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Home Town: Wichita, Kansas, USA
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Member Since: Apr. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I'm a pianist, an artist, an expert in several types of needlework, a writer, a gardener, and a great cook!
My favorite things to cook
Baked goods - breads, cakes, cookies - and I'm famous among friends and family as an excellent pie maker. I also love to try vegetarian recipes, as I prefer to eat very little meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Special foods, particularly at Christmas, that have become traditional.
My cooking triumphs
Just the compliments and kudos from family and friends. I've never entered any contests or fairs, although I've considered it - and would like to someday! I did send in recipes to a newspaper column years ago after I was first married, that were published with many favorable comments.
My cooking tragedies
None stand out in my mind, but there have been many times that I've turned on the oven, supposedly for only a few seconds to warm the oven while bread was raising, but forgetting the oven was on because I was chatting on the phone, or became occupied with something else - the result being that the rising dough was ruined! A glass casserole dish full of our dinner broke in the oven once while it was baking, and of course it all had to be thrown out.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Yellow Cake
I've been baking cakes succesfully...from sratch...for almost 40 years, and this one was a big disappointment. I noticed that the amount of oil in proportion to the flour it called for was far too much... almost as much oil as there was flour.... and it was so sweet. It tasted eggy and like the vegetable oil I used; I couldn't taste the orange juice at all, which I squeezed by hand!. My cake developed a brown, hard, crusty rectangle in the middle of the cake that looked awful, it didn't dome, and the sides were crusty and stuck to the pan. Maybe by increasing the flour, or decreasing the sugar and oil would help, but I'm not going to take the chance of wasting good ingredients again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 23, 2008
Ruth Cullen's Green Bean Bake
Tangy, flavorful with bacon and onion - yummy! I drained off all the bacon grease and only used what stuck to the pan to saute the onions - there was just enough to cook the onion without contributing a lot of fat. I may cut down on the amount of chili sauce just a bit the next time, but we really enjoyed this dish!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2006

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