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Grandma Dot

Grandma Dot
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Living In: Nikiski, Alaska, USA
Member Since: Sep. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Gardening, Fishing, Hunting, Photography, Reading Books
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About this Cook
My husband and I have 6 grown children and 23 grandchildren (so far). We live in a rural area of Alaska and have a self sustaining garden. Try to keep a freezer full of moose, caribou, halibut and salmon. Wanting to learn more about our wild mushrooms, berries, rose hips, chamomile and other edible vegetation.
My favorite things to cook
We love anything greek, italian, mexican, japanese and comfort foods with less fat and carbs (challenging). Basic steak and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With such a big family and diversified ethnic foods each son or daughter in-laws bring to the table who knows what the next big meal will bring.
My cooking triumphs
My husband and I have always liked the Japanese culture of eating. Though "raw" in sushi is not our cup of oolong tea, I have come up with some wonderful sushi recipes using smoked salmon, cooked crab, fully grilled tuna, steamed halibut, egg and even all veggie. Besides it's fun to roll up some sushi together in the kitchen with a cup or sake.
My cooking tragedies
Again, with such a big family they each have their favorite traditional meals and to try to get them to open up to new recipes can be very challenging. I'm going to propose that once every so often everyone, at the same time, has to bring a new dish to a family gathering.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
I wanted to try this recipe because many of my 23 grandchildren have been asking me to teach them to cook. So I made a "trial" batch alone first. Mine came out perfect with spice cake and apricot filling. Because pie crust by scratch can be challenging, I decided to use refrigerated pie dough that you roll out so their first attempts would be easier. I had five of the girls try theirs first and then four of the boys, each choosing flavor options They all came out perfect and each had a great time. I think my favorite combination was the chocolate cake with hot fudge filling and buttered toasted nuts on top. This was so easy to make and scrumptious that all I had to really do was sit back and wait for my tastes of each :o)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 13, 2008
Apple Crumble Pie
I made this yummy pie last night using suggestions from others. Mixing the sugar and cinnamon with the apples, I also added about 3 tbls of flour. I baked it about an hour at 325 degrees which gave me a perfect crust and apples. Dutch crumb apple pie is my husbands favorite and he said there wasn't a thing he'd change (he said this after his second piece in 30 mins!)

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 23, 2003

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