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Home Town: Clarkston, Michigan, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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Blog...  2 posts
Apr. 30, 2009 7:31 am 
Updated: May 28, 2010 3:49 pm
Each of my grown kids ask me for recipes and/or how-to tips as well.My husband enjoys the variations in our meals, as I try new things to avoid the same-o, same-o.My grandchildren call me their "best" Nana. They love my cooking and baking and have become very helpful in my kitchen. Each one has… MORE
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From The Blog:  NanaMary
Nana after 50 years of high school
About this Cook
Cooking and baking over 50 years. I love impromtu get-togethers with family and friends.
My favorite things to cook
Homemade bread, rolls, cakes, pies, desserts. Poached salmon, crab cakes, lasagna, spaghetti, casseroles, pot roast, turkey with all the trimmings.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Preparing salad, spaghetti, garlic bread for easy family mealtime. Now my grandchildren help as my sou-chefs with all preparations, from setting the table to peeling, slicing, dicing veggies and fruit salad. Roasting turkey, pork or beef for holiday meals with all the trimmings.
My cooking triumphs
Desserts for special occasions.
My cooking tragedies
For our first Thanksgiving in our first home, I baked pumpkin pies that looked really good. I gave one to our neighbor who had been very helpful. As my husband took his first bite of our pie, he grimaced and asked: "What did you do to this pie?" We discovered that I omitted the sugar called for. I immediately ran next door and stated: "Don't eat that, it's terrible". Our neighbors laughed and understood the follies of a young bride. Once when making lasagna without cooking noodles first, the whole thing overcooked and my grandkids still echo: "Don't burn the Lasagna".
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Delicious Egg Salad for Sandwiches
I use 3-4 oz of cream cheese and 2 tbsp of mayo instead of just mayo. Doesn't get runny and the taste/texture is better.

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2012
Quick Chicken Stew
To thicken for "stew-like"quality, mix 2 TBSP cornstarch into some reserved tomato juice and add to pan and continue cooking till gravy-like consistency.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 27, 2009
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Cook the macaroni noodles as directed. Heat milk, add cheese and mix til melted. Then cool about 1/2 cup mixture and add to eggs. This prevents curdling. Return egg mixture to milk/cheese and mix well with macaroni, then place in prepared dish to bake.

23 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 19, 2009
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