rookiecook Profile - (10738329)


Home Town: Dayton, Tennessee, USA
Living In: Alta Loma, California, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
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About this Cook
I had to take an early retirement in 2004. I am now a "Stay at Home Grandpa" to my 8 grandchildren. I was born in Tennessee where comfort food is the norm. I didn't take much interest in cooking most of my life but was always curious. Now I have the time to explore and experiment. All Recipes has been a godsend for me. I really enjoy the reviews as it helps me better determine what recipes to prepare.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm still working on this one.
My cooking triumphs
Chocolate Cheesecake II. I never had chocolate cheesecake until my brother requested one. This was beyond delicious! He compared it to a local trendy restaurant that he loves and "said" he liked mine better. Maybe he was just being nice, but ours didn't last long.
My cooking tragedies
Many of my attempts have been tragedies or nearly tragic. I'm getting better though. I haven't sent anyone to the hospital yet!
Recipe Reviews 35 reviews
Peanut Butter Cups
These were just so-so. The semi-sweet chocolate didn't taste right. If this was supposed to be a clone recipe, it missed the mark. Next time I will use milk chocolate.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2012
Tasty Baked Meatballs
I doubled the recipe and took these to a company Xmas party. There wasn't a single one left uneaten. Delicious!!! This is my permanent recipe for meatballs. Thanks for sharing Julie62.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 16, 2011
Jasmine's Brussels Sprouts
Delicious! You can't go wrong with bacon. I did use regular bacon like some others. But, this is definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2011
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