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Alwaysreading Jo

Alwaysreading Jo
Home Town: Nebraska, USA
Living In: Nebraska, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Camping, Walking, Music, Genealogy
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Wyoming Flower
About this Cook
I live in a small rural town in western Nebraksa. I live with my teenage daughter and work full time. I enjoy cooking, but because I work full-time and evenings 2-3 times a week, I like quick and easy.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, but unfortunately, I also end up eating it all myself, so I don't bake often. I like to try new things, and new ways of cooking. I love to make single dish meals, not necessarily a casserole, but things that can be cooked in the same pot.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As I was growing up we ate fairly plain foods--basic mid-west diet. Meat and potatoes at every meal and some kind of vegetable usually green beans, corn, or peas. Lots of vegetable beef soup and chili in the winter.
My cooking triumphs
I love adjusting old recipes and making them even better than before--one of my favorites: Jo's Clam Chowder. I also cook on a limited budget, so I really get a kick out of coming up with something that tastes good, is good for you, and is inexpensive.
My cooking tragedies
Thank God for Betty Crocker 40th Anniversary Cook book. I bought it about a year after I married. Before that, I made the nastiest gravy ever made. I learned how to make a white sauce, and since then gravies and sauces have been easy, tasty and sucessful.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Mexican Pecan Cookies
These are also traditional cookies in my family, too. I had lost the recipe and couldn't find it--so glad to find it here. Thanks so much!

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2010
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
I omitted the nuts and added 1 cup of peanut butter chips. Yummy.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2010

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