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Home Town: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Living In: Columbus, Montana, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Quilting, Needlepoint, Gardening, Camping, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
Married for 25+ years to a great guy who loves whatever I cook! He's a hunter, so I really enjoy coming up with new ideas for wild game. We retired and moved to Montana, where we love the mountains and the hunting opportunities. We would like to do some traveling, after we get our home completed.
My favorite things to cook
Wild game, casseroles, quick and easy things on busy days and more involved meals when I have the time.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Certain cookies and desserts at Christmas time. My mother's sugar cookie recipe is made every year, along with Scottish shortbread. Thanksgiving is another favorite time of year, with the traditional fixings - we HAVE to have sweet potato casserole and made-from-scratch dressing.
My cooking triumphs
I had a few favorite recipes that people at work would request me to bring to potlucks, etc. They loved my baked beans and a few of my salad recipes - one of which I got off of this website! I've also entered a few wild game cook-off contests that friends held and won it three years in a row!
My cooking tragedies
While we are building our home, we are living in an RV inside our pole barn. My little oven is very hard to regulate and I've burned many things and have learned to adjust for the elevation here, too. Nothing major, but it's been a learning curve!
Recipe Reviews 14 reviews
Twice Baked Potatoes
I fixed this for some company last night and they were an absolute hit! I didn't have mushrooms and the didn't use the red pepper or the bread crumbs - but they still turned out awesome. Nothing but compliments on this one.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 8, 2010
Big Soft Ginger Cookies
I am actually baking these cookies as I write this review. I cheated and tried one a couple of minutes out of the oven. One word - OUTSTANDING! I used the orange juice in place of the water and I also used another reviewer's advice and put the dough right into the sugar and rolled them like that - much less sticky. I made them a little smaller than suggested and it looks like I'll get about 3 dozen cookies - and they are plenty big. Thanks for the great recipe! Addendum: My grandson came to visit and I was sure he wouldn't like such a spicey cookie. Boy, was I wrong! He asked for these daily. I am baking some more and sending them to him!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 22, 2009
Banana Crumb Muffins
Holy cow! These are absolutely awesome. I, like others, added 1 tsp. vanilla, a dash of nutmeg and some extra cinnamon in the muffin mix. I put the topping on as I was putting them in the oven and I didn't notice that it "sank" into the batter. Mmmmm, mmmmm good!!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 4, 2009

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