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Thoughts from the SW/MW

 
Mar. 19, 2013 9:43 am 
Updated: Apr. 17, 2013 4:24 am
Greetings from the Great State of Ohio!  It’s time to mark your calendar and make your plans for the 4th Annual Buckeye Bash, which we hope will be one of the best allrecipes get-togethers ever!  At little history about our Bashes:  our first meeting was a luncheon at the Dutch Kitchen near… MORE
 
 
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May 17, 2010 1:20 pm 
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010 7:35 am
We were so excited when the FedEx truck pulled up in front of the house.  Our resident Chef, Juan Carlos, hurried out the front door to greet the famous and well-loved Chef Luigi.          After chatting for a few minutes, Juan Carlos  presented Chef Luigi  with a poncho to match… MORE
Chef Juan Carlos welcomes Chef Luigi
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Chef Juan Carlos models his poncho
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Juan Carlos presents Luigi with a matching poncho!
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midwestchef

Home Town
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In
New Albany, Ohio, USA

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Feb. 2008

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

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Scrapbooking, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work

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About Me
Married w/ pets + three kids and six grandkids. Retired after 30 years of teaching grades K-7. Moved to NM 10 years ago. Loved it there. Moved back to Ohio to be closer to family.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make soups. Chili, beef vegetable, ham and bean,and tortilla soups are our favs. I like casseroles - one dish dinners are the best! I think the slow cooker is about the best cooking aid in my kitchen. I love to try new recipes, that's what makes this a super website; that and all the cool contributors.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything I did with my grandmother! Thanksgiving at Grandma's house was the best. She wanted to do it all - and she was a great cook. Making taffy with her was such a treat! I remember the first time she made pizza (from a box). She wasn't too sure about pizza! But in the mid 1950's, none of us midwesterners were too sure about pizza!
My cooking triumphs
When I was 13, I entered seven different baked goods (mostly cakes) in open class at the fair, competing against adult cooks with great records. I took first place with all but one entry, which got a second place ribbon.
My cooking tragedies
Looking back over the years, my biggest tragedy was making gravy...but thanks to CindyLepp, it is no longer a challenge! She sent me packets of dry gravy mixes!
 
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