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Home Town: New Castle, Indiana, USA
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Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Painting/Drawing
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Jeri Gooding
About this Cook
I taught high school Family and Consumer Sciences for nearly 30 years. We have a fantastic blended family who have been my best critics and my biggest fans. We have certain family recipes that everyone loves and makes with fond memories. For Mother's Day this year, I made cookbooks for all the families with over 300 recipes from their pasts. I included flash drives of the cookbook so they can add recipes, change recipes, etc. The grandchildren have given cooking a whole new perspective. They eat healthier than our children did. Biscuits and gravy is one of my favorite meals. But most of the grandchildren turn their noses up at that. Since it's not so healthy, that's fine. We tend to equate food and cooking with love. And I love to cook for those I love!!!
My favorite things to cook
Appetizers are my favorite things to cook and eat. We usually make our Christmas Eve a meal of appetizers and do our large meal on Christmas Day. I enjoy cooking soups and casseroles. My elderly parents live just down the street, so I cook a lot for them. I cut carbs when I can since my Dad is diabetic. One of my sons-in-law says I put cheese or gravy on most things I cook. I try not to, but the Kentucky influence of my parents is very evident in my cooking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have scrambled egg casserole and hash brown casserole every Christmas morning. I make Texas Trash (a spicy Chex mix) two times a year and it is a treat!
My cooking triumphs
I love to share recipes. It is a compliment when someone asks for a recipe for a dish I have made.
My cooking tragedies
I cooked my first turkey with all the giblets still in a little package inside. But, it turned out pretty well in spite of that!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Cream Soup Base
This is a great base for any number of cream soups. Just add left over veggies, canned veggies, etc. You are only limited by your imagination. I sauteed' onion, garlic and celery and added to the basic soup. Microwaved several potatoes and mixed those in. I added more milk for consistency, but it was wonderful.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 6, 2011
Feta and Bacon Stuffed Chicken with Onion Mashed Potatoes
This is definitely worth the effort it takes to make it!!! The flavors of the bacon, feta and chicken blend so wonderfully. The chicken breasts I used were quite large so I cut them in half and it still worked well. Love, love this and have sent it to several relatives for them to enjoy also!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 8, 2011
Oregon Salmon Patties
Love the taste but had to make major modifications to make them hold shape. I added all the cracker crumbs to the mixture and still had to add 1/4 cup of flour to make them into patties. Didn't coat with crumbs, but they were good anyway.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2011

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