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Home Town: So. Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Living In: Mena, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Aug. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy
Hobbies: Sewing, Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I'm a 4'11" white haired, blue eyed widow lady with a dog and a 16 yr old goose. Love camping and fishing, but not hunting. Sewing for Toys for Tots or making wooden toys used to be my passion, but no longer have the energy to do it.
My favorite things to cook
Love to bake breads, cook ethnic dishes, healthy foods (no high cholesterol and must be heart healthy). I'm tryng lamb dishes now, and found out lamb can be delicious. Didn't like it as a kid.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We've alwasys been bread bakers and given bread to people that couldn't bake for themselves. My mother baked wonderful breads, made her own mincemeat, canned a lot of foods, and preserved meats and fish by drying, canning or pickling. Remember no refrigeration or electric. Loved the wood stove, tho.
My cooking triumphs
Making a Thanksgiving dinner for 40 new realtives when I got married, My mother-in-law thought I'd not be able to cook. I made all the main dishes, with most of the realtives bringing pot-luck items to "round out" my menu. Mom bragged on me after that! And I didn't have to do the dishes!
My cooking tragedies
Tryng to make mashed potatoes out of a box. Will never attempt that again. Yuk!! Thank goodness it was all MY relatives. Had to start from scratch and make dinner late.
Recipe Reviews 4 reviews
Rice and Raisin Breakfast Pudding
I am 76 years old and have eaten this (with many variations) since I was knee-high to a gnat. There ae so many ways you can vary it, and if it doesn't come out "right" it's because you didn't cook your rice right. Just because one person doesn't like a recipe does that make it bad. Food is all according to taste. You know, some like their foods spicy hot, others don't, etc. Adjust it to your taste or miss out on a good recipe!!

26 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 20, 2011
Homesteader Cornbread
I just took this out of the oven and had a slice. Despite the drastic change I had to make, it came out surprisingly good. Found out I had no eggs, so had to make an egg substitute with flax seed. I think if I'd beat it on a higher speed it would have been much lighter. Flavor is great, otherwise. It was just a little on the dense side. The 5 is because I know the recipe would have been perfect if I'd used real eggs

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 2, 2011
Spider Cupcakes
I love the idea for the cupcakes. Another good one you young ladies might try is meatballs set in a glass dish of deep red tomato sauce (I'd added red food color). Use carrot or pickle strips for legs, olive slices for eyes. etc. Place them in a long narrow dish with parsley sprigs for trees and bushes. I'm 75 and when my husband was alive, we came up with all kinds of crazy stuff. Friends would drop by just to see what we'd thought up. They really liked our big fat "bugs". Would love to be able to do that stuff again. I think my daughter in Washougal, WA. got the urge.

18 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 19, 2010

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