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Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: Durango, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Asian, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Gardening, Walking
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Grammy and Madison
Madison and Grammy
About this Cook
I am a mother and grandmother, and when I was 52, my husband and I bought an inn and moved from Cols. OH to Durango, CO. I cooked breakfast for about 26 people every day in season (May-Oct and all holidays). This definitely expanded my cooking skills. We sold this Inn after 5 years and built a house with a fabulous view of the La Plata mountains.
My favorite things to cook
I try to keep things healthy, so whole grains and fruits and vegetables are very important. We love spicy foods and ethnic cooking. I love curry and continue to experiment with different flavors
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother was a fabulous cook and I'd love to have more of her recipes. She made an apple streusel that was out of this world. She would roll the pastry dough over the kitchen table 'til it covered it like a tablecloth and then filled and rolled it.
My cooking tragedies
Burning about 3 lbs. of bacon as I was cooking for an inn full of wedding guests. I forgot to set the timer and was distracted until I saw the smoke coming out of the oven. We did thick-slice bacon, brushed with maple syrup and covered in cracked pepper. What a mess!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Spicy Egg Salad English Muffins
This recipe is nearly identical to one that we used when we owned a B&B in Durango, CO. The only difference is the addition of horseradish, and we used a lot of cayenne. It's a great recipe and we always got very positive comments on it when we served it. The only down side was peeling 5 dozen eggs!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013
Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread
This is perfect cornbread. I made two small changes. I used blue cornmeal (I live in the Southwest) and I reduced the amt. of sugar to a half cup. I have it in the oven right now in muffin top pans so that we can freeze the muffins and then heat them in the toaster. Very convenient.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 21, 2011
Easy Morning Glory Muffins
These are wonderful. I used white whole wheat flour and substituted applesauce for the oil. I also put about 1/2 c. of dried milk in the liquid to up the protein content. I bake them in a muffin top pan so that I can freeze them and then warm them in the toaster for a great breakfast.

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2011

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