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Home Town: Huntsville, Alabama, USA
Living In: Mexico Beach, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Photography, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I love cooking for family and friends, especially at the drop of a hat! That is when it is the most interesting and fun to see what I can come up with. Everyone is always asking for my recipes. Usually when I find a recipe, I change and adapt it to my family's tastes and come up with a totally new recipe. I now have the opportunity to cook on a show called "Food for Thought" in our local area. The TV station in Port St Joe, Florida has this show, which airs daily at 10am and 6pm EDT and I am priviledged to get to cook on this show one week per month. This is a fantstic honor for me. I love to share my recipes with the locals and the tourists who come to the area. My husband calls me his "TV star".
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook are Southern Fried Chicken, Homemade Potato Salad, Turnip Greens, Homemade Apple Pie, and Italian Cassata Cake. Most of this is just good 'ole home cooking. One is a recipe from my husband's fathers history.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to cook when I was just tall enough to stand and put a bowl in the seat of a chair to learn to make cornbread. My maternal grandmother taught me how to do this. I still make it cornbread from this recipe today. I do not know the exact measurements for the ingredients, only the "eyeball" amounts. I leaned a few new traditions from my first husband's grandmother for New Year's Day from South Central Pennsylvania that I love which include roasted pork and saurkraut with dumplings.
My cooking triumphs
I now am enjoying doing a guest stint on a cooking show called "Food for Thought" in Port St Joe, FL on the local TV station one week a month. This show airs for a week each month. This gives me a chance to share recipes that I love and show others how easy it is to be able to have a wonderful meal without a lot of hard work.
My cooking tragedies
Luckily, I haven't had too many tragedies. However, I have never been able to make my own homemade biscuits to perfection. I even tell every one they could take them to the skeet shooting range for practice.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Peaches
I love this recipe. I used the french bread and cut it into thick slices. I used frozen respberries instead of peaches for the sauce. This made a sauce with a bit of a tart flavor to go with sweetness of the mascarpone. It came together so well and tasted wonderful.

35 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2009
Lemon Barbeque Meatloaf
This meatloaf was great. I used this as burgers on the grill with the sauce and they came out perfect. No condiments were needed at all. Great recipe

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 7, 2009
Italian Cassata Cake
This is essentially the same cake that my husband's father used to make. He was Italian and made them for family and friends on a regular basis. It was absolutely wonderful and so easy to follow. The Marsala wine makes the cake. I also saved a few cherries to decorate the top and perimeter of the cake as well. It turned out beautiful. I took it to a spaghetti dinner where it was a wonderful hit. Needless to say, we had none left to bring home.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 12, 2008

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