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Home Town: Quincy, Illinois, USA
Living In: Conifer, Colorado, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Camping, Walking, Photography, Music, Genealogy
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About this Cook
I'm a 63-year-old mother of 3, grandmother of 5, great grandmother of 1. I've been married nearly 45 years and have cooked since I was 8 years old. I'm employed full time and also a homemaker. My husband & I have lived in the foothills near Denver for 30 years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook all kinds of things and I like to bake. I try new recipes often and after all these years, I'm renewing my interest in cooking because of websites like this one.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My husband believes nobody makes meat loaf like I do and my kids and their spouses think I'm the best cook they've ever known. (I do a good job of fooling them all!)
My cooking triumphs
The best thing I've ever done is learn how to make pie crust that doesn't fall apart in the oven. It's done with oil. I've also learned how to make Maid Rites that taste as good, if not better than when I get them at my hometown restaurant.
My cooking tragedies
My first stab at making beef gravy had to do with using green food coloring and I used a little too much...need I say more? It was ironic it was on St. Patrick's Day, so my husband and in-laws thought I was being clever! I also tried making homemade cloverleaf yeast rolls from scratch when I was newly married and they turned out looking like Mickey Mouse heads.
Recipe Reviews 8 reviews
Nauvoo Gingerbread Cookies
Tried this recipe and shared it with a friend who was born & raised in Quincy, IL and was looking for a good gingerbread cookie recipe. This is great! Thanks!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 2, 2012
Tasha's Taco Soup
This version sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 21, 2012
Old Fashioned Mac and Cheese
Thanks, Jayde175! I think this is very close to the same way my Mom made mac & cheese when I was growing up. She always baked it. Can't wait to try it!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 20, 2011

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