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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 4 reviews
Meatball Nirvana
Add me to the very long list of believers. I adore this recipe, will never make any other meatballs again. What a great recipe, what terrific meatballs !

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2014
Pat's Blueberry Citrus Cake
I purchased a lemon cake mix in error, gave this a try. The amount of the orange and lemon zest seems excessive, I cut back to 1 teaspoon of each, I added 1/2 teaspoon ground Cardamom, because I love how it accents blueberries. I baked in a 9 x 14 pan for 38 minutes. I'm not so big on sweet frosting, I glazed with simple glaze of 1 cup confectioners sugar with 1/4 cup lemon juice. It's a nice change of pace. I will make this again !

28 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 13, 2012
Easy Corn and Crab Chowder

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2011

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