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Home Town: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Living In: Sevierville, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I love to cook! Slow cooking is my specialty, followed by soups and gravy. Fresh ingredient cooking is another favorite of mine; even in winter months. To me cooking is something I find relaxing and educational. I enjoy using different spices, fresh and dried, in all my cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Comfort food and soups in the winter, grilling and slow cooking in the warm months.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I was fortunate in that my great grandmother taught me how to make a great gravy. I can make gravy out of just about anything that has a base. We ate alot of good "comfort" food too, potatoes and veggies at every meal. I try to instill that in my children; a good balanced meal is important.
My cooking triumphs
My first "free range" turkey at Thanksgiving. It was so expensive I didn't want to make a mistake and it turned out the best turkey I've ever had!
My cooking tragedies
My first apple pie. And a birthday cake that was supposed to be like a big creme filled cake. Too horrible to list, take my word for it, they were bad.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Traditional White Bread
One of the best bread recipes around. Never had a bad loaf yet! We eat one loaf, use the second for homemade french toast! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 14, 2014
Cuban Beans and Rice
This recipe is great! I had to substitute a few things; I can't eat the peppers so I omitted them. I only had a can of chili kidney beans, so I used those and added 2 cups of water. I also love garlic, so I added 5 cloves. My husband and I ate this for dinner with cheese on top; it was awesome! I also had some the next day with my scrambled eggs. Thank you for sharing a great recipe! I bought all the ingredients (minus the peppers!) to make it again! A good meal or side or breakfast food!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 26, 2009
Austrian Tea Cakes
I had 2 cups of leftover peanuts so I subsituted them, finely chopped, for the hazelnuts. The cookies came out great; they had a different flavor but were still just as rich and delicious!

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 18, 2009

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