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Chris K in Wisconsin


Chris K in Wisconsin
 
Home Town: Cary, Illinois, USA
Living In: Sauk City, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books
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The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
Baking Nana's French Bread w/ Kitchenaid
About this Cook
I am retired! A dream come true. I was a Trainer at a Health Insurance Co for 19 years and for 14 years before that I was a store sec/ Trainer for Sears. My husband is also retired. He was a Middle School Music teacher and he taught in his home town for 36 years, which is also where we live, actually in the house his parents built and where he grew up. He still does subbing for the school district and announces all of the HS football and many HS BB games. He is also the choir director and organist at our UCC church in town. We have 2 children who are both married. Our daughter lives in the Richmond, VA area and is a Public school Principal. Our son is a Project Mgr for an IT company in Madison. No grandchildren yet..... But 3 grand-dogs! We also have 3 cats and 2 Greyhounds that keep us very busy. I am so happy to be home full time and loving the opportunity to cook and bake and garden. Email is kahns@charter.net pls put AR in the subj line. Thx!
My favorite things to cook
Home cooked basic comfort food meals. Trying to do most from scratch to be able to control what goes into the "pot". Love to bake, also. But, with just 2 of us now, that can be dangerous...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Polish & German heritage, so many of those traditional dishes. Love to bake many batches of cookies at Christmas!
My cooking triumphs
My very first Prime Rib this past NYE. It was amazing!! When we spent $44 on it for just the 2 of us, I knew it had to be!
My cooking tragedies
The first Thanksgiving my husband ate at our house, he loved my Mom's sweet potatoes. Very simple,,,, butter and salt and brown sugar. We were still in college, and I decided one evening to surprise him and make them for him. I had them in the pan w/ the butter (I think it was likely margarine back then as we were poor college kids), added some salt and brown sugar. They got syruppy (?) so I proudly served them. He took a bite and just looked at me. He said, "they seem kind of hard". I called my Mom to see what I could possibly have done wrong as I had watched her make them several times. I guess the part I never had seen was when she boiled them BEFORE putting them in the pan w/ the butter, salt, and brown sugar. I have learned and they are much better when cooked!!!
Recipe Reviews 48 reviews
Simple Hamburger Stroganoff
Made this for dinner this eve for the 2 of us. I had a bag of frozen meatballs I had purchased and thought it would work. It was great! I did read other reviews and cut the cream cheese to about 1/2, added some onion, and I only used one can of cream of mushroom soup. Everything else I did per the recipe. Very good and there are leftovers! Yay!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2014
Camp Cornbread
This is really good. I have made it without the sugar also (not on purpose, just forgot it), and it is just as good. So I don't know if it truly needs 1/2 cup... regardless, it is good either way. I usually make it in a pan a bit smaller than 9x13 so it is a bit "higher" when it is cut. I have made this many times, just realized I had not rated it. Yumm!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 24, 2013
Tater Tot Bake
For some reason, all I could think about today was a Tater Tot casserole. Haven't made one in about 20 years!! Used this recipe plus the reviews as my base. As many others did, I used the entire bag of Tater Tots. Also, to the ground beef mixture, instead of milk, I subbed sour cream. Gave it a great taste! Also added a can of creamed corn and 1/2 of the Tater Tots and mixed all of that really well. Poured that in the casserole dish then put about a cup of cheese and then the rest of the TT's. Baked about 35 minutes, and then added the rest of the chees for the last 5-8 minutes or so. It was SO good. When my husb walked in he asked what smelled so good and then kind of yelled and chuckled when he saw it! We both said it had been way too many years since we had this great dish!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 11, 2012
 
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