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Home Town: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2007
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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Sourdough Rye Bread
Sourdough Rye Bread
Pumpkin Yeast Bread
Shoo Fly Pie
Montgomery Pie unbaked
About this Cook
Hi, I'm married with two grown children. I love to spend time in the kitchen baking. I guess I could be considered a recipe-aholic! I have more recipes than I'll ever be able to try. Even so, I have a hard time turning down a good cook book.
My favorite things to cook
Hubby does the cooking. Occasionally we prepare meals together, which can be a challenge. We have different cooking styles so have a tendancy to get on each other's nerve. :) He forgets the stove has a knob! I like cooking with wine and fruits and a variety of vegetables, he's a meat and potato kind of guy. So it's best he stick to the cooking and I stick to the baking. He's a picky eaty and I eat just about anything.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We try to make the holidays special. Hubby thinks I mess things up when I want to try a new recipe, though. We always manage to make way too much but then that just means there is plenty of food for everyone to take with them when they go hoome. Christmas is especially fun with the Christmas music playing while I spend the days baking and decorating.
My cooking triumphs
I grew up helping my mother on baking days by greasing the pans, measuring the dry ingredients, etc. but wasn't allowed to use the mixer. I was 10 when I made my first scratch cake for my mother on her birthday since she was in the hospital. I mixed it all by hand. My mom thought it turned out just as good as when she made it.
My cooking tragedies
The icing to my first cake turned out gritty but we ate it anyway.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Lobster Colorado
This is a wonderful recipe. So easy to do. I wrapped a couple of pieces of bacon on my filets just to they were covered. The steaks came out so tender and flavorful, you almost didn't need a knife to cut it. I substitued crab meat which I added at the very end. Just long enough under the broiler to turn it a slightly golden color.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2010
This was wonderful. If you like mushrooms, shrimp and cheese, you'll like this recipe. I used frozen, raw shrimp. Thawed them out but did not pre cooked. Baked them on top of the mushrooms just until they were pink. Very tender.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 18, 2010
Banana Crumb Muffins
These were wonderful. Light and fluffy with a good banana flavor. I followed the recipe to a "T". I used two and half inch sized muffin tins and baked them for 18 min. Of course ovens all bake differently. It made 11 muffins. It's a "keeper".

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 10, 2008

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