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Kate R

Kate R
Home Town: Nacogdoches, Texas, USA
Living In: Lufkin, Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Camping, Reading Books, Music
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Kate on 23rd Birthday
About this Cook
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up in a typical southern family (i.e. - butter is better!). My earliest memories are of standing on a chair in the kitchen with my parents, grandparents, great aunts, aunts, and/or cousins cooking something. My favorite cooking traditions are during the holidays. Thanksgiving is a huge affair (normally around 100 people) and we cook all sorts of southern favorites - chicken & dumplings, dressing, greens, sweet potato souffle, and our family favorite - butter roll (a sweet dough that is baked/steamed in a sweetened milk mixture). It's a great time to get to visit and spend time with all the extended family.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Pecan Pie V
I've only made this once and I'm not a huge pecan fan, but this recipe completely changed my view of pecan pie! It was so simple, cooked perfectly, and tasted so good! Thanks for a great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 15, 2011
Chicken Pot Pie IX
Absolutely one of the best and easiest homemade chicken pot pies on the planet!!! I cook for a summer camp and retreat center and have started making this for our weekend retreats. Everyone loves it! I took the advice of most of the reviews and doubled the sauce and it has turned out perfectly moist every time I have made it and never has it been runny. We get cobbler crust dough sheets from our food supplier, so I use that instead of the pie crust. If you can find these in your grocery freezer section, they work really well because the dough is thicker and has a better texture than typical store-bought pie crust dough. I also usually throw in some extra seasoning - especially if I have any fresh herbs. Sprinkle chicken mixture with 1/2-1 tsp fresh chopped rosemary and thyme right before you add the sauce mixture. Just this small addition will give the pot pie a really fresh taste. Thanks for a great recipe!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2009
Chicken Kathleen
My sister sent me this recipe after she tried it and really like it and it's become one of my favorite casseroles. I've tried lots of different variations - frozen peas, frozen squash/zucchini, or frozen green beans instead of the frozen broccoli; canned chicken or leftover grilled chicken for the cubed chicken; and different types of cracker crumbs instead of the buttered bread crumbs. I like using leftover grilled chicken because it gives the whole casserole more flavor than using plain cooked chicken. Also, I have found that using crushed Ritz crackers (reduced fat) instead of the buttered bread crumbs tastes just as good and cuts out the butter in the recipe. I usually keep all the ingredients for this great casserole on hand and can put it together fairly quickly and pop it in the oven. It also freezes really well and the leftovers are fantastic! Thanks, Kathleen, for this great recipe!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2009

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