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Melissa Parsons

Melissa Parsons
Home Town: Corbin, Kentucky, USA
Living In: Mount Carroll, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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About this Cook
I learned how to cook from my great-grandmother who use to have quite a table spread that included her famous homemade biscuits. One of my most prized possessions is an old southern church cookbook that she gave me. I was a veterinarian for a few years and liked to adapt meat recipes into vege ones. I am now a meat eater again and like to try different types of foods.
My favorite things to cook
My Lasagna (I hate ricotta cheese and instead use a cream cheese mixture); my biscuits-that I got from the church cookbook; I make a Cheese Ball that was passed down;
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking triumphs
When my husband brags about my food to people...and makes me make them. It makes me feel like I have a "thing" that I make that people love. My mother-in-law was on a strict diet once and I made a yummy fruit salad that she still asks for, even though she isn't on the diet anymore!
My cooking tragedies
I am afraid of yeast. I only use self rising flour. When trying to make something from scratch--I never can get the baking powder/soda/salt formula right.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Maple Roast Turkey and Gravy
I tired this recipe for Thanksgiving this year..and it was WONDERFUL. I changed it a bit because I make turkey breast instead of a whole turkey. I use the baste to make gravy and to add to my stuffing. My family loved it so much we had the same for Christmas. This will be used many times in my kitchen!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2008

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