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OkieDirt


OkieDirt
 
Home Town: Oklahoma, USA
Living In: Oklahoma, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2004
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking
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About this Cook
The more simplified my life is, the happier I am. "Have less, live more" is what I constantly strive for in this crazy materialistic world.
My favorite things to cook
I'll start with my favorite season to cook... fresh garden season. I love a beautiful balance of color on my plate and I prefer grilling my meats. My favorite things to cook, then, are grilled meats with heapings of fresh garden delights.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving brings everyone around the table. I enjoy cooking Thanksgiving dinner and I keep it basic and traditional, no conglomeration of casseroles and difficult food. I prepare a basic non stuffed turkey, fresh vegetables of green beans, corn, mashed potatoes. Dressing, gravy, fresh cranberry sauce and bread add to the basics of this meal. Dessert is just as simple, pumpkin and apple pie. To me, these foods just go together well. It's Easy, basic and the everyone enjoys it leaving the table satisfied rather than sick from too many mixtures of flavors.
My cooking triumphs
A created a healthy cookie from scratch on a whim. A little this and a little of that. They were a success and my fellow co-workers raved over them. Unfortunately, I didn't right anything down and I have no idea how I made this yummy healthy cookies. Hmmm, was that a triumph or not. Dang, what was in that recipe!
My cooking tragedies
I can't make a grilled cheese sandwich to save my life! I burn it every time!
Recipe Reviews 13 reviews
Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast
This is an easy main dish with a good flavor. The first time I made this I kept to the recipe even though I was skeptical about the sugar. It did end up too sweet for our liking. The second time I only added a tablespoon of the sugar and it ended up much better for us.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2014
Potato Cake
I love these as a way to make use of leftover mashed potatoes.I follow the recipe exact and my family loves them.

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Reviewed On: Apr. 15, 2014
Alfredo Sauce
Cooked as directed except I had about a third less Parmesan than was called for; however, it was still wonderful. Served as a chicken Alfredo over fettuccini noodles...and the crowd roared. ;-)

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Reviewed On: Apr. 9, 2014
 
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