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Valerie B

Valerie B
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Living In: Ontario, California, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2000
Cooking Level: Not Rated
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
I like to make homey, comforting food for my family. I like to make meatloaf, smothered pork chops,pot roast, homemade mashed potatoes, biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I'm from Southern California, but my cooking heart seems to have come from the South.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I make chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes, just like my Mom and Grandma made. I use frozen Grandma's egg noodles, they taste just like my Mom's homemade ones. Filling, but so good on a cold day. I make rolled cut out sugar cookies at Christmas. We all decorate them with frosting, candies, and sprinkles. My son-in-law helped us for the first time last year and did a great job. I can't wait for the grandkids to help me like I helped my grandma.
My cooking triumphs
People seem to like my cooking. My husband says I have a knack for seasoning things well, and that I can make all different types of foods that people really like.
My cooking tragedies
I made a baked chicken with mango chutney, currey, and raisins. They HATED it. My husband wouldn't even eat it when I scraped the sauce off. He said it smelled.
Recipe Reviews 12 reviews
Mom's Pie Crust
Good flavor, very easy to make and roll out. Handled well. I think I over processed the dough in my mixer which made it a little tougher than I hoped, but that was my fault. I will use this recipe again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 1, 2009
Gourmet Root Beer Float
Love root beer floats! Another float that is delicious is lemon lime soda with lime sherbet, or really any sherbet flavor with a clear soda. So refreshing in the summer!

8 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2008
Sugar Cookie Frosting
This looked great and piped easily. I used half butter and half butter flavored shortening. They only problem I had was we piped on top of a powdered sugar, milk glaze that was spread on the cookies first. Some of the decoration broke off when stacked, but maybe it was still too soft when packaged. I will use this recipe again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2006
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