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Living In: Magnolia, Delaware, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Biking, Walking, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a Baby Boomer mother, grandmother, and healthcare professional.I love to read cookbooks and clip recipes.The cookbooks eventually wind up the closet, well read, but few if any recipes tried. The clipped recipes pile up until I get tired of looking at them and then I toss most of them out.I create most of my dishes with what I have on hand. I do have a recipe box with tried and true recipes that are old and have been our favorites over the years.
My favorite things to cook
Anything quick, easy, and healthy. I prefer using fresh ingredients and stay away from prepared foods and salt as much as I can.I love to prepare any kind of meat,chicken,or vegetables on the grill. Shellfish is also a big favorite. Can't forget anything made with cheese!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My all time favorite is making spritz cookies at Christmas.
My cooking triumphs
Finally making a great stuffed pork chop on the grill after years of making dry and hard ones in the oven.Why I never thought of that before is beyond me.
My cooking tragedies
Trying a new recipe for company is something I really don't like to do for obvious reasons.My son picked out a recipe for his birthday cake one year. The filling had the texture of a silicone gasket or chicken bone cartlige. We could have used it for a Frisbie!
Recipe Reviews 53 reviews
Chicken Stew with Dumplings
I doubled the low sodium broth and veggies because there was so much chicken, which meant I had to double the butter and flour for the roux too. I was able to leave out the salt, basil and thyme because I simmered the chicken carcasses in the broth for 30 minutes first. That gave the broth more than enough salt and flavor. Added a bay leaf because I could. I never made dumplings before. My lesson learned is stick to the rounded T. not do the heaping T.! They were nice and airy inside. It's cold and snowing outside and this was a nice comfort food dinner. My family loved it. The only time consuming and messy part was pulling apart the rotisserie chickens. This dish was well worth it though. The recipe is going into my box of favorites.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2015
Perfect Baked Jerk Chicken
I used it on a whole baked chicken. Excellent!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 13, 2015
Chicken Mushroom Dijon
A great winter comfort food. I used chicken tenderloins and doubled the low sodium gravy and mushrooms. The chicken was very tender and there was more than enough gravy for the mashed potatoes too. I also served lemon pepper green beans along side it. It had a nice presentation and the taste was fantastic. Next time, and there will be a next time, I'll add just a little more Dijon. We love the stuff. Thanks for a great recipe DebbyJean.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2015

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