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Home Town: Berwick, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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God has wings
Keith and my d-in law Yvonne
My first born Keith
About this Cook
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, now living in coastal SC and lovin it! I love to read, write, and experiment in the kitchen. I now have an 8 month old grand-daughter in the home and look forward to family meals again!
My favorite things to cook
I love to do pastas with every kind of sauce I can find or create. When I was raising my 2 sons and working the crock-pot was my best friend. I still break it out every month or so...in fact I have a turkey breast going in it right now!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I guess it would have to be just all sitting around the table on a Sunday evening after a long week, to a good home cooked meal. There were 6 kids in my family so growing up both of my parents had to work. They worked opposite shifts because they could not afford a sitter for 6 kids! So the only time I felt like we had a "real" family like the neighbors was Sunday, when my mom spent all morning in the kitchen and we all sat down to eat..8 of us! lol
My cooking triumphs
When I was about 12 yrs old I saw a picture of a "bunny cake" in a magazine with directions. it was nothing special, just a box cake mix, but I thought the bunny was adorable...soooo.I gathered the ingredients...sat at the table and re-read the directions a dozen times. After the cakes (2 round pans) were baked and cooled, I took a big piece of cardboard from a box and covered it in foil, (at the time I thought I was a genius)! I then proceeded with my tongue hanging out in fierce concentration, to decorate the cake. It turned out just like the picture! fluffy coconut fur, jellybean eyes, and shoelace licorice for the whiskers! I was so proud!
My cooking tragedies
My first husband was polish and his grand-mother had a lot of great traditional recipes, one of his favorite was potato pancakes. I was 19 yrs old and knew my way around the kitchen very well, but had no idea how to make them. One day I asked her, and in her broken English she explained. Well what I lost somewhere in the translation is that I was to use grated, RAW potatoes. I used the only potatoes I could think of that could be shaped and formed into patties, mashed potatoes! Also my mother did not make alot of fried foods at home, so I did not know the oil was suppose to be hot first. Something I think his Grand-ma just assumed I knew. Well what I ended up with is something my husband referred to the rest of our marriage as "oily wads" ewwww!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Grandma's Corn Pudding
***NOTE Video...if you watch the video for this recipe,"Recipes in Motion", the presenter only adds one, that's, "1", can of creamed corn...This is basically my Grammy's recipe, but with a pinch of salt, and tsp of vanilla added,...3 eggs instead of 5, and heavy cream or even Half n Half in a pinch, instead of milk...IF you make it with ONE can of both corn and creamed corn, it will be much more "cake like" in consistency...NOT DRY, but "SET"...This is a fantastic recipe, So I gave it 5 stars because in my opinion, it would be wrong of me to bring down the overall rating of this recipe, when I didn't even try it, BUT, it is also JUST MY OPINION that if you use regular milk, and 2 cans of creamed corn, as written, it will be soupy....I could be wrong, but just wanted to give y'all a heads up...WATCH THE VIDEO...

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2014
Daddy's Fried Corn and Onions
If you don't have frsh corn, don't use the tasteless canned corn. I buy the steamfresh corn. I slowly carmelize the onion, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, and some slat and pepper in the pan while the corn is steaming in the microwave. About 20 minutes later, once the onion is golden and translucent, I stir in the corn. DELISH!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 8, 2012
Egg in a Boat
I have been making this for 30 plus years! We always called it EGG ON AN ISLAND. When my boys were little one liked dippy and one liked fried hard....so I always flipped one of them to harden the yolk. I can remember making saturday mornings a fun game with this breakfast. One way wasI would strategically place diced potatoes aroud on the plate, just a few. Then I would lay the Egg On An Island off t the side of the plate. The I would take 1 strip of Morningstar Farms Imitation soy bacon and cut it in to 3 sections. They were the boats. My boys had to take their fork and push the boats to the island with out bumping a potatoe. Everytime they touched a potatoe they had to take a bite of the boat and a bite of the Island and eat the potatoe they bumped. The idea was to get a boat to the island before the boats or island was all gobbled up. Once they acomplished that, they got to pick the treat of choices I selected to finish breakfast with. Sometimes it was fruit, but sometimes it was the park or the pool, or shopping for a $3.00 toy or a cartoon movie VHS rental at our local video store. Anyway the breakfast was always ice cold till we were done but they always it it all and had a good time......I loved doing stuff like that with my boys, and hope to be doing it soon with my 19 month old grand-daughter. Thanks for bringing back the memories.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 28, 2011
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