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Home Town: Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA
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Member Since: Jun. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Sewing, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a city girl who was transferred when my husband decided to "go home", to the country. I've learned a lot about cooking from the country ladies over the 30 plus years I've been here. Raising my family here has been a delightful experience. Cooking is one of my favorite things to do, so I've gained much experience and improved. Now it's just the two of us, but I still love to cook for company.
My favorite things to cook
Beef Stew, Egg Foo Yung, Chop Suey, Lasagna, Ribs, Lutefisk,(A swedish dish), Apple Pie
My cooking triumphs
My lasagna can't be beaten!
My cooking tragedies
I've been married 42 years...lots of 'em!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Ken's Perfect Hard Boiled Egg (And I Mean Perfect)
I've been boiling eggs this way for a while now, but I do things a bit differently. The vinegar is not really necessary, but I do use the salt. It keeps the eggs from "leaking" Also, I like to put the eggs in a bowl of warm water while the water is boiling, so they don't crack when plunged into boiling water. And, I found that 12 minutes is really enough time to produce the perfect boiled egg.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 25, 2010
Tomato Spinach and Basil Soup
I really liked this soup, except it was a little too thick. Adding a cup of chicken broth took care of that. The fresh basil is of major importance, as is fresh spinach. Next time, I will use only half the sugar and I'll add some grated Swiss cheese, as one of my favorite restaurants does. My hubby needed to add some hot pepper flakes. I'm making this for company next week.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 18, 2009
Orange Pecan French Toast
This was way too sweet, but the texture was right on. I used day old Italian bread and followed the recipe exactly. I'll make it again, but I'll leave out the white sugar and the powdered sugar and I'll cut the brown sugar and corn syrup by half. The orange flavor is great.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 7, 2008
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