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Home Town: Cheltenham, Maryland, USA
Living In: Mountain Home, Idaho, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books
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Michelle in North Carolina
About this Cook
I have been married for 27 years to Bob. We have 2 children, Ashley, and Bobby. Ashley is married to Chad, my new son! I have two dogs, Ebony (Ebby), Bear and two cats, Baby and Patches, all of which have been adopted at the Idaho Humane Society. My husband and I enjoy riding our Harley Davidson and boating when we can. We moved to Mountain Home in July of 2012 after purchasing a home on 5 acres and plan to have a "mini ranch" with our very own chickens and a garden!
My favorite things to cook
Creamy Potato Soup, Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Beef and Pork Roasts
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making Chocolate Chip cookies every Christmas and Pumpkin Pies for Thanksgiving
My cooking tragedies
My first Thanksgiving married I was so excited to make my first Turkey. I was very young, 18 years old, and we didn't have the money until right before Thanksgiving. I went to the store, the supply was limited and I got what I thought was a small turkey, it turned out to be a Hen. Also, I wasn't aware of the thawing time needed and our fridge was really good at keeping things frozen. Thanksgiving morning I took it out and it was still so frozen! I did as the instructions stated and put it in the sink of cold water for hours, changing out the water often. My hubby and I finally thought it was thawed enough and we set about baking it. It was nice and brown on top but when we cut it, it still bled and was frozen. I tried cooking for 2 more hours then gave up! It never did thaw!
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