TheDivineMrs.M Profile - (13335812)

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Home Town: Toronto, Ohio, USA
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Member Since: Nov. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
My cooking triumphs
One that comes to mind is learning to cook main meals when I was about 30 years old! I could always bake but it took awhile to be comfortable cooking things like meatloaf and stuffed shells. Lots of bad results, took it in stride, made fun of it, and kept trying. I love getting advice and recipes from experienced cooks. When I got married at 31, I had 20 people to my house for Thanksgiving, made my first turkey and stuffing and it was a grand success!
My cooking tragedies
A couple years ago I made two immensely stuffed deep-dish apple pies. It took awhile but they were beautiful. I was going to send one out to my bachelor brother. My stove/oven was new that year, and I was still getting used to it. Upon pulling one of the pies out after baking, for some reason it slipped out of my hands and that beautiful pie splattered all over the oven and floor. I was NOT happy!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Slow Cooker Sausage with Sauce
Simple, quick and easy. When cooking meat in a slow cooker, I usually put the meat in by itself with a half cup of water and allow it to cook for a couple of hours, either on high or low. Then I drain the water and grease from the meat and add the rest of the ingredients. I've done this for years. It eliminates the need to cook anything on the stove top, less steps to take, less clean-up and gets rid of most of the grease from the cooked meat.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2014
Janet's Rich Banana Bread
I just made this banana nut bread and it's delicious. Sour cream is the reason this comes out so moist. I think you could add sour cream to any banana nut bread recipe and it would improve the flavor and be moist. The few tweaks I made to the recipe is that I used one stick of butter, not two, used pecans instead of walnuts and mashed two bananas before adding them to the mix. I meant to add a touch of cinnamon and clove like others suggested but forgot...didn't matter as the flavor is great without added spices. Poured mix into one 9x5 pan, baked as recommended; put foil over top at about half way into cooking time. Perfection, truly.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 13, 2014
Dump Cake V
I've been using this recipe for dump cake for several years. It's delicious. I use two cans of cherries. I don't measure out the coconut or walnuts, I just sprinkle some evenly on top. It's a good summer dessert. I like that it doesn't need to be refrigerated so it's easy to take to picnics or family gatherings when a long car drive is how you're getting there. It feeds many and tastes like you fussed over it all day for that wickedly good flavor.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 29, 2013

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