shirley Profile - (16351402)

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Home Town: Touchet, Washington, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Dessert
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I have lived in the same small town all of my life.I've been married for 44 years and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. We live on a wheat ranch in southeastern Washington State. I was the Food Service Supervisor at our school for 18 years. It is a K-12 school with an enrollment of approximately 290 students.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking. I will try just about anything. I think that baking pies would be my favorite.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family loves to get together for holidays, especially Thanksgiving. I have 2 sisters and a cousin who are all great cooks, so we all cook up a storm. Usually trying new receipes. So, it is fun to see who brings what to our meal outside of the traditional Turkey, dressing, and potatoes
My cooking triumphs
When I was a newly wed I was thrown into cooking in Harvest. We had a crew of 8-10, then we always had visitors. We had 3 large meals a day. I would plan for anywhere up to 20 people for our noon meal. I learned a great deal and tryed out lots of receipes and most of the time they were very good. I make a pie for our Lions Club Auction they have every year, and the deal is that I make the winner of the pie a pie every month for a year. There is always lots of bidding going on. I think last year it sold for $250.
My cooking tragedies
I was making chili for our school lunch one time and I accidently put cayenne pepper instead of chili powder in it. I had to be very creative in trying to take the heat out. It ended up okay, but I was pretty concerned for awhile.
Recipe Reviews 16 reviews
Pineapple Pretzel Salad
This is soooo good.. I used lemon instant pudding, and I did use a whole package.Very quick and easy. I took this to a birthday celebration and everyone who ate it loved it. I had to send the little bit that was left home with someone or I would have eaten it all. Definitely will make this again.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2014
Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies
I just made these cookies and I have to say they are the best chocolate chip cookies I have found. I have made dozens of chocolate chip cookies over the years and these top them all. The hubby and 15 year old grandson inhaled them. There are other recipes I have made recently, but this will be my choice from now on.

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Reviewed On: Mar. 29, 2014
Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
This chocolate chip cookie is so-o-o good. You have to try it. My teenage grand kids love them. I have a hard time keeping them and their Grandpa out of the dough. Definitely 5 stars !!!

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Reviewed On: Feb. 10, 2014

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