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Home Town: Bancroft, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Singer, Louisiana, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I am a wife, mother, teacher, and cat-lover. I live in the country on a non-working farm with a dozen quarter horses and a few head of cattle. My husband is retired from the petroleum industry and my son is a perpetual student. I love my job working with significantly disabled kids, but the paperwork is a killer.
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy making comfort foods for my family, but adding a twist to them somtimes. I love cooking with seafood, making tender roasts, using fresh garden veggies, and creating desserts that everyone asks for again.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family gets together for major holidays and I usually cook most of the meals. Carrot souffle at Thanksgiving, baked ham at Christmas, and a giant gumbo for Easter are just a few of our traditional dishes.
My cooking triumphs
I once made a cake covered with a fluffy icing and smothered with fresh fruits. It was sold at a charity bake sale for $85!!
My cooking tragedies
Electric cooktops are not always as responsive as we might want them to be. I have been known to burn things unintentionally. It's now the neighborhood joke that dinner is served at my house when you hear the smoke alarm.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Creole Okra
I've been making a similar recipe for many years. Mine is probably a bit more fattening, as I use bacon drippings rather than oil. And as some other reviewers mention, I use Rotel tomatoes. I don't use thyme, and I always add a sprinkle of sugar to cut the acid of the tomatoes. This is how my Creole aunt taught me.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 2, 2012
Spicy Sausage and Rice Casserole
This recipe is a little like my own for Skillet Cabbage Unrolls, although mine uses less ingredients and requires no baking, so it is ready in about 30 minutes. Check out my version if you are interested...

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Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2011
This is like my recipe for Smothered Potatoes and Sausage, but I tried this version and found it didn't have that "down-home" flavor that I prefer. Maybe if you added a bit of garlic...

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Reviewed On: May 20, 2011

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