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Living In: Shawnee Mission, Kansas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Gourmet
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Beef Stroganoff
About this Cook
I fell in love with cooking during a trip to Europe 25 years ago. I'd won a contest and the prize was a ten day trip to France, Switzerland and Italy. What an incredible adventure! I fell in love with the food in Italy and when I returned to the States I began watching gourmet cooking shows on our local public TV station. I learned so much from watching Julia Child, Jeff Smith, Martin Yan and others. Twenty five years later and I'm still cooking, and still having adventures with food.
My favorite things to cook
My love for Italian cuisine has not waned, but I also love the challenge of BBQ. You can't live in Kansas City and not love BBQ. My dream is to be part of a competition BBQ team and to compete at the American Royal BBQ Championship.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My maternal grandmother was German, and she was a wonderful cook. Her sauerbraten was incredible. My father's family was Swedish, so I grew up with wonderful foods like lingenberries, limpe bread and pickled herring. Yes, I ate pickled herring as a kid!
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph was preparing all the food for my parent's 50th wedding anniversary, and having the guests compliment me on it. Next was my secret BBQ baby back rib recipe, which my friends beg me to make. Now if I can just make it onto a BBQ team!
My cooking tragedies
Oh, let's not go there! Okay, I'm no baker. I couldn't make a cake if I had to!
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Kettle Corn
Made this recipe just this evening following PABLOJR's wonderful directions. This recipe is faultless and absolutely yummy! It was even better than the kettle corn at the fair because it was so fresh. Make a big batch tonight!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2007
Beef Stroganoff III
I confess that I altered this recipe a bit...but, it was still WONDERFUL! Believe it or not, I turned it into a 30 minute meal by using ground beef instead of chuck roast. It was so easy. I also used yellow onion, since it was what I had on hand. Other than that I followed the recipe. I browned the beef, added the onion and saute'd till tender then added the flour and beef broth. I add the remaining ingredients and the sauce came together in minutes. I served it over noodles and my whole family loved it. They even asked me to put the recipe in our 'Family Favorites' recipe box. Oh, and I didn't add salt at all. The saltiness of the beef broth was perfect. Try this tonight and you'll have dinner on the table in half an hour.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 14, 2006
Outstanding! Absolutely outstanding! My darling hubby has been asking for chicken and dumplings for months. With the weather turning a bit cooler, I decided to give this recipe a try. I was not disappointed, and neither was he. These are absolutely delicious. I used butter rather than margarine and I used two tablespoons rather than one. These were light, fluffy and so tender. I followed the recipe and some of the suggestions by other reviewers. Mix only until incorporated, add to simmering (not boiling) liquid and put a lid on it! Leave the pot alone for the full 15 minutes. This is now our family dumpling recipe. Thank you Carol's Mom.

738 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 1, 2005
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