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Home Town: Cornelia, Georgia, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Fishing, Reading Books, Genealogy
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About this Cook
The main theme in my life is family; espescially the 3 year old grandson. Both my husband and I are retired, love to travel some, keep the grandson, camping, fishing, family get to gathers. We always stay busy.
My favorite things to cook
As the years go by my cooking has changed. Now it is just the 2 of us we cook quick easy foods most of the time. In the past I cooked for large groups and family members and loved every minute. Now we like salads, quick Italian dishes, Mexican and stir fry as some of our favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For as long as I can remember homemade noodles were made at Thanksgiving using the broth of the turkey. My grandmother always let me string out the noodles after she rolled and cut them. After she passed my Mother was the one who always made the noodles that everyone loved. Now I make the noodles. From the time babies are eating in this family they all love noodles, a tradition I hope my daughter continues.
My cooking triumphs
My Mother always made a chocolate pound cake (or white) that everyone wanted at any gathering. Baking was never my thing, something always happened. I found her recipe in an old book after she passed and a month ago I finally tried it. To my surprise it was just as I remembered - terrific! Moist and yummy. A simple recipe but always thought mine was not as good. It was.
My cooking tragedies
As I said above baking was and is not my best cooking effort. Shortly after I was married, almost 40 years ago, I decided to make a sponge cake for my husband. After it was all done the cake was just not right! It was so heavy and terrible my husband said I could have used it for a door stop! I have heard that story for all my married life. However, it was lemon pies that kept him coming back to begin with!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Famous Butter Chicken
This recipe is so easy, and oh so good! It's moist, tender and just what my husband likes. I haven't made any changes except for a small sprinkle of red pepper since we like spicey food. I serve it with yellow rice and a green vegetable. Try it you will love it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2014
Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Macaroni Salad
I'm not a big fan of macaroni salads but my husband is so when I saw this recipe I made it for him. It is now one of both our favorites. He went back for seconds, big seconds, and I thought I would have some left for later. After his lunch today I'm not sure. The flavors are right on. The only thing we added was a little more salt and course ground black pepper. I also used a Vidalia onion instead of green onions which I didn't have. As the saying goes...Try it you'll love it!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 21, 2013
Classic Macaroni Salad
We love this recipe. A touch of sweet, tart, and a dash of mustard. The rating of 5 stars is right on. I did not change a thing, like to try recipes as they are and see if I want to change. I wanted it just as it was. Will be using this one a lot.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 14, 2013

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