GngrCarol Profile - (11008000)

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Home Town: Petersburg, Virginia, USA
Living In: Just Outside Petersburg In Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Sunrise Reflected on Beach, VA Beach, VA
One happy cook! :-)
About this Cook
When this picture was taken, I was sitting outside on the balcony of the hotel with my two best friends - my sister & my other best friend, watching the sunrise, both amazing cooks. The only thing better than seeing the sunrise is seeing the smiles on the faces when I've cooked for my family & friends and they enjoyed the meal. It's so rewarding to cook for people I love -- especially since cooking is one of my favorite things to do. And I can test new recipes and they love being the test subjects! Passing down recipes & pictures is one way we keep our family's memories of our journey through life alive. Ours was a military family and we moved around a good deal. We were blessed to live in Virginia, Maryland, Alaska, North Carolina, Germany, and Texas - and we traveled to see many friends made during our years as a military family. Great friends were made & recipes exchanged as we moved around for over 20 years. And all those received after we settled here in the Commonwealth of V
My favorite things to cook
Anything baked - love it! And the good comfort foods I remember from my childhood. Of course Italian and Mexican are great. My very favorite is southern cooking - taking those great recipes and adding my twist or if I'm feeling nostalgic, just like Grandma, Mom, aunts prepared it. :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
This would be any holiday. Bake the Virginia ham, roast the turkey & make all the side dishes and desserts. Sticking with traditional foods our family always has at the time. I bake a lot to give as gifts and make fudge at Christmas. I always make my pumpkin, pecan, & sweet potato pies with Grandma's brandy.
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving dinner for 26 in a two-bedroom apartment in Germany. What a day and what a memory. I worked all day and all night before and then had all the soldiers there helping that morning - watching them learn to mince and chop was interesting. Best dressing they'd had in their lives because they made it. This was definitely a triumph. Anything I cook - or teach someone else to cook - for another person's enjoyment is a triumph for me.
My cooking tragedies
LOL! When I made spinach lasagna for dinner and told my children that I'd eat some first and show them that it was good. Then I took a bite - and I looked at them and said, "Okay, give me the telephone, kids, we're ordering pizza." It was horrible!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Baked Omelet Squares
Great! Made this for dinner. My son wanted scrambled eggs and then I saw this so made it. I used green peppers instead of the jalapeno peppers and some chopped honey ham I had in the freezer; I sauteed both of these with the onions. Then I followed the recipe until the eggs were added. Once they were in the dish, I gently sprinkled about 1/4 grated Colby Jack cheese & some chopped Roma tomatoes on top. He loved it! Thanks so much for posting the recipe. (Oh! I halved the recipe as it was only two of us, for the whole thing, use 1/2 cup cheese on top.)

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Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2011
Orange Balls II
These are delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe. When I made my second batch, I used my grandmother's cooking secret -- I added a shot of brandy to the mixture. The brandy enhances the flavor - myself, my family, and my friends loved them.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 21, 2009
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