a pot of something hearty and comforting. I don't bake much but enjoy a flour-fest in the kitchen once in a while!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditions have changed over the years with the "kids" and with all the juggling of family visits and big meals, I would have to say brunch is now my favorite meal to make. It makes for a relaxed morning/afternoon and no one has to rush to split their time with other family members! A full tummy and a Bloody Mary makes for a nice nap before more festivities begin!
My cooking triumphs
Any meal the family says out loud they like is a triumph in my book! Recently, I have enjoyed mastering different kinds of cheesecakes. It's an elegant and rich dessert that can be made into any imaginable flavor!!!
My cooking tragedies
I'm famous for leaving something in the oven or grill. Mashed Potatoes or grilled corn for dessert anyone?!? ;)
Recipe Reviews 276 reviews
Lemony Quinoa
We really liked this! Made this to accompany Whitefish for guests eating gluten-free. Even my husband, who doesn't like anything "healthy" (Lol!), enjoyed it! I used chicken broth to boil it, didn't add all the lemon juice. I was concerned about the veggies not being cooked but it was perfect. I also like that quinoa only takes 10-15 minutes as opposed to 50 for brown rice. Will definitely make this again!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2014
Beet Salad
Took a gamble and made this for company last night and it was very well received! Love receiving compliments on a meal! The dressing is very nice but did make some small changes using only one tablespoon of Dijon and used fresh basil instead of thyme (added after blending) and a bit more honey. I roasted the beets just wrapping in foil and roasting until the meats seems tender when inserted with a skewer (depending on size, could be an hour or so). A tip for peeling is to hold the beet in a paper towel and rub, the skin will come right off. I prefer Goat Cheese on a beet salad and so did our guests but had the Feta available for Hubs. I didn't use any endive, it would make a pretty presentation but I personally find it bitter. I will definitely make this again! Thank you!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2014
Sassy Freezer Slaw
Sassy, thank you for sharing this recipe! Loved it! How wonderful to have this available anytime! For some reason, I think cole slaw (dressing) is a pain to make each time I want it and can't tell you how many half bags of slaw I have found in the back of the fridge and tossed. Problems solved! DD doesn't like mayo, so she loved it, too. We were all pleasantly surprised the crunch is still there after freezing. Followed the recipe exactly. Finished what was in the freezer and will reload this week!

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Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2014
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