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Home Town: Andalusia, Alabama, USA
Living In: New Baden, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am the wife of an Active Duty Air Force member and he is about to retire in Feb 2011 after 22.5 years of service. We lived in Italy for 4 years and had our son there too. He is 12yrs old and the light of our lives!! I grew up in South Alabama and learned to cook mostly from my Grandmother Frances. When we lived in italy, I learned to cook Northern Italian cuisine and we have never let it go!! What a wonderful life-changing experience we had there. We miss it everyday! We live in Southern Illinois and have been here for 10 years. I love to cook and my family reaps the benefits!!
My favorite things to cook
Italian pasta Breakfast Roasted vegetables in the oven Bone-in ribeyes Holiday Baking
My favorite family cooking traditions
We have a WONDERFUL grits casserole every Christmas morning with my parents from Alabama. Homemade biscuits are a must too. Before Christmas gets here, my son and I love to make yummy homemade sugar cookies and we decorate them together!
My cooking triumphs
Learning how to step out of my "cooking box" and stay open minded to new things and ways of cooking. This allows me to keep our meals new and interesting.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Rich Chocolate Truffle Pie
VERY rich and almost a dark chocolate flavor because there is so much chocolate in it. Texture is fabulous.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 8, 2011
Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding
OMG--Just like the thick hot chocolate in Italy!! We lived in Northern Italy for 4 years and raved about the thick creamy hot chocolate--well, this is IT!!! Thank you SO MUCH for this--took me and my family "Back to the Italian Dolomite Mountains" and the beautiful time we had there!!!!! NEEDS NO ALTERATIONS!!!!!!!!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 18, 2011
Pecan Pie
I just made this pecan pie for Christmas and I have to say it was the BEST pecan pie I've made to date!! Wonderful texture--stayed together well and was not too sweet. No modifications to this one! I'm a Southern Alabama girl originally and let me tell you, I've had many great pecan pies in the South--but not one of them beat this one!!! EXCELLENT!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2010

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