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Home Town: Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA
Living In: Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, USA
Member Since: May 2009
Cooking Level: Intermediate
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Hobbies: Hiking/Camping, Biking, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am very happily married to my best friend, soul-mate, and partner in crime. We recently got married and moved from the city out to the "boonies" der eh;) We traded in the smell of exhaust fumes for the smell of cow "poopy", the sounds of sirens for the sounds of.........ahhhhh, silence:) It's a new dawn, it's a new day, and I'm feeling good:)
My favorite things to cook
I am on a mission.......a life-long quest to find/create/steal the perfect lasagna recipe. I almost...(sigh)..."almost" have it. So, I guess it's my favorite thing to make:)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Big laughs to this. My mom was the poster-child for the microwave revolution. If it couldn't be "nuked"....she didn't bother. But, it's amazing how a taste or smell can re-create a child experience. My grandmother lived with us when I was young. She used to get up during the night and make pie crust and then wake me up to have a "snack". To this day, the smell of cinnamon/sugar reminds me of her. Her apple pie was to DIE for and to this day, cannot master it. My mom was always great with "left-over" casseroles. Fridays were casserole days in our house and usually consisted of anything in the fridge that had to go. Amazingly- a lot of the stuff turned out GREAT and what sucks is...she never made the same thing twice and never knew quite what she added to write down a recipe. Goulash was an all-time fav and so was spanish rice.
My cooking triumphs
I don't give myself many kudos in my life. I'm a very harsh critic and my worst enemy at times. But...I would have to say that my spaghetti/lasagna sauce is one of the best I've ever tasted. I also make an awesome stuffed sole and LOVE to make cupcakes:)
My cooking tragedies
I have many....lol.....MANY. But, it truly makes us stronger. I remember the first one. It was a biggy. At 19, I was out on my own and wanted to cook for my mom and step-dad. So, I invited them over for something and something, but I know for sure we had mashed potatoes.....well, I didn't know you added milk. I just thought you "mashed" them up with salt/pepper and butter. To this day, 20 yrs. later, my step-dad will hold his chest and say, " I think I finally swallowed the last bite of those potatoes Terra!" Another one was I made a shrimp stir-fry for my boyfriend when I was maybe 20. I didn't know that I bought shrimp that wasn't pre-cooked and I didn't know I had to "devein" them. OOPS. Not very appetizing when the poor guy points out during supper that his meal tastes like...well, you guessed it.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
Apple Pie Cider
soooooooo good:)

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Roasted Garlic Cauliflower
very good:)

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Reviewed On: Apr. 28, 2014
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
I LOVE this recipe:) Will be making again for 2012 Thanksgiving. The only thing different I do is I changed the vanilla to 1 tsp. and used cream instead of milk. I finely chopped the pecans on top only because of the guests who are older and might wear dentures. (hey, gotta look out for granny:) I've found that instead of measuring each cup of potatoes- I just use 5 large sweet potatoes. it works:)

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Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2012
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