MFSmith Profile - (10763646)

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Home Town: Joseph, Oregon, USA
Living In: Lyons, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mediterranean, Healthy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I love to spend time in my kitchen cooking for people that I love. It's the best way I know to let people know how I feel about them. My reward comes when my daughter, Sarah, whispers in my ear "Mom, you're amazing!"
My favorite things to cook
This changes daily. If I'm busy, my crock-pot is my best friend. I really enjoy breads and sweets, but I also love combining savory flavors to get a truely unique taste that people recognize as my own, as in sauces and glazes. I also like to try to make anything that my son, Kevin, will actually eat. He's not the typical boy (now man) in that he thinks eating is a waste of time!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to mix things up so there are not a lot of traditions that I follow, except at christmas time when there are some "must-haves" on the cookie list. Oh, and if my daughter, Sarah, is coming for a holiday dinner there should be some of that wierd strawberry pretzel salad!
My cooking triumphs
I'm pretty good at making any cheesecake recipe.
My cooking tragedies
My first was the most memorable; I tried to make pie crust (my dad's speciality) when I was about 12 years old. It was a disaster and I was very embarrassed and felt bad for wasting the ingredients. I tried to bury it in the back yard, but that night as the family was sitting around the dinner table someone said "what's Daisy (our dog) dug up now?" Needless to say, she had unearthed my attempt at pie crust and I was discovered. Everyone got a good laugh, except me!
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
I cannot wait to try this recipe! I love the chicken and gnocchi soup at OG (one of teh few things I'll eat there) and this looks like it will be similar! Thank-you, and I'll rate it when I've tried it!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 23, 2011
Aunt Johnnie's Pound Cake
I didn't like anything about this recipe. It was very greasy and the almond flavor way too strong. I will not try it again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2011
Thai Cucumber Salad
Refreshing, not too hot, a great side with the Sukhothai Pad Thai on this site!

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

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