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Home Town: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Colonial Heights, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2003
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Walking, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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My favorite family cooking traditions
I was raised in PA (Pennsylvania) and I'm sure the locals understand that one... I grew up near Lancaster County--where the Amish reside. My favorite dish is called Hog Maw which has become a family tradition. My Grandmother (Ma) would chop potatoes and cabbage for hours to fill several pig stomachs. Ma would then bake it for hours; it's an all-day affair. As a child, I abhorred the idea, Pig stomach, hated the smell, and refused to eat it. My Mom tried to make a "sausage casserole" once and I of course refused to eat it since I knew it was a pig's stomach based upon the smell; GROSS! However, being in the Army for the past ten + years has changed my life. My first assignment was Korea. I tried Korean food and loved it. So, while I was on leave from Korea and in PA, I finally decided to try Hog Maw and loved it! Now, whenever I am on leave, Ma makes Hog Maw for me. My ENTIRE family knows that when Ma needs to go to the local butcher for a pig’s stomach, Lori’s coming home!
My cooking tragedies
My 1st Thanksgiving in Korea. I invited a college friend to my apartment for Dinner. I bought a 4 lb. turkey. The turkey was frozen when I bought it and although I tried to defrost it in my fridge, on Thanksgiving Day, it was still frozen. So, Thanksgiving morning, I pulled it out of the fridge and put it in my sink filled with water. When I returned home from church, my Korean cat was eating through the plastic and eating the raw turkey! I called Shawn and he told me to cut away the chewed meat and cook it. (What else are you going to do? It’s not like you can go to WalMart!) So, I stuffed the turkey and hours later we ate a turkey that the cat enjoyed first. I guess with all the stress I forgot to add water to the stuffing…We had to throw it away. Shawn didn’t like my creamy mashed potatoes, he prefers chunks and then he said that he hated sweet potatoes. But after one bit, they became his favorite!
Recipe Reviews 258 reviews
Zucchini Cakes
Modified slightly based upon ingredients on hand: unseasoned bread crumbs, less Old Bay, Dijon vs. regular mustard, add parsley and onions. I also pan fried versus baked. Modified recipe follows: 2 cups shredded zucchini, 1 cup UNSEASONED bread crumbs, 1 egg, 1 T. mayo, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, 3/4 T. Old Bay Seasoning, 2 T. onions, 1 tsp. parsley or fresh parsley Squeeze dry zucchini. Mix egg, onion, mayo, OLD Bay, mustard, and parsley in bowl. Add zucchini, bread crumbs, mix well. Shape into 8 patties, 1/4 c. each. Heat 1 T. oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Add 4 crab cakes. Cook 3 mins. per side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining patties, add oil as needed.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 26, 2015
Blueberry Salad
Not a quick dessert. Needs time to set up. I refrigerated the jello/pineapple/blueberry combination overnight. 1. I used one 6 oz. package of raspberry jello. 2. I drained the pineapple for several hours and used the remaining pineapple juice with water to equal the 2 cups. 3. I added a can of blueberry pie filling, crushed pineapple, and one extra cup of fresh blueberries to the jello. 4. Refrigerate overnight. 5. Made the topping as directed. Garnished with blueberries. Great for a family reunion dessert or party.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 1, 2015
Aimee's Mashed Cauliflower 'Potatoes'
I modified the recipe to use 4 cups cooked cauliflower, 1/2 c. Betty Crocker Butter and Herb mashed potato flakes, 1/2 c. milk, 4 tsp. margarine, 1/2 c. cheese. After boiling the cauliflower for approximately 8 minutes, I pureed it in my food processor then added the flakes, milk, and margarine; processed again then added the cheese. I did not take the extra time to bake the potatoes because my 2 year old niece wanted a taste and ended up eating two bowls. Four cups of cauliflower only made approximately three servings so I had to make a second batch immediately. Delicious! I didn't add salt or pepper due to the extra flavoring in the mashed potatoes. I will definitely make again!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 27, 2014
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