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Baby Tito
About this Cook
I've always loved to cook and have collected more than 100 cookbooks since I was a child. I rarely make recipes as they are written--I look in the cupboard and go from there.
My favorite things to cook
I've always loved French and Louisiana cooking, and have always enjoyed making desserts. These days I'm cooking healthy and easy family dishes, or things to carry to potlucks.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making southern foods without all the sugar (corn bread, stewed tomatoes, etc.) and trying a variety of international foods.
My cooking triumphs
I made Julia Childs' coq au vin for my first dinner party as a teen, and it turned out so fabulous that everyone was blown away! I also made eggplant parmesan that was so tasty that 40 years later my relatives still use my recipe!
My cooking tragedies
I was making homemade sour cream sugar cookies I'd made many times before and accidentally grabbed horse liniment that was right next to the vanilla and didn't realize it until I smelled menthol coming out of the oven!
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake
I used a dark 9X13 pan and the original recipe and it took 26 minutes to bake on the middle oven rack. Great warm from the pan, and even better with some whipped topping or scoop of ice cream. Wonderful easy time saver!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 4, 2014
White Sauce
This was in an old 1960s cookbook I can't find. For breakfast, cook sausage and use 2 Tblsp drippings instead of butter. Add some pepper and pour over hot biscuits. 1 Tblsp flour and shortening gives a thin sauce and 3 Tblsp a thick one. Use water premixed with flour in place of milk for making turkey or chicken gravy.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2014
Pasta Salad
Used 3 tablespoons Salad Supreme and one cup of dressing. To simplify, I halved the cherry tomatoes and used pre-sliced black olives. Did add chopped red onion after tasting and deciding it would kick it up a bit. Made a great light summer salad for a potluck. My first time ever using salad seasoning. Nice shortcut.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 28, 2014

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