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Home Town: Minnesota, USA
Living In: Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2009
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Livin' the dream!
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti, Lasagna, Roast Beef w/Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Paige's Kick Butt Eggs, Sausage Stuffing, Potato Salad, Homemade Chowmein and Chocolate Cherry Cake are what I'm known for, among other dishes. (Not served at the same time of course!)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned to cook from my Grandmother, the old fashioned way, so although I try cook from scratch, I'm not above using some prepared items.
My cooking triumphs
I don't mean to brag, but I've had quite a few.
My cooking tragedies
Once, I made a Tuna Casserole for dinner. As we were eating, my son commented, "Mom, somethings different about this". We all agreed, it tasted different. Finally, it occurred to me. I FORGOT to add the Tuna!! We all thought that was too funny. I did add the Tuna then, so all ended well.
Recipe Reviews 58 reviews
Baked Spaghetti
I have made this for years except instead of cottage cheese, which makes it more like a lasagna, I use a 16 oz container of sour cream in that layer. Very tasty!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2015
Country Goulash
For my family, goulash has to have diced tomatoes and celery, with a squirt of yellow mustard and a little sugar to cut the acidity of the tomatoes, in addition to the ingredients listed here. Cut back on the paprika too. 3 TBS is a bit much. 1 - 2 TBS is better. Use 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes and 1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce vs the 2 cans tomato sauce and 1 can tomato paste. The goulash will thicken once you add the macaroni. Add a TBS of yellow mustard to the hamburger while browning and a TBS of white sugar after you add the tomatoes.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 23, 2015
Easy Tuna Casserole
Is good as written. I prefer other additions to mine, however, I will not post what I do. I do want to address some reviewers who find it necessary to chastise other reviewers for changing the recipe and posting their changes in the review, saying submit your own recipe for publication. receives thousands of recipe submissions every day and the chances of your recipe(s) getting published is pretty slim. I have one published recipe on this site, but I have submitted many more that were not. Cooks love to tell others how they make something their way. It's to brag a little, sure, but we mainly really like to help other cooks with our experience and ideas. So to those who find this rude or disrespectful to the recipe creator, just don't read those type of reviews and move on. No need to try to shame other reviewers. Personally, I like to see what other cooks do to a recipe and may use their ideas when I make it too. My own recipe published on this site has received an overall 4.5 star rating and plenty of people changed it to their liking. Most cooks don't mind this. I do mind if people don't follow directions then rate the recipe low and complain the recipe isn't good or didn't work out. But omitting/adding ingredients is fine.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 22, 2015
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