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Home Town: Marion, Indiana, USA
Living In: Claypool, Indiana, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Hunting, Photography
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About this Cook
I'm an empty nester that loves cooking for my family when they come around!
My favorite things to cook
Family style meals - open fire cooking - entertaining foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Egg casserole on Christmas Morning...Everyone loves my Fresh Salsa in the summer .... and a big ole' pot of chili in the cast iron dutch oven over a slow burning fire at the end of the summer season when the nights start to chill.
My cooking triumphs
I love to entertain for large groups - 100+ I have always done all the cooking myself...
My cooking tragedies
When I married my first husband, one of my first cooking experiences was ham and beans.... I put a 5# bag of great northern beans in a single crock pot. I'm sure he still laughs about it. When he came home from work - every cup, bowl and container in the house was filled with beans.
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Boston Baked Beans
My family requested 'vegetarian' baked beans for Easter. I made this recipe and omitted the bacon. I know this would be amazing WITH the bacon - but these beans are so good, that honestly, I didn't miss the bacon either. Excellent!!!

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2012
Simple Whole Roasted Chicken
Very simple, delicious recipe. I made this as a one pot meal and added baby carrots and new potatoes. The vegetables were delicious too! Recipe took longer (about 20 additional minutes) to cook to even reach 165 degrees. I baked in LeCreuset casserole and clean up was easy. One comment indicate that there wasn't enough pan drippings - I ended up with 1 1/2 cups remaining. I fixed the Chimichurri sauce as others recommended - and while I loved that sauce, the flavor of this roasted chicken stands alone and doesn't need the Chimichurri.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 3, 2008
Turkey Pot Pie I
EASY ... and DELICIOUS!!! I used canned POTATOES and added frozen peas.... consistancy was perfect! We love this!!! It freezes well too! EVEN EASIER VERSION - I sauted small onion in butter, added sliced/drained canned potatoes - sliced canned carrots, 1 cube bullion & 1 or 2 tsp Poultry seasoning. I then added 2C milk and 1 package of McCormicks Country Gravy - allowed gravy to thicken then added the turkey. I left it all in my cast iron skillet and topped with a ready made pie crust. FAST FAST FAST & EASY EASY EASY - DELICIOUS very close to the original version of the recipe!!!!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 29, 2007

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