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Home Town: Magnolia, Arkansas, USA
Living In: El Dorado, Arkansas, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2001
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Needlepoint, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I was raised on Southern cooking accented with my mother's love for traditional French cuisine, and I love trying new flavors and exotic foods. Cooking is my way of expressing myself and showing others I care!
My favorite things to cook
Casseroles, skillet meals, slow cooker standbys, and any other quick "all in one" dish that fits into my busy schedule. I like Sandra Lee's "semi-homemade" philosophy of creating special meals from convenience foods - fits right into my lifestyle :-) Dessert is a top pick, too, but with a husband without much of a sweet tooth and a lack of time, I rarely fit sweets into my repertoire.
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Campbell's(R) Green Bean Casserole
This recipe is a holiday tradition that I couldn't imagine going without. I add 1/4 tsp dill weed, 1/2 tsp liquid smoke, and a dash of garlic powder for a yummy kick, and undercook my frozen green beans so they don't go to mush after they're rebaked in the casserole. Instead of stirring the milk in before it's baked, I add only as much as I think it needs after the 25 minute bake time when you're directed to stir the mixture (perhaps 1/2 - 3/4 c. at most). This prevents things from being runny while maintaining the creamy texture. Enjoy -- this one's a keeper!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 24, 2011
Barbeque Beef Casserole
This recipe was very attractive to me because of the ease of making it plus already having the ingredients in the house. I used 1 lb. ground turkey and a whole can of diced tomatoes with chilis, undrained. I added a dash of garlic powder, about 3/4 C. frozen whole kernel corn, and over half of an 18 oz. bottle of "original" flavor bbq sauce. My mixture was about the thickness of chili. I only used one box of cornbread mix, which was what I had on hand, and it was Jiffy brand (sweet). This created a crust about 1" thick, which was plenty for us. One reviewer cautioned against using sweet cornbread mixes, but I liked the way it tasted versus the zesty meat mixture. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by how easy and tasty this was, and I'll definitely make this again.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 11, 2008
Cathy's Banana Bread
This bread has a great moist texture and tastes delicious. The combination of sour cream and bananas is perfect. It's also a great jumping-off point for your own personalized additions: walnuts, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, orange peel ... you can't go wrong! The recipe yielded 4 beautiful mini-loaves for me that were done in under 45 minutes. I recommend allowing your bread to cool slightly and then immediately wrap it up in plastic wrap to seal in moisture and taste. Delish :-)

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 11, 2007

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