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Home Town: Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Bakersfield, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I'm the Mother of four Beautiful Daughters and three Handsome Sons. I have been blessed with 14 Grandchildren and 3 Great grandchildren, my latest is Tyler whom I have never seen yet...He is living in Texas with his Mother and Daddy. They are both in the Air Force and this is their first child. I wish them all the best.
My favorite things to cook
ZIPLOC OMELET (This works great! Good for when all your family is together. The best part is that no one has to wait for their special omelet! Have guests write their name on a quart-size Ziploc freezer bag with permanent marker. Crack 2 eggs (large or extra-large) into the bag (not more than 2) shake to combine them. Put out a variety of ingredients such as: cheeses, ham, onion, green pepper, tomato, hash browns, salsa, etc. Each guest adds prepared ingredients of choice to their bag and shake. Make sure to get the air out of the bag and zip it up. Place the bags into rolling, boiling water for exactly 13 minutes. You can usually cook 6-8 omelets in a large pot. For more, make another pot of boiling water. Open the bags and the omelet will roll out easily. Be prepared for everyone to be amazed. Nice to serve with fresh fruit and low cal toast; everyone gets involved in the process and a great conversation piece.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mom had a problem with her memory and could never tell me much but she made a delicious chocolate syrup that we would eat over our toast. She couldn't even remember making it, she also made a concoction with eggs, she called it egg butter but she didn't remember how to make it either. I remember that it was sweet and and I loved it... She also made some great fried Okra...She is not with us anymore and I miss her and always feeling so bad that she could not tell me how she made my favorite foods. She baked and cooked from scratch, never followed a recipe, just some good old okie home cooking.
My cooking triumphs
I really haven't had very many. When I fix a meal, it seems to me like everyone enjoys what they are eating and most of my company will tell me how good a certain dish is. That always makes a person feel great, I don't like a lot of salt, so I notice that the salt shaker goes around the table more than anything else does, lol. All jokes aside, I think I am a pretty fair cook.
My cooking tragedies
I doubled the recipe once for a cake and filled the cake pan almost to the top and had a terrible mess to clean up in the oven, lol But I don't think that is as bad as what my Mother did. She was making cookies and when they were done, She ate some and said they had an unusual taste to them. She thought about it for a while and went in to clean up the kitchen and noticed that the cough syrup was open on the counter, Then it dawned on her, she had used cough syrup instead of vanilla, LOL. It took a while for her to live that one down. LOL
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