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Home Town: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Living In: Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2010
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Low Carb, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm an o-l-d lady who has travelled many ups and downs like all of us, but I'm in my golden years, having raised 2 kids, now able to relive my cherished memories with my grown children, now grandkids, and back into cooking, etc. for the grandkids.
My favorite things to cook
Variety - but since October last year, have lerned healthy eating. Modern parents are into low-cal, low-sugar, etc., so am learning to substitute in my "scratch" cooking, baking, etc. My favorite because of grkds - baking and fun breakfasts.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Polish, German, Soups, Pastries, All Sorts of Wonderful Aromas Filled Our Home. Both Mom and DAD!!! were excellent cooks and lead us to learn to eat various types of food
My cooking triumphs
First cake I ever made when I was 14. No one was making me a birthday cake, so I tried. My brother came thru and licked it and said, leave it like that. I baked it, but alas, it fell. For years, one could not BANG OR DROP THINGS OR SHUT DOORS HARD or the cake would fall. Nowadays, that doesn't happen. But, I didn't quit. Also, triumph, my first newly married Christmas dinner - Turkey + fixings. Also, married a southern guy, had to learn southern cooking, which I still do. Now I am a great cook. I triumph also with THEME CAKES. Did it for my kids, now have done two so far for
My cooking tragedies
Oops! See above.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Fruit Cocktail Drop Cookies
OMGOSH! These are absolutely the best cookies. Tasted batter before baking, and knew they'd be good. But, tasting one right from the oven, heavenly. I did not do as some chose to do, chop up fruit smaller. Keeping fruit big lets you know your biting into fruit. If smaller, then you only get the essense of flrui flavor, not true fruit. Wow! I sure lucked up finding this recipe. Love this recipe site. Wow! Wow! Wow! G-r-r-eat cookies.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 6, 2011
Bev's Chocolate Pie
Hey, the recipe doesn't say anything about "cooling" the mixture before adding eggs, although past years pies I made did require that. I rated it just so I could comment to forewarn others, but it's in the oven right now and I'm hoping all goes well. I hope if the cooling was necessary, that the recipe is corrected. Also, it says to only heat until butter melts, but others said to heat before doing so. What's what?

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 10, 2011
Best City Chicken
Discovering this recipe blew me away. Mom made for years, and so did I when I married, but married a southerner. Made it married for him, but I guess thru the years I adapted to souther style cooking . I didn't abandon yankee stuff sompletely, but this one slipped my mind. It's been years. Okay, I listened to some advice and just dredged w/flour, egg w/milk, bread crumbs. One advised to just bake on slightly greased cookie sheet (they are baking now as I speak), I used cooking spray. But, with cookie sheet, you didn't say whether or not to use tin foil. So I didn't, but little unsure cause don't want to dry out, but we'll see. I do remember mom double dipping and yes, did fall off, so didn't.

12 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 4, 2011

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