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Sep. 25, 2013 8:22 am 
Who doesn't love fresh, home-made bread???  This girl sure does!  My husband has recently developed elevated blood pressure, and as you may know, store-bought bread is very high in sodium.  This combined with my love affair with fresh bread led me on a journey to find the perfect home-made… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 12, 2013 6:32 am 
Updated: Sep. 16, 2013 6:10 pm
We have really distinctive seasons here in the heart of the Midwest.  During a typical year, we fully experience spring, summer, fall and winter, in all of their extreme glory.  While I don't have many picky eaters in my crowd, I do have a husband with stern ideas about seasonal food.  In my… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 10, 2013 4:41 pm 
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013 3:52 pm
I consider myself to be a pretty darn good cook.  But, for years, it's bothered me that I've always relied on someone else's recipes to elicit the ooh's and aaah's of pleasure that are the measuring stick of a great cook.  I always try to be humble and, when the adulation rolls in, give… MORE
 
 
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Sep. 9, 2013 7:06 am 
Updated: Sep. 10, 2013 12:59 pm
This past weekend, I was a member of an elite, back-yard-meat-smokin', passion-filled team of friends who decided it was time to take our cooking chops to the competition.  We've been preparing for the competition for the last 8 weeks.  Which is to say that the guys have been experimenting… MORE
 
 
Feb. 29, 2012 11:05 am 
Updated: Feb. 29, 2012 12:06 pm
That quote by George Bernard Shaw sums up my food life.  Simply put, I love food.  I love to cook it, smell it, see it, but especially, I love to eat it.  As if the constant battle with the scale needs to be any harder... Thankfully, I'm active enough to keep the scale, if not at an ideal… MORE
 
 
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Feb. 27, 2012 2:57 pm 
Just like any other passion, the flames of cooking burn hot and cold from time to time.  For whatever reason, my fires have gone out in the last few weeks, and I seem to find myself at a loss for what to cook for dinner.  Everything sounds good, but nothing sounds right.  Perhaps it's… MORE
 
 
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Deeta Jean

Home Town
Harrisonville, Missouri, USA
Living In
Merriam, Kansas, USA

Member Since
Jan. 2004

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy

Hobbies
Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Wine Tasting

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About Me
I've been cooking for about 14 years now. I'm an IT geek by trade, but cooking is my passion in life and I dream of the day when I can feed people for a living. I have to admit, I wouldn't be the cook I am today without tools like All Recipes and all the great cooks from everywhere who provide their reviews and priceless advice about how to make a good recipe GREAT!
My favorite things to cook
Oh, my! There are too many to name. I tend toward really deeply flavorful dishes. The more layers of flavor, the better. Indian, Mexican and Italian are probably my faves to cook, but especially to EAT!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I was a small child, my family has had a yearly tradition of making Christmas candy and cookies. These wonderful treats are given to friends and family for a hand-made Christmas gift. The love shines through with every bite!
My cooking triumphs
I have recently begun catering two nights a week and the group that I cater to has raved about every dish I've fed them. I have to tip my hat to the recipe submitters on All Recipes for providing me with the tried and true dishes that these guys love so much. I don't believe there is anything more soul-completing for a cook than to have a room fall silent at meal time, with an occasional groan of pleasure heard as they eat a dish you've created.
My cooking tragedies
When my husband and I first got together, I wanted to make us a real, home cooked, comfort food meal, and attempted to fry chicken. The temperature was set way too high on the pan of oil, and, of course, when I put the chicken in, it began to smoke. The smoke alarm went off, and I'm surprised the local fire department didn't show up! Needless to say, this was a disaster! I didn't attempt to cook again for almost 2 years! I'm so gald I found the determination to start again, and I haven't looked back since!
 
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