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Kay Gellerstedt

Kay Gellerstedt
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Living In: Dothan, Alabama, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Nouvelle, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm 54 yrs old, have 4 daughters and 3 grandkids. I'm unable to work and on disability; however, I'm still plodding along doing what I can each and every day.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook big meals...pot roast with all the trimmings and all-day-spaghetti-sauce...but my hands can't always do the work. These days meals are done in the slow cooker now and bread is done in a bread machine. It's all good!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since my 2 older daughters are grown with families of their own, I really enjoy their contributions to family holiday dinners. The oldest has taken over the turkey cooking (and she does a great job!) but I still do the ham. We all make sides, and try a new one or two every year; but the favorites always take center stage.
My cooking triumphs
Teaching myself to cook! My mother wasn't much of a cook and I had an intense desire to learn. I read magazine articles and cookbooks before cable and the internet, and then became an avid fan of Food Network and Allrecipes. I love trying new ingredients in old favorites to change up the menu.
My cooking tragedies
My first loaf of bread (19 yrs old!)...I didn't read the directions correctly and forgot to let it rise the second time! It was extremely dense, but it had a good flavor!
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Coconut Pie
My family LOVED this pie because it is so eggy! It's exactly what we were looking for! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 14, 2011
Dawn's Candied Walnuts
These had a good taste, but cooking the cinnamon with the sugar ruined my stainless steel saucepan! The cinnamon cooked to the bottom of the pan and could not be removed, so I had to throw it in the trashcan. I followed the directions to the letter, so if there is a secret to this, please let me know what it is.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 25, 2009

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