Boomer53 Profile - (10468496)

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Home Town: Columbus, Georgia, USA
Living In: Weeki Wachee, Florida, USA
Member Since: May 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I absolutely love to bake and experiment with new ideas. I never knew I could create so many different versions of banana bread! I grew up on good 'ole southern cooking, but since I joined Weight Watchers in Jan, I've learned how to eat healthier and how to manage my portions. Glad to be here - looks like a great site!
My favorite things to cook
Desserts, especially drop and bar cookies. I don't like to spend all day in the kitchen, though, so I like those quick and easy recipes that don't call for ingreidents I can't even begin to pronounce, much less find in the grocery store!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Oh, you should be at our house for Thanksgiving! My mom and I produce the tenderest, juiciest turkey you've ever tasted, a southern dressing that is a meal in itself, a mouth-watering sweet potatoe casserole, one new vegetable recipe each year, and at least two scrumptious desserts that will thicken your waistline just looking at them.
My cooking triumphs
Ahhh, so many triumphs. . . so little time to brag about them (lol)!
My cooking tragedies
Believe me, I've had my share. No matter how good a cook you think you might be, somewhere along the line, you've managed to forget a vital ingredient (like the eggs in my banana bread), got busy watching a good movie and forgot about those cookies in the oven (the birds wouldn't even eat them), or used that funky fat-free mayo in that fabulous pasta salad everyone wanted you to bring to the reunion!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Hot German Potato Salad III
OMG - this is a FANTASTIC dish! I used 7 slices of peppered bacon didn't have celery seed, so just tossed in a little celery salt. Rather than the 12 servings indicated, I calculated my Weight Watcher points based on eight 1-cup servings, and each serving was only 5 points! I made a pork loin roast and brussel sprouts to go along with the salad - best meal I've had ina long time. You don't have to look any further for the best hot German potato salad recipe because this is it! I will most definitely make it time and time again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 6, 2008
Swedish Nut Bars
I love recipes that don't require a lot of ingredients, so this one caught me eye. It's not a recipe that would be high on my list, but that might be because of some changes I made. I used only 1.5 cups of finely crushed PECANS and used VANILLA flavoring. The big difference came, I think, from the size pan used. I used a 9x13, which resulted in a thinner bar that required less time to bake (only 35-40 min). Mine didn't look anything like the picture, but it was okay. The topping was like of a lacy, crunchy texture, while the inside of the bar reminded me of pecan pie. I liked the fact that it wasn't overly sweet. Also, if you're counting Weight Watcher points, I figured out that if you cut the recipe into 12 servings, it's 5 points per serving. Again, it's an okay recipe, but it may be quite a while before I make it again.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 26, 2008

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