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Home Town: Preston, Minnesota, USA
Living In: Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2008
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Walking
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About this Cook
I was born and bred in Minnesota, but went to high school in Wisconsin, where I met my husband. Our first date was to a Packer vs. Bear game in 1979, and we've been together ever since! We have a 20 year old son and a golden retriever:)
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! I've recently become a morning person, so breakfasts, breads, muffins, etc. are peaking my interest these days.
My favorite family cooking traditions
For Christmas, we always have swedish meatballs and mashed potatoes...of course there's always the cookies...and oyster stew - yuck!
My cooking triumphs
My college son says "sos" is one of my cooking triumphs! ha,ha! Chocolate cheesecake, parmesan chicken, and most things on the Weber are some other favorites of my family.
My cooking tragedies
Oh, that would have to be my Surprise Meatloaf! Early in our relationship and my cooking history, I thought I was being creative inventing a new meatloaf recipe! I simply added green olives and the middle of the meatloaf. Well, I don't think it was cooked completely,as it was ooey and gooey, and well, just plain not attractive. My soon to be husband said I didn't have to try that one again! ha,ha!
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Rich and Simple French Onion Soup
Very good! I've never had or made French Onion soup, so I was a little blind as to how it all should taste. I "doctored" it up a little after reading the reviews. I added a little garlic toward the end of the sauteing time of the onions. Then I sprinkled a little flour on the onion mixture. After adding the onions to the broth, I added a touch of Worchester Sauce and Kitchen Bouquet and simmered for 30 minutes. I thought it was very good, my husband thought it was great!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2009
Raspberry Fudge Brownies
Very good and very rich! I used regular choc. chips, that's what I had on hand. However, I think the miniature ones, as stated, would be better. I cut some into squares, some into triangle...My husband and his friend asked why the triangles and I said that they might be too rich for some. They both shook their heads NO! I sent some home with this friend for his family, he said - They won't make it! :) (meaning he would eat them all before he got home) Thanks for the recipe Larkspur!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2009
Banana Crumb Muffins
Mmmm Mmmm Good! I did leave the topping off - cinnamon and bananas just don't appeal to me. However, I did put the topping on some strawbery muffins, minus the cinnamon and loved it! So next time I make these, I will put the brown sugar topping on! I also added walnuts. Sooo good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 1, 2009

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