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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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About this Cook
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 223 reviews
Chuck's Favorite Mac and Cheese
The recipe calls for 8 oz. not a BOX of macaroni; my mistake but that's why it was dry and others rate it the same. I pureed the cottage cheese with 1/2 cup milk but it still wasn't creamy; probably because I used a box of macaroni and not 8 oz. I will try this recipe again but want others to read and rate this recipe accordingly.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
Fire-Roasted Tomato and Spinach Pasta
Used two overly ripe tomatoes and a jar of pickled jalapeno juice, dried onion powder, and dried garlic powder; simmered then added the box of creamed spinach. Very good.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
Banana Banana Bread
I added 1 tsp. vanilla. I poured the batter into a 12 cupcake pan. I baked it at 325 for approximately 30 minutes. Good but not sweet enough for our liking. Perhaps a brown sugar topping would make it five stars?

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Sep. 15, 2014
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