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Am & Ad's Gram


Am & Ad's Gram
 
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Placerville, California, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Jan. 17, 2012 12:59 pm 
Updated: Jan. 24, 2012 2:22 pm
I'm in the third week of my liquid perscription of calcium after my diagnosis of hypocalcemia, doing better, but still got other low ratings. My metabolism has always been troublesome,after a bout with cancer it smoothed out some, and I leveled out in weight. After the parathyroid removals… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I've loved cooking for as long as I can remember,at least 63 yrs. I'm not saying they LET me cook then, I was 3 then, but I didi what my Nanny let me when we went to Chicago to visit, seems I remember sqeezing Ojuice. By 7th grade I was pretty well doing the simple cooking, mom worked, dad was out to sea a lot.Later, when I was married I found I could cook pretty accurately w/o measuring, and did thid successfully for many years.After quite a few illnesses and passing yrs, and faiures, I pretty much use measurins tools again. I joined AR to help get new ideas for recipes I can adjust for budgets variety and ease of preparation to accomadate low income, handicaped and mentally ill persons. I already have shared some of my recipes and prepared items with some of the folks. The response was very encouraging. At the end of garden time, wer'e hoping to use some of the produce for cookinc, more AR recipes!! I hope get my photographer grandaughter to do me some pics, as I am computer illetera
My favorite things to cook
Yeast breads, dessert breads soups, stews,stir fry,all types beans,specialty puddings. omlettes, friut butters,vegetarian specialties.
My favorite family cooking traditions
homemade spagetti sauce from scratch Oxtail soup My Nanny made great beef stroganoff from scratch, squeezed fresh orange each morning,fresh coffee,cooled on the balcony of the hotel where they lived in Chicago,I loved it I'm very persnickity about my coffee to this day,
My cooking triumphs
My husband pretty much likes it all.I think that's because he told me when we first started dating 35 years ago when he was coming to visit for dinner that it would'nt bother him if I burned the roast, his mother often did that,saying it probably was going to rain. I've tried not to burn any thing.
My cooking tragedies
5 lemon merangue pies flopped,had to throw all of them away, reall, so no one would know(was only 9 or 10) various moldy forgotten foods in the refridgerator, coconut too old in the granola, also assorted nutS not blanched either, not flavorful
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Healthier Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
I really liked this recipe. I only had freshly cooked pumpkin, sour cream, sour milk, and apple sauce to sub, which made it come out more like pie which I liked, but I will make it the way it's presented next time, as I think both will be grrreat, thanks!

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 2, 2012
Beth's Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
I read many of the reviews and was impressed, so pressed on , but need to leave out the butter, adding homemade nonfat yogurt and homemade applebutter. No cinnamon,but nutmeg allspice and cardamon. I also found that the 9lbs of quick oatmeal a friend of mine gave me madeexcellent chewy cookies, as my neighbor kids all came back for more and my husband was afraid I was robbing him of his fair share when I was taking some to others.I assurred him I had made a double double batch, placing some in the freezer. This is a bettet breakfast bar, and not too difficult to concoct,thanks, Beth.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 22, 2012
Apple, Carrot, Or Zucchini Cake
I really like this recipe! I had been looking for quick bread recipes and stumbled on this. Several reasons why I find it great.I had all 3 ingredients frozen sepratley in my freezer from last summer, needing to be used. Also, this made such a tasty, healthy snack for my volunteer work at the mental wellness center. I also used Spelt flour, Pistachio and Pecan nuts needing to be used and raisons.My carrots were grated last Fall so they added to the texture quite nicely, the apples were also a thickened chuncky sauce as I did a lot of fuits that way last year. I call this recipe my "Clean Out The Freezer Tea Cake"

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2010
 
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