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Home Town: Hillsboro, Oregon, USA
Living In: Princeton, Oregon, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Ham and Green Bean Casserole
About this Cook
Ranch & raise alfalfa in rural SE Oregon. Horses, dogs, cows & lots of irrigation.
My favorite things to cook
We like things that taste good and are filling...and fairly easy and quick to prepare. That's not askin' too much is it?
My favorite family cooking traditions
Fall and winter leave me time to enjoy some baking and making dinners that take a lil' more time to prepare. The slow cooker is my best friend.
My cooking tragedies
Note to self: Hot Picante Sauce is not the same as Pace Picante Sauce!
Recipe Reviews 137 reviews
Bacon and Potato Soup
Duh people...this isn't milky and creamy because there isn't any MILK in the ingredient list!! OK, rant over. This soup's ingredient list is perfect as written!!!!!!! I changed the procedure a little bit: I cut the raw bacon into small pieces before frying them in the pan; drained on paper towel. Then I removed all but about 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat and sauteed the veggies in the fat then added the potatoes, stock & pepper. I let the soup simmer for about 45 minutes then used my immersible blender to make it a little smoother, but I did leave a fair amount of potato and carrot pieces. Then I added the bacon pieces. I served it into bowls with cheese on the side to add on the top of the soup. NO salt was added, and I used Knorr Chicken Stock...which was not low-salt. Next time I would use a low-salt stock or broth as the husband and I agreed that it was a bit salty (my own fault). The recipe is a keeper...thank you!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 29, 2015
Kalua Pig in a Slow Cooker
Definitely a keeper!! My roast was probably 4 1/2 to 5 lb boneless. My little town didn't have Hawaiian sea salt, so I used Real Salt (mined out of Utah; see Delicious!! Done in 14 hours on low...turning 3 times. I then removed the roast to a large bowl to shred and remove fat pieces. The juice was put into a bowl and set in the freezer where the fat separated from the juice and was easily removed. The shredded pork and fat-free juice were put back into the slow cooker and simmered for another two hours then set to warm until dinner. Fantastic dinner...served on buns with BBQ sauce on the side with Chinese Cabbage Salad I from this site.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 27, 2015
Roasted Potatoes with Greens
Absolutely delicious!! I decided to use one pan; the cast iron skillet. So, I browned the potatoes and garlic (had to add onion, because we have to have onion with potatoes!) in the butter. Then added the rosemary, salt and pepper. Stuck it in the oven, uncovered, for 25 minutes. Then added in the spinach and baked for another 5 minutes. Just excellent with grilled steaks and grilled cabbage! There was enough for steak, potatoes and eggs the next morning too!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2015

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