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Melody Talley

Melody Talley
Home Town: Dallas, Texas, USA
Living In: Tyler, Texas, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2001
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I’ve never cooked very much, I come from a family of awesome cooks and I always had other things to do. I loved to cook in high school and would give my friend’s parents baked goods for Christmas. It’s shocking how I’ve made it this far without really ever cooking a traditional meal on a regular basis. I always thought it was too much trouble. It made me mad to spend hours preparing a meal, from planning to presentation, then in 15 minutes it’s gone and all that’s left is dirty dishes. Within the past couple of years my life is completely different. I would like to start cooking more but with my own flare and not use old family recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I like to try new recipes as well as new takes on old family and Texas favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
After my mother passed away I’ve been trying to establish new traditions. I could never cook as good as she could so I am trying to make her traditions my own.
My cooking triumphs
My first Thanksgiving meal and it was for 15 in 2006.
My cooking tragedies
Oh my... I've cooked stuff that smelled so bad we had to take them outside to dump. Thankfully there has been no major injures or distraction of property, just a loss of what little confidence I had.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
So easy and absolutely yummy!!!!!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 15, 2015
Watergate Salad
Taste like what mother used to make.... she used pecans

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Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2014
Ultimate Frozen Strawberry Margarita
It was ok... not great.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 30, 2013
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