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Living In: Ozarks, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Apr. 2011
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Reading Books, Charity Work
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  • Gyoza
  • Gyoza  
    By: Mersi
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About this Cook
I began cooking when I first got married and realized I didn't know how to cook. :) When my kids came along, I realized I love producing intoxicating aromas for my family to remember me by. Do you know what it's like to smell cookies or a roast and be transported in time back to you mother or grandmothers kitchen? I hope my family has a lot of fond cooking memories of me.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a sponge and I love learning new things. from tortillas to egg noodles. I think if I can make it, it's got to be better than store bought. I've discovered I have a passion for eating off the land. I love learning about edible plants that grow here and using all of the game we get from crawfish to venison.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Birthday parties hands down. It's the one day of the year the focus is on (usually) one individual, you can customize everything according to what they like and it can vary greatly year to year. A great homemade birthday dinner is a gift in itself, something your loved one will remember long after they've outgrown their gifts. I really enjoy teaching my daughter.
My cooking triumphs
My first ever homemade croquembouche with spun sugar, delicious, and thick homemade egg noodles, my first batch of jam.
My cooking tragedies
A LOT! Since I started out having not a clue I made a bunch of mistakes like temperature/time variations, ending up with raw meat or burnt meat, or hard rocks for biscuits. I describe myself as creative which means I don't like to stick to recipes. In the early days especially, I had many flops. More recently I tweaked the sugar amount in a jelly recipe and wound up with syrup.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Bagels I
Turned out much better than expected! Soft centered, crunchy exterior. I've never had a fresh from the oven bagel, I'll never buy stale bagels again! The only thing I did differently was use 1/2 cup honey and and 1/2 cup molasses in my water because that's what I had on hand. I can't wait until my husband and kids get home to try these!! Thanks for the excellent recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 22, 2013
Authentic Mexican Tortillas
A great tortilla recipe if you use VERY hot water I didn't realize what a difference it could make, now I know what I've been doing wrong all these years!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 25, 2013
Soft Sugar Cookies III
I think it's funny that everyone complains about cake-like cookies. French chef's would test their cake batter in small batches called "cookies". Anyway, my family likes them very much. Thank you.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2011

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