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Gram Kracker

Gram Kracker
Home Town: Ore City, Texas, USA
Living In: Wylie, Texas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I married my high school sweetheart at 18, a mother of 2 grown daughters -- one married (almost 10 years) with 3 beautiful children (boy, girl, boy) and my babygirl recently married on one of the most popular days of 2007, July 7th. I learned to cook mainly by watching my Mother and my Grandmothers -- which their recipes are not written down, nicknamed Taste and See Method of Cooking with a pinch of this and a handfull of that. I'm still a young cook -- learning all the time.
My favorite things to cook
Most of us would have to admit our favorite things to cook are going to be the things we get the best reviews on from family and friends -- I like it all. I'm still learning and enjoy learning -- my latest is baking with sour dough starter and I would love to master baking artisan breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My Mother's/Grandmother's Cornbread Dressing at Thanksgiving. My husband's Mother's recipe for Cranberry Salad -- this opened my eyes and gave me a passion for finding new cranberry recipes every year -- one of the first questions from my daughter's is "what kind of cranberry sauce are we having this year? with the youngest usually telling her friend(s) my mom has put jalapenos in cranberry sauce she goes crazy with these recipes. LOL
My cooking triumphs
I get rave reviews on my Cornbread Dressing. It is a plain recipe but every time I take this dish somewhere I never come home with leftovers and folks are constantly asking me for the recipe -- of course this is a Taste and See Method Recipe. I've tried to put this recipe to paper as both my daughters are trying to learn the traditions.
My cooking tragedies
There have been many tragedies in my cooking lifetime and mainly they were form inexperience. I would think, the recipe doesn't call for that much and it would be wasteful not to use all of this ingredient -- in some instances I recall it would have been less wasteful to use what the recipe called for -- instead of using it all and end up throwing out the entire dish. LOL
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers
Better late than never. I've been making this recipe for several years now . . . . my family loves it. I've taken it to share at events with great reviews. The only ingredient I've clarified as I wouldn't say I changed is the ground turkey. I always use ground all white turkey breast. Yum and lower in fat.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2011
Tropical Salad with Pineapple Vinaigrette
Love this salad, this recipe is a keeper. I used the fresh pineapple but I grilled it before chopping and adding to the salad, if you've never ate grilled fruit you will be surprised at the flavor enhancement. I also cut the oil in half for the dressing. I served this with my ever so famous Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2009
Lion House Wassail
This will be my third year to make this recipe and it receives the best compliments ever. We just love it. I originally found the recipe to make for a warm Holiday punch to sell at a Christmas High School Band Concert, I must admit most people did not know what Wassail was but it has caught on rapidly -- people now ask if we are going to have it.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 29, 2001

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