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Home Town: Toledo, Illinois, USA
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Member Since: Oct. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Sewing, Needlepoint, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a nurse and and artist. I love to cook for my family and their many friends. We hunt, fish raise rabbits and Quail. We harvest and eat everything we raise or hunt, so I have an extensive recipe book for wild meat and birds.
My favorite things to cook
Mexican and italian style foods are my favorite. I love to bake and use my bread machine to take the work out of bread making. I do not bake in the machine I hand form the bread.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We get the kids together Sundays, and all holidays. Usually deciding on the menu in advance and everyone participates in the preperation of the meals.
My cooking triumphs
Bread. It took almost 20 loaves of bread before I got one to come out. That is when I quit cooking in the bread machine and started to hand form the bread.
My cooking tragedies
Again bread. Try serving a loaf of bread, that when you cut it open the middle runs out. Yucky.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Absolutely Ultimate Potato Soup
At last a delicious easy soup thAt tastes like I spent hours on it. The only difference I decided was to add sage. The flavors melded together and t was delicious. I made it in the Dutch oven then transferred to the crock pot to eat when we returned from . Going to be the perfect end to a cold cold day.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 23, 2013
Squash Braid
I used Acorn Squash for this recipe. The bread is fantastic. It makes a huge loaf so I took half of it to share at work and it was gone before I could get a piece myself. Soft and slightly sweet on the inside and "just right" crunchy outside.

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2010
Summer Squash Bread
This was a wonderful way to use up the squash in the garden. Soft and almost sweet bread.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2010

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