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Susan Cooper

Susan Cooper
Home Town: Yoncalla, Oregon, USA
Living In: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2002
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Vegetarian
Hobbies: Camping, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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Me & Mom
About this Cook
I'm a Navy wife not to mention a shibby cookin/anime/gaming/bookworm/music lovin' kind of gal, enjoy my art and traveling as well. Currently living in Eastern Pennsylvania and feeling homesick often for my Oregon.
My favorite things to cook
I love trying all kinds of new foods but the fun ones to cook are the ones I can't taste. I'm highly allergic to Kiwi and slightly to Peppers but that doesn't stop me from making great dishes for everyone else that include these spicy/fruity surprises. I love knowing I can still cook great food without even tasting it!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad is a professional chef but while he was away working I spent my days in the kitchen with my mom. She came from a family that worked hard all day and ate good in the evenings, so cooking home-style classics was an everyday occurrence. I also really enjoy spending time with nephews and girlfriends during the holidays coming up with new tasty treats.
My cooking triumphs
Definitely could put a few here. I've entered a lot of local county competitions over the years and done well there, (mostly in baking and soups/stews). But I'd have to say my pride and joy are my not so traditional chicken and dumplings, or any dumplings. When you want the dumpling queen you'll be looking for me (j/k)
My cooking tragedies
I've always had a fondness for ham and bean soup. My mom made this all the time and I finally decided I would give it a go. Only thing is I tried to do it from memory. The night rolled onto include a selection of wrong spices and over done cook times, needless to say my husband and me ate out that night. My worst baking disaster was a batch of Smore's Brownies for the Navy Bake Sale, didn't try the recipe before hand and it seemed more complicated than the instruction led on to be. Thankfully I had backups!
Recipe Reviews 9 reviews
Feta Chicken
Tweaked this to perfection! Cooked this exactly like I do our shake and bakes. After pounding the chicken out, threw the bread crumbs and some extra itlian seasonings into a ziplock and coated the chicken. Then folded in the feta. Topped with some olive oil and cooked at 400* for 20-25 mins (keeps the chicken moist while getting cooked all the way through), if bone-in try 40-45 mins. Served over Fettucini Alfredo for some added flavor. Will make again, may add sun-dried tomatoes next time.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 1, 2007
Toad In a Hole
Wow this one took me back, Eggs in a Hold from my parts. This was one of the first recipes my mom taught me out of her Betty Crocker. I butter both sides of the bread just like with my grilled cheese sammys. Never tried the cheese before though, nice touch. Great to do on a camping trip! (Often have ^^)

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 27, 2007
Apple Crisp II
This is a really nice and easy version. In fact this has a special place for me because its the first thing I made for my hubby to be! It was a thank you gift that hit him in all the right ways! ~_^

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 21, 2006

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