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Home Town: Sacramento, California, USA
Living In: West Chester, Ohio, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2012
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Camping, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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Sep. 18, 2013 5:23 pm 
Mexican Food and BackflipsIt was 1979. The United States Gymnastics’ Federation was having its annual convention in St. Louis. I’d been recruited to coach gymnastics in 1974 in Lima Ohio. Was my life goal to coach gymnastics? No. It just worked out that way. That year 1979, gymnastics looked… MORE
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About this Cook
My father was career military. Running our household kitchen began for me when I was 16 . . . the first year was a catastrophe but by the time I was 18 planning meals, grocery shopping . . . had it down. Got to be employed at Walt Disney World in 5 different jobs in 'foods' - great learning, worked with a few fine chefs.
My favorite things to cook
Baking - that can be made into 'art'
My favorite family cooking traditions
When fasting – breaking the fast with noodles made from scratch – rolled out – then incorporated into Fettuccini Alfredo When my oldest was a child in Columbus OH - serious art of Christmas cookies - decorated intensely – that grew into friends coming over to do Easter cookies, Halloween cookies Thanksgiving cookies – and so much fun. When my youngest was little I made some chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips – he said no more birthday cakes he wanted the cupcakes. The second birthday chocolate cupcakes being pinched for time – I had the kids frost and decorate the cupcakes. It was such a hit – we did that for years.
My cooking triumphs
I had the patience to make croissants from scratch – ugh . . . generally what I do is work a recipe until the recipe works . . .today with the internet – oh – it is sooooooooooo great to find information and share experiences. I like to make something edible visually beautiful.
My cooking tragedies
In high school in Tampa FL my dad stationed at MacDill AFB trained Iranian Air Force officers. One day he called telling me we were hosting a party that weekend and prepare for it . . . panicking I called my grandmother in St. Louis . . . “Get an electric knife and buy a ham.” More than half the guests were Iranians . . . I learned their religion forbids ham. Half ate the ham and drank the beer!!
Recipe Reviews 78 reviews
Coconut Macaroons III
Great - simple - fast. I made them about 1/2 a tablespoon in size - much smaller than directed. Baked 8-10 minutes (watched to see when a little brown around the edges). I used unsweetened coconut. Those who are lovers of coconut – LOVED THESE!

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Reviewed On: May 2, 2015
Chili Dog Casserole II
I ALWAYS read reviews before cooking, and followed many suggestions, used what I had & my husband’s picky criteria. Made for 4, Hebrew National hot dogs are favorites, and had on hand. Cut hotdogs down middle, added small slices of x sharp cheddar, broiled till cheese was melted. (I maintained regular oven rack place for general baking.) Removed hot dogs from casserole, then greased casserole pan with olive oil. Moved to Cincinnati recently, ‘Skyline Chili’ is all over Cincinnati. Local stores carry their chili canned. I had a can. No beans, good for my husband will eat NO beans! I combined 1/3 quinoa with 2/3 rice. When combination was cooked I added about 2 ounces of Skyline Chili. Put combination on bottom of casserole. Putting hot dogs in tortilla shells –added about a tbsp. chili to each, rolled up, laid in casserole. Set oven at 400. Covered casserole with remaining chili (½ a can) spread on all surfaces, baked 7-10 minutes – removed –sprinkled ¼ cup extra sharp cheddar shredded, back in oven till cheese was melted. My husband did not leave a scintilla of quinoa or rice . . . and he never mentioned anything. Nothing means good. This is added to the ‘husband will eat’ relatively short list!

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Reviewed On: Mar. 10, 2015
Chicken and Bacon Fajitas
Looking at what I had in my refrigerator inventory – I had bacon bits and skinless boneless chicken breasts – then looked on this site for recipes. This one I worked with tonight. Had regular tomatoes and green peppers, my husband won’t eat anything with mushrooms . . . and is not a fan of cilantro. So, first cooked chicken with garlic and onion powder and homemade taco seasoning (Allrecipe Taco Seasoning I - better than store bought. control salt) , removed from pan, took bacon bits (not imitation bacon) put in pan added a wee bit of water – till it steamed – then added cut up onion and green peppers. Sliced chicken – added to pan then added cut up tomato. Served with fresh cut up onion, tomato, salsa, shredded cheese, was pleased to find this recipe that worked great with what I had in stock!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 19, 2015
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