TIMCRAFT Profile - Allrecipes.com (18003685)

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Home Town: Normal, Illinois, USA
Living In: Peoria, Illinois, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
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In the kitchen again!
About this Cook
I recently had bariatric surgery and lost 165 pounds, but I still love to cook. I just can a lot of it and give it away to family and friends now. Makes great little "care packages" and nice for all to have on hand.
My favorite things to cook
I love feeding big meals to good friends.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Each year I cook the turkey for thanksgiving. I do the Alton Brown brining method and it has become a wonderful time for all. My parents are older now and they really are glad I cook the turkey, the dressing, and the sweet potato casserole for the whole gathering. My three sisters fill in the other side dishes. It lets us still have the family gathering without burdening our mother with the whole thing. It's by far the happiest week of my whole year!
My cooking triumphs
I have really mastered the art of home canning. I use a pressure cooker with Mason Jars, and can many foods for use on busy days, or for taking to work and micro-waving quickly. I love to can chili, beef stew, beef stroganoff, chicken & noodles, ham and beans, and many other foods. So handy to have on hand AND fun to give away to friends.
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
I'll tell you what! I haven't had pancakes in years, but I was watching something on the food network and they were showing pancakes. I got an instant craving! I found this recipe and whipped it up quick. Very easy. I followed the recipe EXACTLY. The truth is; I have NEVER had better pancakes at home, IHOP, or any restaurant that were aas good as these. Very fluffy and slightly sweet. These are FANTASTIC. Do not alter the recipe...

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 7, 2012
Quick and Easy Pizza Crust
It costs pleanty to make a really good pizza. You might as well have the best crust you can. This one works every time. I add 1 tsp of garlic powder for a garlic crust. Perfect!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2011
Turkey Dressing Bread
This is an excellent bread. Cube it up a little larger than the cubes you buy in a bag and you'll never have better dressing! Also makes a wonderful bread for the leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwiches!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 14, 2011

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