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Home Town: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Living In: Denton, Texas, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Both my son and daughter are excellent and creative cooks. When I asked them why (since I am an unenthusiastic cook), they said it was in self-defense. I have a few things I can cook very well but I've cooked them so often, even I'm sick of them. This website stands a chance of turning me into an enthusiastic cook.
My favorite things to cook
Easy, tasteful things
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
I'll have to think about that one.
My cooking tragedies
In 1969, I tried to make bread from scratch for the first time. Our little apt never got very warm in October in Michigan so it wouldn't raise. My new husband was going to come home in a little while and stupidly I thought he'd be disappointed so I went into the back yard and buried it. The sun came out and when my husband came home, I heard him call to me, "You've got to see this! There's a giant mushroom in the backyard". You got it: The sun made it raise. Now my Grandsons are hearing about Grandma's Buried Mushroom Bread.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
This is a 'Depression' dish. In our family it's called Goolash but it's exactly the same. To make it healthier, I drain the meat and lightly rinse with hot water. Whole grain noodles or pasta helps too. We love it a little spicier than this so I use 1 large can of diced tomatos AND 1 can of Rotel or the equivilant. My father sprinkled the top of with raw, chopped onions and my husband does the same and adds shredded or shaker cheese. Be creative!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 20, 2010
Unbelievable Chicken
Altogether too sweet, even tho I cut the brown sugar to 1/2 C. The rest of the recipe is worth saving but I'll have to do some thinking about it before I try it again. Even our young, sweet-toothed grandaughters didn't care of it.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2008
Best Burger Ever
This takes the blah out of burgers! I didn't have all the ingrediants required so I improvised a bit. Instead of ot pepper sauce, I used 1 tsp chili powder and 1 tsp crushed red peppers. Instead of rolled oats, I used 1/2 C Italian bread crumbs. 2tsp. of water makes this mixture a little easier to knead into the ground meat, and just because I have a husband, I added 1 tsp bacon bits. As long as there's bacon in anything, he loves it. Is that a man-thing? Aeven out granddaughters loved these burgers!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2008

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