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Poppie Fresh

Poppie Fresh
Home Town: Camdenton, Missouri, USA
Living In: Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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About this Cook
I've been helping in the kitchen and cooking since I was a kid. My Mom is German and my Dad is from outside Philly, so good food is a Thing with my family. Once upon a time B.C.(Before Child), I used to looove the painstaking detail of gournmet cooking but now I simply don't have time. I try to find or create recipes that have good flavor and simple methods. My husband is New England Irish Catholic, and it's taken a little bit to wake up his palate, but now he's a budding foodie. And he's a good bartender to boot!
My favorite things to cook
An omelet that doesn't break. Bread or soup in any way, shape or form. Especially hard-crusted, moist dark bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas baking, especially the stollen! I've carried my Mom's tradition and tweaked by adding native dried cranberries
My cooking triumphs
Minestrone Soup. And a Hazelnut Prailine cake that took 2 days to make. For about 5 years I made it every Christmas. Bourbon-Orange glazed Goose with dried fruit and nut stuffing.
My cooking tragedies
The time my Mom was hardcore into natural food (in the 70s!) and I tried to impress my 5th grade class by making corn chips from her natural food cookbook. They came out like dogbiscuts. And then there was High School Awards Potluck when I tried bake a chocolate cake in the microwave. It was a little mushy in the middle.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Sweet Potato Pie VII
Great recipe! My husband doesn't like pumpkin, and I liked it better than pumpkin pie. On the trial run, I made 2 pies for his co-workers; they loved it, but I found it too sweet. I adjusted the recipe by using 1/2 c. sugar; 1/4 c. brown; 2TB molasses. Then I added a shot of bourbon and spiced it to my taste. It was amazing.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2014
Thyme Mint Chicken Pasta
Really liked it and it was easy to covert to dairy-free by substituting almond milk for milk and adding 1 1/2 TB cornstarch for thickening. Also, if using almond milk, you might want to omit the honey. My finicky 11-year old son gobbled it up. It would also be good over rice, polenta or spaghetti squash.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 17, 2014
Easy Slow Cooker French Dip
WOW! My fanily loves French Dip, and I've found this recipe to better than is served in most local resaurants. I used a malty, full-bodied porter ale and eye round roast, since it was the same price as chuck.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 14, 2009
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