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Home Town: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Living In: Paragould, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Walking, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Bill & Cindy
About this Cook
I learned to cook at my grandmothers's knees. Both were fabulous cooks! My maternal grandmother is also a superb baker. I live in a small town in Northeast Arkansas. I enjoy hosting dinner parties. I have even catered a few bridal showers and wedding receptions. I also sing in a traditional southern gospel quartet. I enjoy music and have played piano for 25+ years.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy traditional Southern food. My family also enjoys Italian, Asian and Mexican dishes. Baking is my specialty.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember spending the night before Thanksgiving at my Grandmother's and waking the next morning to help her make oyster dressing, noodles and fruit salad.
My cooking triumphs
Catering a wedding reception for 250 people, including the meal and cake.
My cooking tragedies
Where to start? All those tragedies have taught me so much. But one stands out. I was taking a cake out of the oven and I guess the pan truly was "non-stick". I must have been holding the pan at an angle. The cake slid out of the pan and landed on the electric heating element at the bottom of the oven and caught on fire!
Recipe Reviews 20 reviews
Lemon Icebox Pie I
Mt grandmother made this when I was a boy and now I make it for my kids. Everyone loves this pie. But we do leave off the meringue. Here's a few tips I've learned over the years: I mix the yolks and sweetened condensed milk in a blender. That eliminates the tiny ribbons of wgg yolk that are in the pie if you mix by hand. I transfer this to a bowl and then fold in the lemon juice. And freshly squeezed is the best. A couple drops of yellow food coloring and you're done.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 20, 2011
Mexican Lasagna I
A real crowd pleaser! I do add some chopped fresh cilantro to the sour cream mixture. I never bring any home and I'm always asked for the recipe.

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 26, 2011
Hot Sweet Onion Dip
Wish I could give it less than a complete star. Should have trusted my instincts. Hot mayonnaise just turned to oil. Bland flavors floating in a sea of grease.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2011

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