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Sugar Junkie

Sugar Junkie
Home Town: Cleve., Ohio, USA
Living In: Cleve., Ohio, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Boating, Reading Books
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About this Cook
I love to cook and share good food with friends and family! My husband of 40 years had a heart attack, so I have to self-sacrifice by eating all the fries and side dishes that land on his plate in restaurants, so he can get healthy!
My favorite things to cook
I try to use very little processed food. Most things are from scratch but take less than 30 minutes in preparation time. Some favorites are stuffed cabbage, eggplant lasagna, appetizers, spaghetti sauce - and desserts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to continue my European food traditions with a healthy more updated flair!
My cooking triumphs
My daughter was moving out of town and asked if I could help her cook a dinner at my home for a few friends. Our budget including paper goods was $100. The day before hosting this dinner my daughter updated her RSVPs to 75 guests. We threw together pasta with poached salmon, vegetarian and chicken wraps, salads, appetizer dips and desserts. 76 hungry people arrived!! We survived and everyone seemed to enjoy the food!
My cooking tragedies
When I first got married (I was very young), I had never cooked. I thought you needed to boil cubed potatoes for 3 to 4 hours. My pot caught on fire, pot holders caught on fire and I almost burned down our apartment!!!
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Neat Sloppy Joes
I’ve made this recipe for years. Here are some tried and tested suggestions. First, make sure your beef is extra lean. After browning the beef, remove the beef from the pot and drain the excess grease. Second, Campbell’s Tomato Soup is much better in this recipe than using tomato sauce. However, check the sodium on the can (480 mg) - you won’t need to add any salt to this recipe. Thirdly, if you use Heinz ketchup, you don’t need to add vinegar. Heinz has more vinegar than Hunts Ketchup. Lastly, I happen to like chopped celery in this recipe. It adds an extra layer of flavor. You can always whirl it in a processor if you don’t want chopped pieces. And, if you don’t like sweet flavors, just cut back on the sugar. My family and friends love this recipe. It's a keeper!

16 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 12, 2011
Sour Cream Chicken Quiche
For vegetarians (who won't eat poultry), I've made a similar Sour Cream TUNA Quiche for years with a couple of variations. Instead of chicken, use 9 oz. canned tuna, drained and flaked, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup sour cream, no flour, no nutmeg and no green pepper. Use 1/2 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Mozz. cheese (instead of Swiss), 1/4 t salt, 1/4 t pepper. Into this mixture, stir 1/2 of a 6 oz can (3 oz) French fried onions (instead of using chopped onion). Sprinkle the remaining canned fried onions on top of the quiche before baking. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and pour ingredients into an unbaked 9" deep pie shell. Place in oven and immediately reduce the temperature to 300 degrees. Bake 1 hour. A family and potluck favorite!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 2, 2011
Fudge Pie
Love the taste, however the filling fell as it cooled!! Made two pies and they both fell. I could not serve the pies this way to company and since I was having a guest who cannot have dairy such as Cool Whip, I went to the store and bought Rich's Non Dairy Whipped Topping (defrosted and whipped the topping) and spread it on the "sunken" pies. Added fresh raspberries to the topping and received oo's and ah's. Next time, I will double the filling recipe as suggested. By the way, I froze the left-overs even with the topping.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2010
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