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Home Town: New York, USA
Living In: Scotia, New York, USA
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Jun. 15, 2014 3:31 pm 
Updated: Jun. 17, 2014 10:47 am
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From The Blog:  Grandma who was never a mother
4th of July, 2013
Off We Go!
About this Cook
A few years ago I had the opportunity to go to culinary school and loved every minute of it. So after nearly 20 years working as a paralegal, I took the plunge and changed careers. I was the baker at a "corporate dining" facility feeding the construction workers who are building a microchip manufacturing plant. I earned much less but I loved every minute of it - even though those minutes started at 5 AM! Now I am back to work as a paralegal albeit only part-time but I have also taken custody of two little angels who were in a violent and abusive home. I also volunteer by cooking at a small local hospice. I wish I could foster a new career for myself and others as a "Food Therapist". My efforts will not cure these people but I have found that I can provide enjoyment and the boost that a meal can bring. At the same time, the enjoyment I get is at least equal to their enjoyment of my efforts.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook anything but baking is my passion.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Holiday meals with ALL the extras. Too much food for anyone to eat everything. I can't wait to pass the holiday traditions on to my granddaughters who are already Grandma's best helpers!
My cooking triumphs
I love the fact that even though our mother was a good cook and my five sisters are all good cooks, everytime I bring somethng new to family get-togethers, I am always asked to bring it again!
My cooking tragedies
My mother did a lot of cooking without recipes so I thought that's just what you did. One time when I was about 12, I was home alone and decided to make a pie. The crust was really not edible. Decades later, I still remember that pie!
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Eileen's Spicy Gingerbread Men
I made these today with my ten year old for a girls scout bake sale tomorrow. What a yummy recipe! Don't be discouraged by the negative reviews referring to sticky dough. This is a dream dough and I believe those reviews were transferred to this recipe when a different recipe was removed from the site. Easy to work with and delicious.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 6, 2014
Chef John's Italian Meatballs
These meatballs are delicious! I have been lazy recently and have been buying meatballs made a a little local grocery store. I decided to try these and will not be going back! I mixed them up on Sunday and then baked them tonight after work while the pasta cooked and I put salad onto plate. They really are that fast. And man, do they taste good! Thanks, Chef John, I'll buy a big package of meat next time and make a big batch so I can have my own meatballs in the freezer for quick weeknight meals.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 2, 2014
Lemon Basil Grilled Chicken
Simply, quick and delicious. What more could you ask? Oh, right - also a hit with the kids! Next time I'll add a bit more salt but it's much better for a recipe to err on the side of caution. It's easy to add a bit after cooking but if the marinade was over salted, you'd be sunk. Looking at the chicken I was afraid this marinade would stick to the grill but I didn't have any problem with that. I did use Mazola (R) corn oil on a paper towel to oil the grate. I usually have used olive oil and I think the Mazola worked better so I'll use that from now on. Easy chicken, potato salad and some fresh green beans. That's mid-June at its best in upstate New York. Thanks Mazola for a great dinner and for your sponsorship of Allrecipes.com.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 15, 2014
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