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Home Town: Westminster, South Carolina, USA
Living In: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Just a regular gal living in the city with a great guy and a great dog who loves to procrastinate by cooking something delicious and experimenting with new recipes.
My favorite things to cook
I love love love southern food. I come from a line of great southern soul food restaurant owners and cooks, so anything with butter in it is something I'd love to cook.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas breakfast: homemade biscuits, scones, cheese grits, sausage, bacon, liver mush, egg casserole, freshly squeezed OJ, and a yearly surprise dish.
My cooking triumphs
Simple, but I always make awesome salad dressings.
My cooking tragedies
I've never been able to cook a turkey. The white meat is always dry and the dark is always raw.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Emily's Famous Hash Browns
this is now the only way i will make hash browns! i can't believe i've been messing around with just grated potatoes for so long. absolutely delicious. i also added a few sausage crumbles, diced tomatos, and when i flipped them, cheese on top.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2011
Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread
I loved this so much. Huge hit at the St. Patrick's Day pot luck. It's a little sweeter than soda breads I've had in the past, but I thought that just made it better. Didn't change a thing and it came out perfect. Cook time was 50 minutes with checking every 5 minutes the last 20 minutes. Maybe next time I will add a half cup or so of raisins too!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2011
Green Bean Casserole I
Made according to recipe except substituted crispy onions on top instead of stuffing, but I bet stuffing would be great. Next time, I will completely omit the sugar and add a lot of black pepper. Way to sweet for me and my guests.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2011
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