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Home Town: Canyon Lake, Texas, USA
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About this Cook
I am a happily married mother of three wonderful kids. I love to bake much more then cook and have little imagination when it comes to "real food".
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake pretty much anything. I do love soups and stews so I try to make a lot of those kinds of things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Both of my grandmothers were wonderful cooks each in their own way. I wish every day that I had spent more time learning from them. My father's mother made wonderful chicken and dumplings, roast, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and meatloaf. My mother's mother always had fresh ingredients because she had a huge garden and kept chickens. It was so much fun to check for eggs and dig for potatoes when I was a kid! She also lived way out in the country and hunted so I always loved her battered and fried venison with mashed potatoes and cream gravy. So good!Sliced onions and tomatoes accompanied every meal.
My cooking triumphs
My first holiday meal that was a huge success. I was so proud of myself because everything was so good and my mother said that my Grandmommie would have been very proud! Also, I made several pies for a pie sale at my kid's school recently (with a lot of help from allrecipes.com lol)and they all sold very quickly and nobody died from food poisoning ha ha ha!
My cooking tragedies
When I made a recipe for dinner with friends without trying it out first. It was awful and I was very embarassed. Everyone was nice about it but still.....
Recipe Reviews 24 reviews
Applesauce Bread I
I tweaked this recipe a lot and the end result was fabulous! After reading other reviews I added 2 tsps. of apple pie spice, 1/4 tsp. of ground cloves, a tsp. of salt, and 2 tsps. of baking soda. I completely omitted the baking powder. I also cut the oil down to 1/2 cup and added a 1/2 cup of sour milk (buttermilk substitute made by putting a 1/2 Tbls. of vinegar and adding enough milk to equal 1/2 cup). Sour cream just seemed like it would be too much moisture on top of the applesauce and oil. I also added chopped walnuts instead of raisins because of personal preference. My husband said it was really good, and I agreed! I will be making several loaves to give out as Christmas gifts.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2013
Valentino's Pizza Crust
My kids love pizza so I usually buy them frozen. After just making this recipe a few minutes ago I will NEVER buy frozen pizza again! This is by far the best and easiest pizza crust I have ever made. It blows Jay's Signature Pizza Crust out of the water, and I didn't even have to knead it! It has all the texture and flavor we love with none of the work! It rises in the oven like a dream, and the best part is there are no artificial ingredients, just homemade goodness. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! And since my very picky 12 year old is home sick today it has been kid tested and given a high approval rating!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2011
Classic Macaroni Salad
Macaroni salad is traditionally a sweeter salad than other pasta salads. That being said I thought this was really good, but I did tweak it a little. I cut way down on the onion, to around a 1/4 cup (personal preference!), and like others I cut down on the sugar and added some sweet relish. I didn't have any green peppers so I cut up some baby carrots for extra crunch, and added 3 boiled eggs at the suggestion of other reviewers. I also put in a small jar of pimento stuffed olives because I love them. I added the celery too and the result was delicious! Everyone has different tastes and tweaks recipes accordingly, but had I made this following the recipe to a T I'm sure it would have been just as good!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 30, 2011

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