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Home Town: Missoula, Montana, USA
Living In: Hermiston, Oregon, USA
Member Since: May 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Blossom and the daisies
About this Cook
Retired from the military and living on a "farm-ette" in northeastern Oregon. We've had English Pointer bird dogs for over 30 years, with the last several being "pre-owned" or rescue dogs. They keep me exercised and serve as my least critical culinary experts while I'm in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
The older I get, the less I like spending hours and hours in the kitchen. My favorite recipes are are increasingly those that are easy. Unfortunately, I don't always end up keeping it simple.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It seems all the old family favorites have been retired in favor of lower fat, lower calorie and simpler food. I still do some of the holiday favorites, and am generally selected to do anything baked, especially pies. Mom, Grandma and Sis were all very capable bakers, so I guess I'm carrying on that tradition.
My cooking triumphs
Bread...homemade bread. Not the kind from a bread machine, but the old-fashioned, knead-10-minutes kind. I just enjoy the process almost as much as I enjoy the results. Homemade bread usually goes with one of my many recipes for homemade soup, which is a good excuse for having bread for a meal.
My cooking tragedies
Cornish pasties. The first time I made them as a young bride, I didn't know how to make pie crust. I was the kid that didn't have much interest in cooking, but had watched Mom make her most excellent pie crust. I did consult her via phone before making the pasties. She said it was hard to use too much shortening in pie crust; so just to be safe, I added extra. It was too much. The pasties were a greasy, crumbly mess. We ate out that night.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Honey Mustard Dressing II
Holy moley...good stuff!! Wonderful on a salad, and divine on a ham sandwich. This is one of those dressings one wants to try on everything. Try it, you'll like it.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2011
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies
I've been making these for several years now. They're quick and reliable and yummy even several days after baking, if they last that long. I always roll the dough up in waxed paper or plastic, chill for a few minutes and cut them off the roll instead of dropping by spoonfuls onto the cookie sheet. This makes for nice uniform cookies. The recipe itself is wonderful as it's written, so throw out your other PB oatmeal cookie recipes and go with this one. You won't be sorry.

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2011
Dill Pickle Meatloaf
Hubs is meatloaf-resistant after a couple decades of military mystery-meatloaf; so any meatloaf recipe that can pass muster for him is a keeper. I made it as written, and he had seconds. Need I say more?

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2011

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