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sweepie86


sweepie86
 
Home Town: York, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Easley, South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2009
Cooking Level: Beginning
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Needlepoint, Camping, Boating, Walking, Fishing, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
When I was little I had my easy bake oven and plastic play kitchen I was ready to go! I always had a passion for cooking and had considered going to culinary school but I opted out. I have taken a few baking classes at the local community college and plan to go back to school this fall and recieve my baking and pastry arts certificate. I am very modest, and just like to cook for a hobby more so than anything because I chicken out when I have an opportunity to use my skills. My husband loves that I make a homecooked meal ALMOST every night.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook really anything I'm always trying out new recipes and tweaking the ones that I have made before. But if I had to pick I like making more ethnic dishes, salads, and one dish meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My father did most of the cooking when I was growing up, and we were thankful for that. My mother wasn't a very skilled cook because her father did all the cooking for her mother and she would heat it up for the kids. Where as my dads mother cooked almost everything from scratch and it was delicious!! We really don't have food traditions in my family which my be odd to some. I have more memories pf food that we would eat instead of traditions of what we made in the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I think that my biggest triumph is that I am gaining more knowledge. I am finally to the point where I can think of things to make and actually have a basic knowledge on where to start without cheating and looking at other peoples recipes and seeing what they did and finishing off with that. After I make a dish a few times I have an ability to tweak it and make it my own. I think that I have come along way and am still growing!! That is my triumph!!!
My cooking tragedies
Oh No! do you have to go there. I think we all have that one time where we shake our head in shame and wonder how we let it get that bad! I have too many stories and when I have more time I will add it here I promise!!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Salmon Chowder
This soup is delicious. I made this a few times and haven't changed a thing wonderful the way it is. Thank you for posting such a flavorful soup that has become a favorite in my recipes.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2010
Summer Squash Puffs
YUMMY!! Don't do a thing differently they are delicious exactly the way they are. My husband thought that they were made from potatoes he was so surprised when he found out they were squash.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2010
Chicken Cordon Bleu II
This was a wonderful dish! I made for company and they loved it and wanted the recipe!. I always follow the recipes and hardly ever change but I did do something a little different and the only thing was I baked the chicken at 350 until done the only reason I did is because I don't do good cooking meats on the stove top. I fixed the sauce exactly how the recipe said and it came out delicious! make extra you won't regret it!!. I made my sauce with Sauvignon Blanc but I'm sure any dry white would do. I made the roasted asparagus and mushroom recipe on allrecipes (which by the way is delicious also) as a side dish and poured it over the veggies! Soo good!!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 9, 2010
 
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