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Home Town: Enon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Clinton, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Low Carb, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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Yellow Squash and Corn Casserole
Slow Cooker Beef Stew III
Surprise Burgers
About this Cook
I'm a stay at home wife, and my husband is a chiropractor. I have three great stepchildren, ages 24, 22 and 20. In addition, we have 5 cats, 4 dogs and 5 horses we keep up with! In our spare time, we both love to entertain--anything from dinner parties for 4 to parties for 100. Most of the recipes I get from All Recipes are for the parties that we host. All Recipes has become my main source for new recipes, and I'm rarely disappointed.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! I love baking cookies, cakes and pies. Apple dumplings are another favorite--my husband absolutely loves them--says they're the best!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving and my mother's apple, peach and pumpkin pies and apple dumplings.
My cooking triumphs
I can make a pie that is almost as good as my mother's--still have some learning to do, but I'm getting there. I'm also getting pretty good at her apple dumplings. I made my best and most beautiful turkey this Thanksgiving and an absolutely delicious prime rib (thanks to All Recipes).
My cooking tragedies
My husband and I like rare steaks, but I ALWAYS overcook them when I do them. That's why he always cooks them now!
Recipe Reviews 64 reviews
Beer Braised Irish Stew and Colcannon
Fabulous! I won't be saving this for just St. Patrick's Day. It's very flavorful, and the meat is so tender it melts in your mouth. As for the colcannon, it was wonderful, too. I followed another reviewer's advice and cooked the cabbage in the bacon grease as opposed to steaming it in the microwave. That's definitely the way to go in my opinion. Not healthy, but delicious!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2011
Irish Lamb Stew
Out of this world delicious! I won't save this just for St. Patrick's Day.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2010
Amazingly Easy Irish Soda Bread
Made this for St. Patrick's Day dinner, and everyone loved it.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 18, 2010

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