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About this Cook
Have enjoyed creating dishes since about 5 years of age when parents encouraged my interest in cooking with a real, electric miniature stove. Amazing how many dishes can be created from bread, peanut butter, apples, and graham crackers. :-) Now retired with more discretionary time and I delight in preparing delicious meals for my loving wife, family and friends. Years of arthritis and bad back forced me to focus on quick-prep dishes to minimize time on my feet. Now that I have a new lease on life with a new lumbar I can spend more time on my feet and expand my repertoire.
My favorite things to cook
Anything simple, fresh, quick and tasty.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Very few long lasting traditions - love to try new things. Make a pot of veggie soup each week to enjoy for lunches - about 20 veggies and herbs. Great way to get vitamins and good nutrition and fiber.
My cooking triumphs
Too many to count, according to those who eat my creations.
My cooking tragedies
Trying to save money in college with my grandmother's depression-era cookbook. Peanut butter bean casserole and boiled beef kidney. OMG they were awful. Had to clear out of our little housetrailer while the stench of the boiled kidney dissipated.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Artichoke Chicken
Excellent, unique flavor. Moist chicken. Definite crowd pleaser. Very easy and quick to prepare. Finished in the broiler for a couple minutes to add a bit of brown - must watch carefully to avoid burning.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 30, 2010
Microwave Apple Crisp
Quick, fresh and delicious dessert. I used 3 large tasty honey crisp apples and only about 1/2 of the topping. Didn't peel the apples for health and ease which adds texture. Could easily substitute Equal or other artificial sugar. Nuked for 11 minutes which was just about right, just a little mushy. Caution: everyone's creations and microwaves are different, so start checking at 7 minutes or less.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2010
Too Much Chocolate Cake
Absolutely decadently scrumptious. Best chocolate cake I've made by a wide margin. Drenched with Satiny Choc Glaze from the site, and added chopped pecans and sprinkle of powdered sugar. Served with vanilla ice cream.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 23, 2010

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