Nana Profile - (13518373)

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Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Living In: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have three grown children; three grown stepchildren, four sons/daughters in law and seven grandchildren. I have a busy career I love. Cooking is about sharing love for me. I adore having family and friends at my home to share a meal.
My favorite things to cook
Whatever I'm cooking NOW!
My favorite family cooking traditions
We are lucky all but one of our children live here; but like a lot of blended families, we have Thanksgiving with my children; Christmas Eve with his, Christmas day with mine. It's tough to share your children on holidays - and its tough for them to have to be several places on a single day. I make a mean Turkey & Dressing. On Christmas Eve we do Mexican; because there will be more turkey & ham on Christmas day for them. It's become quite the fiesta! Christmas morning I do breakfast. This year it was Grand Marnier French Toast and Canadian bacon. It was amazing.
My cooking triumphs
I flew in live lobsters for a party I had one summer evening for 8. I served them outside on a large enough table to seat us all; the wine was wonderful, the food fabulous and the evening with friends was sensational.
My cooking tragedies
Actually, one of my mom's tragedies is most memorable. She was having the entire family at our house for Thanksgiving, with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins it was probably 30 people. The turkey would not get done...and it was way past dinner time. She had baked it in the roaster, but still had the lid stacked under it. The double pans really slowed things down. She never heard the end of it.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Whole Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe
Our chicken turned out really well. It was very tender and juicy. I did add the thick potato slices at the bottom to get the bird up off the floor of the slow cooker as suggested in the comments, and it helped. Very happy with the rub, may add a Spanish Paprika for a smoked flavor and some brown sugar next time.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2015
Simple Baked Apples
This looked like a dish that you could make with what you had handy. There's just two of us, so I used 2 Granny Smith apples, and 1 red sweet apple, but left on the skins. I shook the apples with the dry ingredients in a zip lock bag. I had pecans and raisins so I threw them in. And like another reviewer, I put in my small 1.5 quart crockpot I use for appetizers. Someone suggested Apple Cider, which I had. It was fabulous. You can eat it still crisp, or cook it softer, your choice. We are trying to eat more fruit - a great, yummy option. Thanks Maeven6.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2014
Eggs Benedict Casserole
We had this on Christmas Morning. I didn't have Canadian Bacon, so I just used ham left over from a spiral cut honey ham. Everyone loved it; it's our new Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 9, 2014

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