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Theresa Smith

Theresa Smith
Home Town: Ossining, New York, USA
Living In: Christiansburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Quilting, Gardening, Reading Books
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About this Cook
born and raised in Ossining NY. Moved to a farm in Cranesville PA. then to Arizona. Love to cook and to garden (cause I can cook what I grow). I have been cooking since I was 8 years old. My mom always had to work so I would come home from school and start dinner so it would be almost done when she got home. I could read when I was around 3 years old so I could read and follow a recipe. I now live in Christiansburg VA. as you can probably tell, I like small towns the best.
My favorite things to cook
I am Sicilian so Mediterranean food is my favorite. I make great meatballs. According to my friends and family, they are the world's best. Also fabulous lasagne, and all Italian food. My pie crust is to die for. Also great cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Lamb on Easter, Italian desserts on Christmas, corned beef and cabbage and Irish Soda bread on St. Patrick's day.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Cornmeal Mush
It is kind of hard to review something as simple to make as this. I am 69 years old and got my recipe from my grandmother who used to make fried mush all the time. She was a great home-style cook who raised her family during the depression so cheap was her most important word. The best way to cook mush is boil water and add mush and cold water mixture while stirring. This eliminates any lumps. I needed the ratio of water to mush. We prefer to fry the mush in bacon grease as this adds some flavor. I like mine with lots of butter and salt and pepper. Everyone else likes butter and syrup or honey. That's a little to sweet for me first thing in the AM. You can add sausage to the mush before it's fried. It can be a dinner dish with chili on it or tomato sauce with chicken or italian sausage. You don't need to fry it. It is good in a bowl with butter, with or without sugar. It is really versatile and cheap and easy. Use your imagination to make many meals with mush as the basis. Have fun and bon appetite.

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Reviewed On: Jul. 22, 2011

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