SHRLYANN Profile - (1291740)

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Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Midwest City, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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Cranberry Orange Scones
About this Cook
My favorite things to cook
Something quick and easy but absolutely delicious. That kind of recipe is a real find.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making my mom's sugar cookies and Christmas dumplings.
My cooking triumphs
Since my mother passed away recently so the tradition of Christmas and New Year's dinners fall to me by default. My mother was an excellent cook. This year my kids said, "Wow, this tastes just like Grandma's" and "This is the best pumpkin pie I have ever had". What higher compliment could I ask for? As a child, my mother made chocolate gravy for us as a special treat. When my children were small, they asked for it on a regular basis. When my pastor, who had never heard of chocolate gravy, interviewed them about breaking the fast in his children's sermon, my whole congregation wanted the recipe. It progressed from there to the women's convention and they published the recipe for our women. It is still the best recipe for chocolate gravy I have ever come across.
My cooking tragedies
When I was first married, I attempted to cook duck with orange sauce as requested by my husband for some friends of ours. It was a disaster. I did not have a rack to cook the duck on and it turned out very greasy and burnt on the bottom. The flavor was okay and the sauce flavorful, but I think we all would've liked to order a pizza afterward. Years ago my husband was given a salt cured ham from his job for the holidays. It was bigger than any pot I had and I had to soak it in a borrowed pot that didn't quite accomodate its size. After cooking, the ham was still so salty we couldn't eat it. I hated to waste it and tried various things to use it up but ended up having to throw the bulk of it out.
Recipe Reviews 42 reviews
Baked Slow Cooker Chicken
Awesome chicken. Spice it as you like. The cooking method makes the chicken juicy and tender. Yum!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 24, 2015
The Best Chicken Fried Steak
This was a really good recipe. I cut the amount of gravy down as we didn't need that much. But made to directions.....except for the buttermilk. I had to substitute...wonderful.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 3, 2015
Slow Cooker Chicken Tetrazzini
Really good flavor and the chicken was so tender. I did add carrots and frozen peas. And I used Italian seasoning because I didn't have salad dressing mix. One note, if you use just seasoning you might add salt to taste. But very good made without additions. Thanks for sharing.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 27, 2015

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