Morgan

I'm 25 years old and live with my boyfriend & our daughter. I've been cooking since I was very young. In high school, I decided it was what I really loved. I took all the home-ec classes available and watched the Food Network constantly, learning all I could. I graduated from culinary school in 2004. I had hoped to go for more schooling & eventually become a pastry chef, but plans changed. I still love cooking but it's hard to find a good job that won't take over your life and now with a daughter, I could never do that. I continue to expand my knowledge thru reading, cooking shows, and experimenting.
Low-Fat Potato Soup
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Absolutely delicious! It tastes so thick and rich and creamy and BAD for you, you would never know it was low-fat! Even my boyfriend who hates any potato that isn't fried LOVED it. I would double the recipe next time.. it doesn't make a whole lot.

Cream of Broccoli Soup III
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The soup itself tasted very good and it was VERY easy to make, but it didn't get quite as thick as I would have liked.. even after added some shredded cheese and a cornstarch slurry.

Spaghetti Squash
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This was delicious and very easy to make. I don't care for tomatoes much, so I only used half the amount. I also used goat cheese instead of feta - it was perfect! This would even be great in a simpler version with just the onions, garlic, basil, and cheese.. will definitely make again!

Swiss Chicken Casserole
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This recipe is great! I was searching allrecipes one day for something new to make.. I wanted something cheesy and only had swiss so I typed it in and found this. Super fast and easy to make and absolutely delicious! The chicken and the stuffing are so moist.. just make a quick vegetable and you've got a great meal!

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Chunky and Creamy Potato Salad
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This was a great new take on potato salad! There's so many different flavors going on throughout it. I followed the recipe exactly, except for the dill. I find it very overwhelming and was worried it would be too much, so I only used half the amount and you could definitely taste it but it wasn't too much. Also I used the bigger yellow potatoes, because they were cheaper, and just quartered them before boiling them.

Butternut Squash Soup with Cream Cheese
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I give this 5 stars, because it was absolutely delicious and super easy to make. I also split the squash in half, scooped out the seeds, and roasted the pieces at 350 until tender (about 35 minutes since I used 2 smaller squash). Once that was finished and scooped out of the skins, it took barely any time to put the soup together. I added a little more than 1/8 tsp of cayenne, thinking it wouldn't make a huge difference and I love cayenne pepper.. but it was quite spicy. I still found it enjoyable, but next time I think I'll stick to the recipe on that one for the sake of others eating it.

Pesto Turkey Burgers
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Morgan's rating

I thought this recipe sounded great, but I'm only a fan of feta cheese in certain things. I make this recipe all the time now with a few alterations. I don't use seasoned salt - I season the mix with salt and pepper. I do everything else the same except the feta cheese. I buy garlic and herb boursin cheese and put half of the small wheel into the turkey burger mix. I don't have a grill, so I brown them in a pan and then finish them in the oven at 350 for about 20 minutes. At the end, I place the remaining boursin on top of the burgers and put them back in to melt. I mix a little pesto with mayonnaise to put on the rolls, and there you have it.. probably the best turkey burgers I've ever had.

Magic Peanut Butter Middles
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I'm a huge fan of just about anything chocolate peanut butter, but these have to be some of the BEST cookies I've ever made. The peanut butter filling is so delicious and melted in the middle - even the next day, which I was afraid it wouldn't be. They took a little more time because of rolling the balls and then wrapping the dough around them, but it's well worth it. Also, I don't know if I made them much smaller but I got about 45 cookies out of the recipe.

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Rich Chocolate Frosting
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This icing is INCREDIBLE. If you love chocolate, you'll be in heaven. The only problem I had with it wasn't because of the recipe.. I have a standard size KitchenAid and the recipe turned out to be a bit much for it. When I had about 2 cups of the cocoa/sugar mixture left to add in, I had to transfer it to a bowl and mix it in myself. This makes A LOT of icing. I used it to generously ice 26 cupcakes and I have a lot left. I'm going to make a 9x13 cake to finish it off, because it's WAY too good to go to waste! Very rich and chocolatey.

Dark Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes
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WOW. I followed another reviewer's suggestion and used the Rich Chocolate Frosting recipe on the site.. AMAZING. The cupcakes came out so moist and delicious.. and the RICH chocolate icing with the salty crunch on top.. awesome combination. Even if you're not a fan of bacon, I'm sure these cupcakes would be FANTASTIC without the bacon. So worth your time!

Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
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Morgan's rating

I used this as a basis for the gravy.. I had buttermilk to use up, so I made biscuits from scratch and I also had 2 large country sausage links already cooked up in the fridge. I diced them up and heat them in the pan, sprinkled them evenly with flour (no measuring) and then added milk until it was the consistency I wanted. Seasoned with salt and pepper to my liking, and there you go.. super quick, delicious meal!

Easy Mexican Hot Chocolate
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I am a HUGE fan of Nestle's Abuelita hot chocolate, but it's only sold at certain stores in my area so I was excited when I saw this recipe. I followed another reviewers suggestion and used cocoa instead of the instant hot cocoa. I used dark chocolate cocoa, actually. It came out very bitter (which I expected), so I ended up adding just another squirt of chocolate syrup and some sugar until it tasted right. Then it was AWESOME. Also, as far as the dry ingredients not dissolving.. I mixed up the dry first, added the boiling water to it, added the milk, and then stirred in the chocolate syrup. Everything dissolved perfectly.

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