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Home Town: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Living In: Canton, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
Soon to be retired. After being a widow for nearly 10 yrs, met a wonderful man and we've been married almost 3 yrs. No children, no pets now. Love cats! Short and as my mother used to say, "pleasingly plump"--all 150# of me.
My favorite things to cook
I love casseroles. Cookies are my weakness and love to bake all kinds. Hubby isn't a chocolate lover,it's so hard to make cookies without chocolate!! Am a basics cook, but do love to experiment with new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Mom and I baked lots of cookies for Christmas. I have continued the tradition. Still like to make the rum balls from a recipe my best friends mother shared way back when we both were in high school.
My cooking triumphs
I do good if I can pull off a decent dinner for more than 4 people. Coming from a family of 3 and married and only the 2 of us, it's always been hard to cook and plan for a group.
My cooking tragedies
Most recent when I dropped the beautiful, lattice topped home made cherry pie on the floor right out of the oven. I cried the rest of the afternoon! But we decided the 3 second rule applied and we scooped it up on a cookie sheet and ate most of it later!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Coffee Date Bread
This is the dark date bread that I remember from my childhood. It is also very similar to a bread that my neice used to make. (but she guarded that recipe from everyone!) So glad I tried it. The coffee gives it that extra something and makes it the dark color I remember. Going to make this for our cookie/candy/bake sale at church next month!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 30, 2011
Blackened Tilapia with Secret Hobo Spices
I'd been searching for an easy recipe for pan grilled tilapia. Have never made tilapia before, and this sounded so easy. And it was! We loved it! Just the right amount of spices for me, tho hubby would enjoy a tad bit spicier. I did not use the bread under it as there was hardly any pan juices to speak of. Forgot the lemon, but it was still very good. We will definately be making this again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2011
Heather's Cilantro, Black Bean, and Corn Salsa
Tried this a couple weeks ago to take to a cook out. Everyone seemed to like it. It seemed to be missing something for me. Perhaps the cilantro as I didn't have any and used parsley flakes instead. Will make again!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 8, 2011
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