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Home Town: Bayard, New Mexico, USA
Living In: Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Just quit a job I hated, and have my retirement so I'm in no hurry to find a job. I've yet to be a full-time housewife, so I'm going to give it a try for a while! I'm SO looking forward to trying new recipes out on my husband, and expanding our meal selections. At least until I find a new career! I'm only 47!
My favorite things to cook
chicken dishes, tacos, enchiladas, Italian dishes, and a great 7-hour ham!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making posole and tamales with my husband over the holidays, and baking our turkey for Thanksgiving.
My cooking triumphs
Tamales; I learned to make by myself. And baking! I'm learning how to bake breads and pastries, which is how my grandfather made a living. He was a "panadero" or baker and sold door-to-door.
My cooking tragedies
My first angel-food cake was a frisbee, weighing about 2 pounds. Burned some biscochos first try out, and made a potato casserole with Gruyere cheese my husband wouldn't eat. Found out later he thought the cheese smelled like feet. I cried for 2 days. I'm sure there are more I've blocked out!
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Pat's Dumplings
Added a little parsley flakes with garlic/onion powder, since I like them to have a little flavor. Otherwise, great recipe! Really great in my made-from-scratch chicken soup. This is my go-to recipe for dumplings.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2013
Pancakes I
Made these this morning and my hubby really enjoyed them as much as I did! I felt creative and added some cocoa powder and oh they were even tastier. I really like this recipe and will try adding fruit to them next time!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2011
Elegant Lemon Pork Chop Bake
Made this for my husband and daughter and they both loved it. I followed the recipe and it was tasty with potato wedges and steamed green beans. We will definitely be making this dish again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 13, 2011

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