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Home Town: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Living In: New Albany, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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Jun. 30, 2013 10:03 am 
Updated: Jul. 6, 2013 4:20 am
In a recent issue of my health provider's quarterly magazine I found this health quiz which I thought would be interesting to share with you.  I will post the answers in a day or two. 1.  Which dried fruit is highest in added sugars?a.  dried cranberries  b.  raisins  c.  prunes  d.  dried… MORE
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About this Cook
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!
Recipe Reviews 100 reviews
Pepper Jelly Glazed Chicken
This is good - too much mustard for me but DH loveed it.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 18, 2013
Oven Roasted Parmesan Potatoes
These are to die for! You must try these.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 30, 2013
Wedding Gift Spaghetti Sauce
Made this for the second time, made 1 1/2 times recipe; used Italian sausage and added dried parsley and only about 1/3 of the water called for in the recipe. Love it!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 5, 2013
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