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Mary Jo Oswalt

Mary Jo Oswalt
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Living In: Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
We got married in 1975, have 2 sons, 4 grandsons and a step granddaughter. I have been cooking since I was 10 years old, helping my mom as there were 5 of us kids, Dad in Navy, and mom worked if she got time. We have a rather large family, and my parents and in-laws also come from large families so whenever we have reunions and get togethers, there are lots of different foods to enjoy, and recipes to exchange as well.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking mexican, anything with chicken,any kind of seafood, turkey, ham, pork and vegetables, potatoes and pasta as well. Guess you could say just about anything I love to cook and try out all kinds of foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When we were younger, our Mom and Nana began teaching us how to cook the right way, their way, and I guess it was the right way, because we all still cook the same way today, but with a lot less salt and fats. Now our oldest grandson, Donovan likes to help cook and wants to learn how to do it as well. He is in home ec in the 8th grade, and learning how to cook there now too.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Awesome Slow Cooker Pot Roast
I make this all the time, and use the leanest cut roast I can find. I season it with garlic powder, onion powder and pepper and brown it well, while it is browning, I mix up the soups and water in the slow cooker. I have added carrots about the last hour or so, even mushrooms or whatever else you like. I let it cook all day and when we get home from work, make up either mashed potatoes, or rice and veggies, and dinner is served. Have tried many other recipes, but this one is awesome, and will stick with this one only from now on, as my hubby and our oldest grandson have said as well.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 24, 2013
Easy Egg White Omelet
Very good and fast. I cut up the items we like in the omelet, and made up individual small containers with the veggies and or meat in them and all I had to do was make it, so it really cut down the prep time for this. Thanks for the great recipe.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 8, 2013
Parmesan Broccoli Balls
we make this recipe many times a year, but we use 10 oz. spinach, cooked a few mins. then drained and squeezed dry. We only use 2 eggs if large, 3 if smaller, and 1/2 c. margarine, and use garlic powder since the stuffing mix is already seasoned. We found it gets too mushy and greasy to work with, and this also cuts out more of the fat and cholesterol. Very good recipe after the changes.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 8, 2009

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