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Gail Cobile

Gail Cobile
Home Town: Topsail Island, North Carolina, USA
Living In: Spotsylvania, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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Aug. 5, 2010 9:30 am 
Updated: Nov. 13, 2011 11:38 am
This is not going to be a long, drawn out affair.  It's something the grandkids and I just finished and we wanted to share. They adore wontons; any size, any filling, any time!  They have always been told that at Gma's house they can have anything they want for breakfast, within reason and… MORE
Gma's Wontons
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Gma's Dessert Wontons
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Cabbage Soup
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4 Qt. Dutch oven wouldn't hold it all!
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From The Blog:  Ewe's Not Fat; Ewe's Fluffy!
My Littlest, Bestest Friend Beats the Odds!
About this Cook
Like so many other moms, I had to plan wisely for time to take part in my daughter's school activities. I was fortunate that I could take time off work to be there for her. Now that I've retired and can spend time with my grand babies, I never let an opportunity pass by without camera in hand. Guess that's what started my scrapbooking addiction. Family time, big cookouts and teaching the kids about the "unhurried" side of life is what I'm compelled to do.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. The wonderful aroma of a roast in the oven or something wonderful in the crockpot that wafts throughout the house and welcomes my husband when he comes home from work are my favorite things to cook. Being empty nesters I still find it difficult to cook for just the 2 of us. But then, I love being able to share with a neighbor or with the kids to help them with a meal after they've worked all day. Then there are the desserts; cakes, cookies, and pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being an East Coast Tarheel I remember all the times my Gramma let me help in her kitchen from the time I could climb into a chair and onto the table to watch her every move. Those old traditions and downhome recipes are a big part of my life. Comforting soul food from the southland and now and then a crowd pleasing surprise I've cooked up from my collection of church based and women's league cookbooks.
My cooking triumphs
I once had a small catering business I ran out of my home. The menu choices were always popular, well suited to the event and although the work was hard and time consuming, the many compliments and rave reviews always made it worthwhile.
My cooking tragedies
I remember my first attempt at cooking a pot of Navy pea beans which was one of my favorites as a child. I was living several hundred miles away from my mother, the greatest cook in the world, and called and asked her how much milk you put into the beans to make the white sauce. She could never answer me because she was laughing so hard. When she was able to talk, she called back and told me the "milky looking sauce" came from cooking the beans until they were done and the "sauce" would be there. All I had to do was not let the water boil out of the beans! Everytime I cook them I remember that and still can picture my mother's face as she couldn't help but laugh at what I thought was her "miracle bean sauce"!
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Chef John's Italian Meatballs
I used a pack of ground beef and a pack of mild Italian sausage, all other ingredients readily available. These little beauties stopped DH when he walked through the door with a "please tell me that smell is coming from our stove and not a candle"! I always follow a recipe as written unless I am forced to sub an item because I simply do not have it. I followed this to the letter. I made homemade bread to go with, tossed a salad and it was the best Italian night ever. There was plenty leftover even after I packed some for DH's lunch. Still had a lot to go into the freezer for another meal. I have deleted all other meatball recipes. They were simply taking up space. This is meatball heaven!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 5, 2014
Sweet Potato Pie I
Dear Hearts, this is an awesome pie. Pease don't confuse this pie with the likeness of pumpkin pie! The simplicity of the recipe is what makes it unique. I have made this pie for years using evaporated milk and eliminating the nutmeg (just not fond of it). My entire family asks for this pie at every event where pie is expected on the menu. If you are a fan of sweet potatoes, you will love the delightful flavor of this pie. You won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2014
Mini Cheesecakes
Not a holiday in sight but wanted something sweet, easy, and lunchbox friendly...Aha...found it!! These are delicious. Very pretty on a plate to invite a galfriend over for tea or coffee. My DD makes these often to take to work to share with office mates. Can't begin to know how many times I've shared this recipe or told family and friends where to find it. I love easy peazy yummy and oh does this fit!!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 11, 2014
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