farmhousewife Profile - (10309579)

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Home Town: Loma Linda, California, USA
Living In: Pekin, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2007
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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hubby and i
About this Cook
I love to garden, cook, and keep house. (well, not really cleaning, but I like the end result.) I love to entertain and have dinner parties. I'm 34, feel 25, have a two year old son and a husband. We reside in an ancient farmhouse in NC and LOVE it. Life is good. I'm aiming towards a full stocked pantry and just came across a fabulous cookbook at a thrift store, it's "Great Good Food Luscious Lower-Fat Cooking by Julee Rosso, co-author of 'The Silver Palate Cookbooks and The New Basics Cookbook'" - good stuff!!
My favorite things to cook
FRESH vegetables, good cuts of meat, sauces, baked goods, lasagne, grilled EVERYTHING....there's just no way to pin it down to a few things. I like to surprise my husband with new things and make old favorites over and over.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Hm...I guess I'm starting my own...everything from scratch would be a good place to start!!
My cooking triumphs
Have mastered several different recipes of Banana bread and am tweaking my own. A beef brisket recipe, with walnuts, cranberries and apples, with a beautiful sauce....yum!
My cooking tragedies
haha! There SURELY isn't enough room here, but a funny story comes to mnd...I was cooking on a 1910 Wedgewood wood cook stove and the oven was a bit test with the temp but anyhow, I was making an orange poundcake, from my favorite Barefoot Contessa recipe book and I just couldn't get the cake to set...the temps were too varied, anyhow when I went to take it out of the oven, I touched the grate w/my arm and I jerked it out of the oven, the mixture still quite liquid and spewed it all over the walls. I was SO MAD, I chucked the rest of it against the wall and just never baked anything important in THAT oven again. I really admire our ancestors of old, for 'making do' with those old cookstoves.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Creamed Eggs
My grandmother used to make this for us, and, as a kid I would request it! I made this for my husband and son this morning and they both LOVED IT! Simple and the best thing is when you can make it with eggs from your own chickens, milk from your own cow, and butter from the cream from the milk from your own cow. Over toast, with some salt and pepper - DELICIOUS!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2011
Asian Orange Chicken
This was terrific! I used a bit more orange juice than called for, but left everything else in the ingredient lineup the same. Used brown rice and followed instructions of another review and reserved the fried chicken aside. I sauteed onion, pepper, celery, carrot and turnip greens separately and reserved. I put rice on the place, sauteed veggies on rice, then chicken. Top with generous portion of sauce. Delicious!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2011
Sausage Gravy
Easy to make, I used a pound of our "home-grown" sausage we put up last month (because it was not too fatty I had to add a tablespoon of vegetable shortening to the roux) - I heated my milk in the microwave so that it was hot when I poured it into the roux. I added very little salt and about a 1/4 tsp of freshly ground pepper. It was very good. I imagine it would be even better if left to sit overnight for the flavors to blend.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2011
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