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Home Town: Semmes, Al, Alabama, USA
Living In: Semmes, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I'm a home-based medical transcriptionist. My husband also works from home--and we still get along. We have 6 children between us--my 2, his 3, and 1 who is no relation to us but we claim as "ours" and eats all his meals here. The kids are now old enough to be grown--if you have children in their 20's you know exactly what I'm talking about. We have one grandson and one on the way. Let the good times roll!
My favorite things to cook
I'm a real meat and potatoes girl. Ironically, now that my kids are grown, and there are fewer mouths to feed, I have time and the inclination to be a bit more adventuresome in the kitchen. I love a decadent sauce on a good cut of meat.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a family recipe for what we call brown stewed chicken that dates back to at least my great-grandmother. It's a simple dutch oven meal that consists of browning the floured chicken in butter, adding water and popping in the oven on about 325 for about 1-1/2 hour. With mashed potatoes or a yellow rice and veggies on the side, this is the quintessential Sunday dinner. It's comfort food that never fails to soothe my soul.
My cooking triumphs
Long ago at the tender age of 8, I prepared my first solo meal--albeit with a couple of calls to my mother who was at work at the time. I don't remember the sides, but I prepared a meat loaf, which was--believe it or not--not only edible but quite good. All these 40+ years later I still consider that my biggest triumph--the little 8-year-old girl on her own in the kitchen.
My cooking tragedies
Actually it was quite recently....I decided that I would turn a sheet cake into a three-layer cake. This was to be a peanut butter filled, chocolate iced cake....BUT I didn't let the cake cool quite long enough and the layers started to slide. My husband captured on video the ultimate demise of this cake and my pants-wetting laughter in the process. BTW, the cake was delicious. :)
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Golden Pork Chops
The pork chops were so tender. I omitted the salt and pepper (accidentally) the second time I prepared this dish, and the soup had enough salt to allow for this omission.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 7, 2010
Meatball Nirvana
These are DIVINE! I actually use 1/2 lb ground beef and 1/2 lb ground pork. But that was the only change, and these are the best meatballs I've ever eaten.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2010
Mom's Stovetop Pork Ribs
A delicious blending of flavors! But, I also cut the soy sauce to 1/4 c. This was a huge hit at my house. I'll make this again and again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 27, 2010

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