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Wilma


Wilma
 
Home Town: Manchester, Kentucky, USA
Living In: Pickens, South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2007
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Southern
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Wine Tasting
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Festive Fudge
Festive Fudge
Beat and Bake Orange Cake
Cranberry Bars
About this Cook
I am married to an awesome man. I have 3 daughters 2 stepsons and 5 grand children. In January 2006 I retired from my job. Several months later I started a small catering business that I do out of my home. My Mom and Mamaw were your typical Southern cooks. As a kid I loved to watch and help them cook, bake, can and make all kinds of food, cakes, pies and candies. Coming from a small rural coal mining town in the Southeastern Applachian Mountains of Kentucky, and being lucky enough to grow up on a small farm, we were truly blessed. We always had a big Sunday dinner, and holidays at our house took a week to prepare. Nobody ever left our house hungry, no matter who showed up.
My favorite things to cook
Just good down home southern cooking. Lots of fried smothered and covered, not to mention all kind of greens and beans. I am pretty good at all types of foods, and I simply love Cajun food. Cooking Chicken-n-Dumplin's that tastes just like my Mamaw's did!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Family and holiday meals with my family: my husband, all my children, grandchildren and friends. Traditions, keeping the old ones alive as well as making new ones, that's what it's all about!
My cooking triumphs
My catering business. Being able to cook, serve and take care of 150 people at one time, and making it look soooo easy. Like anybody could do it. Catering and doing most of the cooking for 110 people (with a little help from some friends) for one of my daughters wedding, as well as being mother of the bride, and walking her down the isle. Whew!!! No stress here! Cooking a great meal and everyone lovin' it!!!!!
My cooking tragedies
The very first time (age 13) I ever cooked for some body (my stepdads boss), other than family, I fried chicken and burnt it to a crisp. I ended up outside playing baseball with my brother and friends and forgot I was cooking until we saw smoke coming out of the window of the house. Disaster!!
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Beat and Bake Orange Cake
This was a great cake recipe. A very moist cake. The only thing that I did different was to use orange, tangerine, and lemon zest in both the cake and the icing. (I like a strong citrus flavor). In the past I have not had good results with your basic cake recipe (they have been a little dry), so I added 1/4 cup of sour cream and a pkg. of lemon jelatin to the cake batter. This definitely made it a moist cake. My husband liked it also and he is not a sweets fan. He really liked the citrus flavor. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe. It was great! Wilma

24 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2007
Cranberry Bars
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving this year. They were excellent! Most everyone liked them. I especially liked the tart flavor combined with the sweet. The only thing that I did different from the recipe was to leave out the ginger (as I do not care for it). Also, it was very easy to make. Will definitely make again!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2007
Chicken and Portobello Rollups
This is a recipe with great potential. I did use pepper (and the salt) on the chicken as well as in the sauce. We did like this recipe a lot, as we love asparagus and mushrooms. I served it over white rice. But , the next that I make it I will brown the chicken in a little olive oil and add some worcestshire or other spices to the sauce for a little more flavor. Otherwise, a great recipe. Thanks for the idea!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 14, 2007
 
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