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Living In: Canton, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm married and have a 21 year old son who is away at college. I no longer work outside the home as I have a disability that hinders my getting around. I love to decorate my home. I make wreaths, floral arrangements, sew curtains and do many other crafts. I also like to plan our garden. I draw everything out to scale then research the plants that we like. My husband is wonderful enough to do most all the work himself. I make all the potted plants for our yard. I love to bake but my hips show it! LOL
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook would be anything Mexican. Enchalidas, tacos, burritos, refried beans. All with a lot of cheese. That's my favorite food! I also like to cook homemade spaghetti sauce. When I was first married my husband used to tell me that his spaghetti sauce was better than mine. It was an ongoing competition. Now he admits that no one, not even he can make sauce as good as mine. LOL I also like to make lasagna. That is a family favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lasagna, meatballs with beefy mushroom sauce, beef stroganoff, swiss chicken, frittatas and breakfast for dinner!
My cooking triumphs
A sit down Christmas dinner for 30 people. Complete with ham, kielbasa and sour kraut, pierogi, potato casserole, yams, green bean casserole and salad. For dessert I made 8 trays of cookies, bar cookies, brownies, fudge and mini cheesecakes. I planned that meal for 2 months!
My cooking tragedies
I had my in-laws and my parents over for Mothers Day brunch. I followed the directions to the "T" for a crock pot western omlette bake. It came out so dry we had to choke it down with milk! I was mortified. Especially in front of my Mother in-law who is a typical little Polish lady who cooks like a professional!! Next time I will make sure to do a test run on any new dish I want to serve to guests!
Recipe Reviews 34 reviews
I used this as a good base recipe. I added shredded cheddar cheese, scallions and a bi of mushrooms along with a bit of garlic. My Polish family NEEDS their garlic. LOL It turned out so good. We had it for Easter last year and I'll be making it again for Easter this year as well. Thanks!

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Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2014
Chicken Fajita Marinade
I made this for a family birthday celebration. It was very easy to put together. The flavors were so rich and fantastic. I'll never buy packaged fajita marinade again now that I have this great recipe. Everyone raved about how great the fajitas tasted. Thanks for sharing the recipe Olivia!!

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Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2013
Extreme Banana Nut Bread 'EBNB'
I decided to make this banana nut bread because it had such great reviews. The only thing good I can say about it is it was very easy to make. That's why it got 3 stars from me. But in saying that I think that's where the problem is. Sometimes you have to put a little more effort into something to make it special. This was not special. First of all I noticed right away that there was no vanilla listed in the ingredients. I don't like to rate anything unless I've followed the recipe to a "T". So I left it out. Big mistake. This bread really didn't have much taste at all. Especially not banana! Disappointed. Also, an entire cup of butter is TOO much! I could have probably used half of that. The bread was very greasy as well. Along with no taste and the grease, I threw the entire thing in the trash. Sorry. I don't understand what all the fuss is about this recipe. I'll stick to my more complicated recipe that has lots of flavor and much less grease.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2013

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