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Kelly Kindle Cheney

Kelly Kindle Cheney
Home Town: Ada, Ohio, USA
Living In: Still Ada!, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am just a little corn fed farm raised girl. Love the mountains and beaches but ended up being born in the middle of a cornfield so... here I still am! I enjoy the outdoors; riding my Harley, rock climbing and rappelling and 5 - 6 day canoe trips in my younger days. In fact we "threw" our son off his first cliff at the age of five! I also love spending time with my critters. I started cooking and baking with Mom when I was just a wee tot. (Poor Dad pretending he liked my "creations" - what a sport!) By the time I was 12 I was making the family dinners after school on days that Mom worked, then graduated to grocery shopping when I got my license and then I could get what I wanted!
My favorite things to cook
Anything and everything! I love to try new recipes and add my own twist. My family and friends joke about my "recipes" as I consider a recipe a guide. "Oh, this would be good in that..." Or "What's in the frige that needs used?" We are big grill fans at my home and grill all year long. Not very common in NW Ohio but my sweetie will tough it out in the shed in the middle of a blizzard if the mood strikes us!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, of course Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. And Christmas ham. I have to add home canning as well. I love to preserve my summer bounty and knowing where it comes from and exactly what is in it is a bonus!
My cooking triumphs
Triumphs? Hmmm... getting someone who doesn't like squash to LOVE squash. "When are you fixing that again?" (Summer squash cobbler/ crunch - tastes like apple pie!) Luckily my sweetie is willing to try anything! At least once. I also am not frightened by the grill anymore. Still more comfortable cooking over an open wood fire though.
My cooking tragedies
#1 A t. = teaspoon, not tablespoon. That was some peppery soup! (@ age 11) #2 Making homemade hot sauce. (Even though it turned out great!) The fumes are toxic, the animals had to be evacuated, and I DO NOT know more than the professionals that said "wear gloves when handling peppers." #3 Rosemary should be used sparingly. Very sparingly.
Recipe Reviews 107 reviews
Thousand Island Dressing Mastered
This was okay for me. I ended up adding more pickle, onion and maybe 1/4t or so of Worchestire for a bit more zip

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Reviewed On: Aug. 3, 2015
Sauerkraut Balls
I didn't realize this was an Ohio thing either! haha I've made several variations of these as the basic recipe is very adaptable. Ground ham and ground sausage are what made me look this recipe up again. I prefer to bake these at 375 for 20 minutes. Try adding a bit of cream cheese to the mix to help it stick together. I don't use the full 1/2 c of broth either(Jalapenos never hurt anything either.)

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Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2015
Catfish Cakes
The idea was great. Boiling fish in plain water, not so great. Season and saute, then flake the fish. (Any white fish.)I also suggest sauteing the onion to soften and mellow it just a touch. And for goodness sakes, only a couple tablespoons of oil is needed, folks. I may try adding seasoned Panko in place of the crackers next time. They just needed more oomph for me. Maybe even some jalapeno sauteed with the onion.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 14, 2015

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