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Living In: Missouri, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Music, Genealogy
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Northern Flicker
About this Cook
I am the owner of the Adams Restaurant. When my kids were little they would want to eat out and I would say. Hey how about the Adams Restaurant, yes they would say where is it? At home I would say. The thing is they fell for it everytime.
My favorite things to cook
I tend to stick with traditional meals. I am not to keen on fish or mushrooms.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving dinners are traditional. Christmas dinners are not. Each year we make something different less formal. I ask everyone what the want and we collectively then decide from all the suggestions. We do this so we can spend more time together visiting then spending the whole time at the stove.
My cooking triumphs
The very first turkey I cooked.
My cooking tragedies
I was to make a pot of beans for dinner. I forgot to soak the beans earier. Needless to say some of the beans were still a little hard when we sat down.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Grandma's Old Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
Like all cooks we use recipes as a base. I added a couple of spices to the sauce and deleted the pigs feet. I did use the pork neck bones. I did not leave to whole bones in the sauce. I pulled off the meat added the meat back to the sauce and gave the bones to the dogs. For the meatballs instead of the bread soaked in water I used dry bread crumbs. I cooked it a day ahead of time so the flavors would have time meld together. I also could not find ground veal at the store so instead I used more pork (really italian saugage) for more added flavor and ground hamburger to make up for the pound of veal that i did not have. I was serving 10 people and use one pound of thin spaghetti. I had plenty of sauce and meatballs left over to freeze and kept some meatballs and sauce to make sub sandwiches with. My overall rating is I think it turned out nicely with my own cooking techinques and touch. I served with a salad and buttered bread.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 5, 2011

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