CooperCook Profile - (1566684)

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Home Town: Algonquin, Illinois, USA
Living In: Granville County, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2003
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Music, Wine Tasting
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homemade chicken, veggie and noodle soup
Mac and cheese
Fall '10 tablescape
About this Cook
I love cooking, and I try to make something new for dinner as often as possible. I also love cooking for our friends on the weekends. I started cooking in college and have loved it and have been getting better ever since.
My favorite things to cook
Everything! Especially appetizers.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Anything German (since my entire family is from Germany and they have great recipes). My husband never liked sauerkraut until he tried mine! (The trick is rinsing it off - you lose so much of the sour taste.)
My cooking triumphs
Many from this site, like chicken enchilada dip and grilled garlic artichokes. And many from my mom, like tomato pie and chicken paprikash. Whenever I get a compliment on my cooking I consider it a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
I wanted to try making the German hamburgers my great grandma (Oma) used to make. Since she is no longer living, my mom gave me the recipe. Everything was easy about making it, except for adding the salt. Oma, my grandma and my mom would always taste the uncooked pork to tell if it was seasoned enough. Since I was not going to eat raw pork, and I didn't think of cooking just a small piece to taste test, I just guessed about the amount. Well, I guessed wrong, and it was so salty I had to throw it out.
Recipe Reviews 176 reviews
Melt-In-Your-Mouth Meat Loaf
Delicious as is!

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Reviewed On: Jun. 23, 2015
Quinoa and Black Beans
Great recipe. I used one can of beans but would like to try it with two.

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Reviewed On: Jun. 10, 2014
Egg Foo Yung II
This was SO good! Just like take-out. I left out the mushrooms and used only pork but know it would be great as written too.

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Reviewed On: Feb. 26, 2014
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