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Home Town: Near Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Near Chicago, Illinois, USA
Member Since: May 2000
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am a married, mother of 4. My husband and kids are great eaters. They all love homemade cooking. My husband is a wonderful cook too. I have been really blessed. He is a wonderful husband AND he really takes pride in a meal that we all enjoy. He has recently started making homemade soups....I love soup. I could eat soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner. He recently made a Chicken Sopa soup that fed me and my soul....I am a happy woman. Our house has 2 great cooks and 4 thriving children....life couldn't be better.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake. Making pies is my favorite, "feel good" activity. I love when my family eats and enjoys the pies I make. My girls and I love spending the day before Thanksgiving in the kitchen baking many different kinds of pies. The girls tell everyone that "Mom makes at least 7 different kinds of pies for Thanksgiving"....and we do....but if we didn't they would be so disappointed. They love that time as much as I do.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have always loved Thanksgiving dinner and the whole preparation of the BIG FEAST. We have a baked turkey, a deep fried turkey and a baked ham every year. My children love a corn casserole recipe handed down by their grandma. That is on the table every year as well as the Blue Cranberry Sauce recipe I got from this site. It is fabulous warm or cold. I prefer it warm with a homemade biscuit.
My cooking triumphs
My 1st Thanksgiving dinner for 20 people. Everyone walked away from the table with smiles and contented sighs. It was a BEAUTIFUL day. Now we host the family Thanksgiving dinner and I couldn't be happier!
My cooking tragedies
There were many along the way....but I never lost hope. I just kept learning as I went and now I feel comfortable cooking or baking almost anything.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Banana Crumb Muffins
This one got a "those muffins were SOOooo good" from 4 electricians traveling for work right now. My DH is away all week and comes home on weekends. I spend the week cooking and baking whatever I can for him to take back. These were a big hit and on the regular rotation for "the guys". Thanks for the recipe!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2009
A Firefighter's Meatloaf
My DH and his 3 buddies loved this meatloaf. It was a flavorful tummy filler for 4 hard working electricians. My DH is traveling for work right now. He works away all week and is home on weekends. So all week I am cruisin' recipes of food that I can make up and freeze for him to take and cook. I mixed this all up and froze it, he baked it later the next week. He said it was perfect, just what 4 hungry men were looking for! Thanks for the recipe!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 9, 2009
Blue Cranberry Sauce
I had to add a comment on this recipe. I have been making this recipe from this site for years. This recipe is now a required part of our Thanksgiving feast. It is delicious warm. I love to enjoy this the morning after Thanksgiving with a homemade biscuit. God willing I will be making this every year for 50 more years. Thank you for sharing this fabulous recipe.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 12, 2008
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