chefgym Profile - (13087995)

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Home Town: Marion, Indiana, USA
Living In: Dansville, Michigan, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2008
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Boating, Fishing
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Grandma Jennie
My wife and I.
About this Cook
My mom and dad were great cooks. I spent a lot of time in the Kitchen. I began cooking at Ponderosa Steak house at 16 and joined the Army at 17. I was "You guessed it a cook" When I got out 6 years later I continued cooking and got a degree in Culinary Arts. I owned 2 resaurants and trained cooks in my time. At 40 I went to nursing school and now work as an RN. I still love cooking and am changing my attitude to a more healthy style of cooking. I am getting older you know!
My favorite things to cook
anything and everything. But twice baked potatoes, and stuffed chicken breasts with many variations. are my best.
My cooking triumphs
Getting the merange right on my pies.
My cooking tragedies
After going to cooks and bakers school in the Army I came home on leave and told my mom I would bake her a Cherry pie. The Army taught us how to make 30 or more pies at a time but not just one. I made the dough and when I was through my poor mom, all 4'8" and 90# had to use two hands to lift the trash can that was full of leftover dough.
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Apple Cake in a Jar
Hello to everyone This is my first try at this site. I was a chef by trade most of my life. But, I went into nursing so I kinda got away from a lot of cooking. But last March I was in a terrible car accident and haven't been able to drive or work. When things got better I began canning. I had never done it before. It is fantastic. I needed to find something to do with the 75 or so pints of applesauce so I went on line and found this recipe. It was great so easy and very tasty. I adjusted the recipe only slightly and here is what I did. A. Used canola spray for the jars. B. Reduced the sugar by 1/2 C. I used 3 cups of homemade applesauce in place of the apples. I figured the Canola oil had less of the bad fats and it was so easy to use. I am using these for gifts and everyone I know is older and needs to wach the sugar so I reduced it. Besides the applesauce added sweetness. I can submit a picture of how it came out. My only concern is how ong it will hold. The Jars all sealed fine. Geat recipe great idea.

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Reviewed On: Oct. 16, 2008

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