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Emme


Emme
 
Member Since: Apr. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Raggedy Me
About this Cook
I was 45 when I started so I'm rounding into 48 in 2012. I was in PA to take care of my Grandparents, but they've passed on so I've moved to Charlotte, NC. I earned my Bodywork Therapist & Esthetics Certifications and have been seeing clients for almost 6 years now! So I'm getting older & ready to learn more new things. I'm a two-time survivor (leukemia & breast) & enjoy all of the bitter & sweet life has to offer.
My favorite things to cook
I like to take on new challenges in cooking, but I enjoy cooking fish & meats. I really enjoy the convenience of slow-cooking and I like to add the little touches and flourishes that seem gourmet but actually cut down on prep times. Grilling also is exciting.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I've learned to cook my mother's dutch oven fried chicken which I found out was an Amish recipe once I moved to PA. I wasn't patient enough to learn from her when she wanted to teach me, so now I'm having fun making my own traditions (honey & cinnamon salmon @ Christmas as well as my famous "Artie Chokes the Chicken" HA!
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook without post-it notes on every pot & pan & hostessing my grandfathers' 77th HS Class Reunion (Lemoyne HS Class of '31) at our home. There are 6 of them left. It was very nice.
My cooking tragedies
Cooking doesn't include tragedies unless I've accidently poisoned someone. (Which as far as I know I haven't yet, thank heavens!) OK...that was before I completely ruined a Thanksgiving Pork Roast while my (still) sweetheart & I were arguing.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Pesto Sauce
5 stars because it's easy to customize! I used unsalted sunflower seeds (I washed the salt off); used dried garlic (the flavor just gets bigger after a day) & used grated Romano Cheese. I also used a tiny (tiny!) bit of liquid smoke since I didn't use any salt or pepper.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 9, 2012
Apple Banana Cupcakes
Used 1 tbsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp clove & 1% milk instead & still yummy & moist. Frosted w/Brown Sugar Frosting (where I used molasses instead of corn syrup) Very easy. I used 25 min cook time on smallish muffins which was perfect.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2009
Brown Sugar Frosting
Nice & simple as I like it...used molasses instead of corn syrup (didn't have), still good, richer flavor

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2009
 
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