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Joyce Westlake

Joyce Westlake
Home Town: Santa Ana, California, USA
Living In: Indio, California, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Camping, Walking, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a busy Grandma of 5 grandchildren. We were totally surprised last year with a set of twins in Feb., their Brother in Dec. and their cousin in Feb. yes, 4 grandchildren in 1 year. I have had a daycare home for 30 years so I think I'm pretty qualified to handle 4 kids of my own.
My favorite things to cook
Obviously I love to cook for kids. I've tried different recipes from here and don't know what I'd do without all of you wonderful cooks and reviews. My daycare kids give me Thumbs up or down on new recipes and we DO write reviews.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking Apple Pies like my Grandfather did. Grandma made Beautiful Christmas cookies.
My cooking triumphs
Baking has always been a passion, I love making cookies, pies and cakes. I've always gotten wonderful compliments. I love,love,love my crockpots and use them at least 4 times a week. I did try my hand at a Chili cookoff and won 1st place last year.
My cooking tragedies
When I was a new Bride, I had a hard time fixing artichokes. I always burned them. I gave up until I learned to make them in the microwave and I still make them that way 34 1/2 years later.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Easy Smoked Turkey
I found a recipe, similar to yours in our local newspaper, about 30 years ago and have been using it every thanksgiving. We all love how the meat is so moist. Thank you Tom for sharing your recipe.

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Reviewed On: May 29, 2015
Easy Granola Bars
So yummy! I made a double batch and cooked for 30 min. then put them in the refrig. I do wish I had put them in a larger than 9x13 pan, pretty thick but still good. So easy to make!

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Reviewed On: Jul. 31, 2014
Corn On The Cob (Easy Cleaning and Shucking)
I've been doing this for awhile but so glad to see it posted.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2014
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