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Living In: Gadsden, Alabama, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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Nana and Kadry having fun in Florida at Spring break
About this Cook
I have a blended family of 5 adult children with 8 grandchildren. We are an active family, lots of travel and activities. I love spending time with my grandchildren and planning special time with them.
My favorite things to cook
All things Italian, med, stir frys, good sauces, use a pressure cooker a lot and make interested combinations with good cuts of meat. I love good pasta dishes with good italian sauces. Also like mexican dishes and play around with stirfries with asian flair.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern Cooking. My grandmother was a wonderful cook and handed down traditional dishes that we all still make at all holidays. Cornbread sage dressing, chicken & dumplings, great fried chicken, cobblers, homemade jellies, jams and pickles. The best tomatoe sauce I have ever eaten. We can over 100 quarts each summer. Alabama tomatoes are the best!
My cooking triumphs
Friends and familes are always stating that I am the best cook and that everything I cook taste special. I think it is because I am creative and bold with herbs and spices and make dishes with a lot of flavor. I use a lot of fresh garlic, onion, and grown fresh herbs in the summer, dry them and sue them all year.
My cooking tragedies
I was about to fry fish one Sunday and left the oil heating to answer the telephone. When I returned to the kitchen smoke was rolling from the iron skillet and blazed to the ceiling as I walked back into the kitchen. I poured table salt onto the fire and it put it out right away with a lot of smoke and discomfort before it was back to normal
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Jo-Ann's Power Bars
I am so....glad to find this recipe. I was recently in Canton Ohio on business and we ordered lunch from a neat health conscience resturant that had Power Balls. We had them and they were wonderful....this sounds as it could be the same thing and I will make them today. Thank you.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 30, 2012
Roasted Okra
This is an excellent way to prepare okra. I just recently roasted okra to help my mom with favorite foods as she is a diabetic. I roasted mine longer than the recipe calls for to dry it out and then continued to roast until it was crisp, propably 40 minutes total. I had a complete bread pan full and when I took it up it looked and tasted like fried okra, it was awesome!!

102 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2011
Homemade Peanut Butter
I just made the homemade peanut butter and is was so easy and taste awesome!! I made a couple of changes 1. I used canola oil and 2. I added a tablespoon of honey. I put everything in the blender an let it go. It looks as creamy and smooth as store bought and taste so much better. I used no salt roasted peanuts and it was still so good.

15 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 2, 2011

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