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Sharon L.

Sharon L.
Home Town: Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA
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Member Since: Dec. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I'm an excellent cook and have passed my cooking skills on to my daughters. The youngest daughter is actually a very experimental, and good cook. she works fulltime and serves her family homemade dinners every night. I never gave my family frozen dinners or prepared food when they were growing up and surprisingly they have carried on the tradition. we love good food and healthy alternatives to.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soups, all kinds of soup. I like experimenting with ingredients and creating tasty combinations.. I say if you make good soup your a good cook. My other great treat to make is Pies, My Daughters says my crust is always the best, my neices and nephews travel home to visit and it is a given that I make them a pie... they said it wouldn't be home without that special treat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Italian cookies for Christmas, My children grew up with them at christmas and now my grandchildren wait for them every year.
My cooking triumphs
I won a local cooking contest with a special West African shrimp recipe that my mother had from the 50's, It is also one of my family's favorite shrimp treats and very unique. I won a Microwave and $50.00 back in the 80's. that was my 15 seconds of fame. And a big deal in my little town.
My cooking tragedies
probably quite a few when I married my husband almost 50 years ago, he would probably remember more then I.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Microwave Spiced Nuts
Just made these, they turned out awsome, I did add a bit of salt and then I see one other reviewer did the same, i just like the sweet, salty it gives them. I did a cup each of pecans, walnuts, and toased almonds... I thought for christmas the variety was nice.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 21, 2011
Costas French Market Doughnuts (Beignets)
this is a great recipe and we think it is just like the cafe' Dumonde in New Orleans... we had them years ago and this is the first try making them at home Im so glad I chose this recipe... A few tips: I used my deep fryer, that way my oil stayed the right temp and I never had to cool down the pan and readjust the heat. I also used a pie cutter with a rippled edge to cut the diamond shapes and that gave them a very pretty edging. The only problem with these Beignets is you can not stop eating them. they are well worth trying. I was going to mix up half the recipe but I'm glad I went with the whole thing because the dough stores well and you can have them whenever you want them . very very YUMMY! I think you could squeeze some grape or raspberry jelly, even vanilla cream filling in the middle for a different twist and make a delicious jelly, or cream filled doughnut, maybe ill try that next time for a whole new spin on these already delish treats.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 5, 2011
Cream Puffs
this is the exact recipe that I have used for years, a few tips..... before you place them in the oven spray them with a bit of cold water and also as you are placing them in the oven give the oven a light spary of water... I'm not sure what it does but my mother always did it and they always puffed wonderfully... also start them in a hot oven 425 degrees and then lower temp after 15 minutes to 375 if you use these few tips they will never fail.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 5, 2010

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