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Karla Decker Sorby

Karla Decker Sorby
Home Town: Gwinner, North Dakota, USA
Living In: Bemidji, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I became a much better cook when I got serious about losing weight and getting healthy. Instead of relying on fat and salt to carry flavors, I needed to go back and learn the basics of what flavors many of the herbs and spices added. I also learned about lean protein sources and discovered the broad appeal and health benefits of dried beans and legumes. I have an organic vegetable garden and also test grow new varieties for the University of Minnesota (I am a Master Gardener as well). Learning to cook veggies in new ways helps to make sure we include all that healthful bounty into our diets!
My favorite things to cook
I've tried lots of different styles of cooking. My daughter has lived and traveled all over the world and she always comes home with new recipes. I've incorporated her culinary experiences into our foods and have really expanded on our menus. However, I always return to my roots growing up on a farm and gravitate toward simple, whole foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I still make many of the same oven meals that I was raised on: baked chicken, roasts, casseroles...but I've also learned to appreciate the slow cooker and stir fry.
My cooking triumphs
Getting my youngest son to eat veggies! By spicing things up with spices and herbs, I helped to give him an appreciation for fresh, healthy fare.
My cooking tragedies
Two words: curried rice.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Cindy's Coleslaw
Fast and easy and just the right balance of flavors. Add a little garlic powder for an extra layer of goodness.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 4, 2014
Pickled Onions
I agree with "Lucky Noodles", there is too much sugar and not enough salt in these. I used her idea (1/2 tsp. salt and 4 Tbsp. sugar). I do like a little of the red wine vinegar in them, but as Tamaralynn stated, they actually taste a better with some apple cider vinegar in the brine. With these adaptations, these are fabulous!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 13, 2014
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
Easy, delicious and versatile!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2010

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