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Home Town: Syracuse, New York, USA
Living In: Harold, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I've been cooking for eons. I love it. I cook new dishes a lot and share recipes with friends & family. Have mountains of saved recipes and cookbooks. My Mom, Sisters, Nieces,and Daughter are also great cooks. They have contributed to my cooking skills.
My favorite things to cook
Old-fashioned good food. Lots of old ethnic favorites and many new favs. Don't like baking as much as cooking. I like to strike out in completely new areas of cooking or with totally unfamiliar foods. It's fun to learn. We even learn from the not-so-successful attempts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinner. We have always made a big deal out of it. We feel to continue traditions, even in modified versions is an important part of who we are and where we've come from. (hint - maintain your family traditions - they really matter) Sometimes we are fortunate enough to get the whole gang together, and others we make do with who can show up, and new guests brought to the table. "Always room for one more", Mom always said.
My cooking triumphs
Learning to can - what a tremendous legacy from my older Sis. Learning new recipes and cooking methods. I love the challenge of a bumper crop from the garden- we stretch ourselves and try new recipes. Sometimes we get surprising results. I recently relocated from Oswego NY to Kentucky and I love it here. I'm excited about learning some of the local recipes and how to utilize local foods. My current love affair is with fresh Peaches - they are wonderful here !
My cooking tragedies
Don't even ask me about my first experience cooking stewed prunes; no, the wrinkles never do come out. Oh, and what's the difference between a clove of garlic and a bulb of garlic? I can tell you that one , too!
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Delicious Black Bean Burritos
I made this according to our preferences, left out the jalapeno and the cilantro, but used it as a filling for quesadillas, added shredded Mexican blend cheese Served with sour cream and salsa on the side. They were amazing. We warmed the leftovers and had in soft Tacos the next day as well. I agree with others, the combo of cream cheese, black beans & corn is terrific. Will make this again and again. Thanks for posting, and thanks to the reviewers too.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 18, 2015
Summer Corn Salad
Wow, I made this last Summer with what I had on hand, and again this season. We love it. I'm sure the original is amazing but I have to work with what is available. I made it with 2 cans well drained whole kernel corn- better quality. I finely diced 2 rib of celery, added 1 TBSP dried minced onion, 2 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp. dried dill, 1 tsp ground cumin. I used rice wine vinegar and olive oil. We love this stuff ! ! Great alternative to the usual macaroni or potato salad. It's a side dish that lends itself to all manner of meals, buffets, BBQ's . THANK YOU.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 21, 2015
Mediterranean Potato Salad
I made this for dinner, working with what I had on hand. I used half the cucumber, half the Feta, a couple splashes of lemon juice. I added 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery. As suggested by others, I added 1 tsp sugar (I think it is very necessary). I used store brand Zesty Italian dressing. All the flavors melded and it was amazing. I'm looking forward to leftovers tomorrow , IF it lasts thru the night. Wonderful alternative to a Mayo based salad. What a great recipe, THANK YOU !!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 16, 2015

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