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Home Town: Voorheesville, New York, USA
Living In: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Boating, Walking, Hunting, Reading Books, Music
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    By: emmaxwell
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Myself & Bullet, my Malamute
About this Cook
I am a Journeymen Glassbender, by trade: I make neon signs (hence my screen name). I am currently going to college to get an Associates Degree in Web Design & CAD. I am a former volunteer fire fighter and hunter. Happily unmarried woman of 46 w/ no children; I prefer the northern mountains to the "Beach Life" and hope to move back to those environs one day soon.
My favorite things to cook
I actually like cooking American style food, but there's no box to check for that, so I checked those that apply to me sometimes. I like to try new ways to cook, but not so much new or weird ingredients. I will try new foods within reason.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The women shop, prep, cook & serve our family dinners. The men clear the table, serve dessert & coffee and do all the dishes afterwards. This "recipe" works great for our family harmony! Oh, yeah- The men usually carve the meat: They like to do some "taste testing" too!
My cooking triumphs
Prepped & cooked my first Thanksgiving dinner successfully at the age of 11 without adults present. (ALL of it, including homemade gravy.)
My cooking tragedies
Forgot to turn on the oven for a dinner party that was arriving as I discovered that small mistake- Oops!!. We were so hungry, we ordered delivered Italian food & sides instead of waiting. :)~ I was really embarrassed, but my friends had a great time busting my a%# for it. Once my brusied ego healed, it was all good. We still laugh about Nancy's "Italian cooking" 15 years later!
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
German Potato Pancakes
Bacon fat is what my German Granny used to make these really stand out in my memories (1 or 2 tablespoons w/ oil). I only added a tablespoon more flour then this recipe called for & made sure the potatoes where pretty dry before frying. Great comfort food!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 3, 2010
Mom Dill's Harlequin Salad
Great salad idea! Whodda thunk? I ended up using what I had on hand + added 1 ingedient: Dill. (I wondered where the "dill" in the name of the recipe was) My subs were: Equal parts of sour cream & mayo, mixed & 2+ teaspoons dried dill. (I also added 2 extra Tbs onions- I used fresh, sweet Vidalias.) Even the Skeptics liked this one! Cold is key! JEMD- Thanks for submitting & thank your M-I-L!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2010
Tater Tot Casserole I
4 eggs, 1 c. munster, 1 c. swiss & 1 c. evaporated milk (=1/2 c. evap + 1/2 c. water, in addition to 1 c. reguler whole milk) was what I had on hand when I made this the 2nd time, Plus, I added, as suggested, onions & mushrooms to the milk/egg mixture before pouring on. Came out quich-y, but REALLY yummy! (I might add ham next time.) I also precooked the Tots for 10 minutes, as per anothers' helpful suggestion :-) *I made this recipe as written the 1st time & it was really good, too, except for the mushy Tots. I'd use it again, if that's all I had on hand. For me, it turned out to be a great "base" recipe. Thanks!

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 11, 2010

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