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CookinMama2004


CookinMama2004
 
Home Town: Farmington, New York, USA
Living In: Canandaigua, New York, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm a single mom of four fabulous kids who loves to cook and bake. In my work life I'm a home care nurse.
My favorite things to cook
Baking tops my list. I love to make muffins, biscuits, pancakes or sweetbreads. When Thanksgiving rolls around I enjoy making homemade pies complete with homemade crust. When I have extra time I love to make from scratch cakes, cheesecake, tiramisu and cookies. I also love to make soup, crockpot meals and pasta dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was growing up my mom always made a pot of homemade soup every week once weather got cool and I've carried that on with my family as well. Nothing says comfort food or fall to me like a bowl of steaming soup. I also learned how to bake from my mom...my grandmother shared her love of baking with my mom who in turn shared it with me...now I try to share that with my own children.
My cooking triumphs
I made a 3 tiered wedding cake covered with rolled fondant in sweltering August heat with no air conditioning! It came out beautifully but I never got a photo and lost track of the bride and groom shortly after they married. But every Thanksgiving is a triumph to me...I cook for at least a dozen people and make everything from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
When I was married the first time I had many tragedies. I had an oven with a self timer and one Sunday I put a leg of lamb in to cook while I was at church. We were having my grandparents over for dinner that day and I saw them very infrequently. My grandmother is also an Italian that cooks amazingly well so the pressure was on. Of course, when I got home I found that the self timer never kicked in and the lamb was raw. To make matters worse, this happened AGAIN a few months later with another elderly woman that I admired as well. Needless to say, I don't use self timers anymore!
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Depression Era Corn Chowder
This is my go to chowder when I'm having a tight week with the grocery budget. I usually add some shredded Monterey Jack cheese and thicken it up with instant potato flakes. My kids love it and I even made it for Christmas Eve dinner last year with cornbread on the side. So good!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2013
Chocolate Eclair Dessert
This is the dessert I make every Christmas and one I turn to during the year when I need something easy and to die for delicious! I do what other reviewers do and melt the frosting in the microwave for a bit so you can just pour it over the top. I'm thinking of trying it with chocolate grahams, chocolate pudding and vanilla frosting...you just can't go wrong with this. Yes, it's a simple dessert but that's part of its appeal!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2011
Kettle Corn
I'm eating this right now...it's still warm! And it is oh-so-good! I've been in a homemade popcorn phase of late and wanted something different. This was the ticket! So easy and so good...just sprinkled a bit of sea salt on at the end for that true kettlecorn taste! Thanks for a great recipe!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2011
 
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