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Home Town: Lorain, Ohio, USA
Living In: Central, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Sewing, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Perfect and Delicious
Will and I when he interimed in NJ
About this Cook
Our two children are grown and live away. We have two beautiful granddaughters. My mother taught me to sew when I was in 7th grade and I've sewn ever since. I love to quilt, and enjoy scrapbooking. Novels by Nora Roberts and Maeve Benchy are my favorites.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking simple foods and especially enjoy cooking for company. I've mastered light cooking to the point that it tastes wonderful and looks just as good. My husband and I prefer to eat at home because my light cooking is so good - out it's bland and colorless. I enjoy making appetizers and desserts for company.
My favorite family cooking traditions
From the time our son was 18 months old, in 1970, we have had beef and chicken fondue on Christmas eve. I make a blue cheese sauce and a bernaise sauce. A friend at that time gave me recipes she got for the sauces in Germany. Our grown kids still expect that when they come home.
My cooking triumphs
Probably my appetizer/dessert parties. I love making things up and they go over great. and I make the best homemade salad dressing - no recipe. Just some of this and some of that.
My cooking tragedies
While in church I put a casserole in the oven on the timer to go on and off - it didn't go off. We had a black casserole and ate out of the middle. AND when we got home, we had to open all the windows in the house to let the smoke out. VERY embarrasing since it was for my husbands favorite college professor several years before.
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
French Pastry Pie Crust
I'm 68 and have NEVER been able to make a pie crust - every recipe fell apart. A young 34 year old friend from church made a pie and this was the recipe. She gave the recipe to me and I followed it exactly. PERFECT EVERY TIME! I follow it exactly. I use my pastry blade to make sure I break up the Crisco very well and it's in tiny pieces, then when the liquids are added, just lightly mix it and form the ball. Don't overwork this - just when it's formed together, it's ready. So, learning to make a pie crust from scratch is off my bucket list. Need more on that list. I made a fresh apple pie with this recipe when my sister's came to visit = it was warm and they were thrilled. Loved it!

17 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2012
Salmon Patties
These were the best salmon patties I've ever made. I tend to be a "do it yourselfer" cook but my salmon patties all fall apart. These did not and they were yummy - my goal was to make them exactly as written. I always make any recipe from a website as written and rate it as written. However - I wasn't paying attention to what was written and added the cornmeal to the patties. My Cuisinart Smart Stick chopper did a great job of chopping the veggies fine, which my husband prefers. Anyway - they still turned out delicious. I suppose because I did use all the ingredients. However, because I messed up and added the cornmeal I did have to add a little egg beater to add more liquid. They stayed together perfectly. I made the crock pot refried beans on all recipes with this. Good meal. Thanks for posting these - I looked everywhere for what sounded like a good salmon patty recipe with veggies.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2011
Refried Beans Without the Refry
Just delicious! I made them exactly as written. My husband and I both felt they did not need any additional liquid and they were perfect. For the leftover, I added juice because I know they'll need it since I froze 3 packages. As others have said, I'll never buy canned again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 25, 2011

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