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Tonya Riley

Tonya Riley
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Living In: Henderson, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Music
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About this Cook
My name is Tonya, and I'm 47. I'm happily married. My husbands name is Melvin, and we have the kind of relationship that's hard to find anymore, praise God. I'm a granny of 4, with twins in the mix. I love being a wife and granny and mom of 2 grown kids. I love my family so much.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a down home girl so my fave things to cook are: fried chicken, mashed potatoes and country fried gravy. Homemade biscuits n gravy. Hocakes, which are a pancake with an egg in the batter to make a bigger, fluffier version of a pancake. Bbq'ed anything. Bbq chicken on the grill, steak, grilled veggies, fried green tomatoes, homemade fried cornbread, My mom's recipe! My Grandma's made from scratch homemade chicken n dumplins and homemade chicken n noodles, all made the old fashioned way with a good old rolling pin. Homemade spagetti, roasts, slow cooker recipes. Homemade apple, and meringue pies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Southern. I grew up watching my mom and my Grandma cook. My Grandma's no longer with us, so anytime I put together a big steaming pot of her homemade chicken n dumplins, I feel that she would be proud of me. I stick with tradition. During the holidays, it's good old fashioned pies n cakes. I love to cook something that makes my family smack their lips and say how delicious it is!
My cooking triumphs
My Grandma's homemade chicken n dumplins are one of my most delicious dishes, as well as her homemade from scratch chicken n noodles. It don't get much better in this life than a bowl of either of those. My kids and grandchildren love my fried chicken, homemade mashed potatoes, my grilled bbq chicken. My husbands always telling anyone who listens that he married a fine cook and beautiful lady. Awwwwwwww!
My cooking tragedies
I don't have one. But my hubby doesn't like macaroni n tomatoes. That's all I have on that one. It's all good!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread
Delicious! Loved it. Wonderful flavors. Thanks for this recipe.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 12, 2012
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