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Home Town: Martin, South Dakota, USA
Living In: Spearfish, South Dakota, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2010
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I was raised by my grandmother, who always wanted to make sure I could fend for myself in the kitchen. And, being Native American, some of my heritage definitely comes through in my tastes and cooking styles.
My favorite things to cook
I prefer making desserts, baking and making side dishes. I've recently begun brave enough to try yeast breads and meats for main courses.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We were always about bread and variety at our house. Every meal consisted of a main dish, two side dishes, and some sort of bread. Almost everything was made from scratch, and a lot of the ingredients came from commodities since we were very poor. I don't tend to cook with a lot of spices, because those were not things we had very often - they were simply an expense we could not afford! So most of my seasoning is limited to basic salt-and-pepper style.
My cooking triumphs
Nothing will ever beat the thrill of successfully making frybread for the first time. It's sort of a right of passage in the households where we're from, and we all know how intimidating yeast bread can be.
My cooking tragedies
I have made some truly horrific desserts before, but nothing will ever beat the brownies I made once for Christmas. It was a new recipe that seemed okay, but called for yogurt as its twist. They were the most disgusting chocolate confection I've ever made.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Stew
Delicious. I did leave out the celery salt and bullion cubes, and substituted garlic powder for the garlic salt. I also cut the pepper back to about a teaspoon and a half. I will definitely be making this again.

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Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2014
One Bowl Chocolate Fudge
I add a couple tablespoons of butter to this to give it a little shine and a very smooth texture. A really rich recipe that should definitely be taken in small portions, but so good!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 1, 2011

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