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Beth J. Bates

Beth J. Bates
Home Town: Milton, West Virginia, USA
Living In: Bentonville, Virginia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Asian, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Dog rescuer, tattoo'd & proud, problem solver, goth & industrial music lover, blogger, web & marketing madwoman, social media junkie, me=big girl geek. I work with businesses and nonprofits on strategy, tactics and social media tool selection. I help folks create effective ways to leverage these mediums to meet business and marketing goals while engaging their customers. How can I help you?
My favorite things to cook
Spaghetti - hands down. I love to test different kinds of marinara, different spices, different tomatoes, yum. Cookies are a close second.
My favorite family cooking traditions
On New Year's Day my mom used to put a dime in the fried cabbage. Whoever found the dime was guaranteed good luck for a year. My family would always have to let me find the dime otherwise I would pout like a spoiled brat. =)
My cooking triumphs
Cooking at all. I really never liked to cook. Once I moved out of my apartment and into a house with a proper kitchen, I started to cook and began enjoying it. Since then, we have moved into a house in a rural community with not a lot of good restaurants. We are doing a lot more cooking and I'm digging it. I'm looking forward to the spring when we can start visiting the farmer's market for fresh veggies and meat.
My cooking tragedies
One night I made Chicken Cacciatore which was tasty, but there was some left over so I left it in the pan on the stove. My husband had hurt his hand so I went upstairs with him to help him bandage it. While upstairs, we heard our four dogs going nuts downstairs and quickly realized that they had gotten into the chicken. I ran down the stairs and slipped and fell, breaking my ankle in two places. Since then, Chicken Cacciatore has been nicknamed "Chicken Catastrophe".
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Japanese Potsticker Dip
Wow - this sauce is excellent. At first I thought it was a little too hot, but it actually really goes well with potstickers. I added about 1/2 tbsp of minced fresh ginger to top it off. Really delicious.

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 21, 2009

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