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Mel's Cookin' Now!

Mel's Cookin' Now!
Home Town: Belleville, Illinois, USA
Living In: Ofallon, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books
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Blog...  2 posts
Oct. 1, 2009 12:19 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2009 10:01 am
The last time I posted here was at least a month ago, and I said then that I was perfecting my “Italian Gravy” recipe and would post it when I was done. Well… I’m a slacker! I’m sorry to report I have not been working on this recipe… I think I got “burnt out” on it a few months back. In the… MORE
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About this Cook
I love to cook for friends/family and entertain, share new recipes (and old favorites) with my coworkers. I have 2 daschunds to keep me company...their job when I cook is floor patrol.... As a young girl growing up in rural Illinois, I learned to cook early, mostly basic, country food -- meat and potatoes -- and dessert, of course. As an adult, I've learned to cook healthier dishes, too, but still enjoy hearty country cooking.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken, of any sort...roast, holiday meals, desserts, tasty healthy food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Baking cookies at Christmas, holiday meals.
My cooking tragedies
At 11 years old my obsession was chocolate (and sometimes still is). I was a pro at making rice pudding and one day decided to make a variation -- chocolate rice pudding. Well, only one word for that -- Gross!!
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