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Country Girl


Country Girl
 
Home Town: Derry, New Hampshire, USA
Living In: Arroyo Grande, California, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2005
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Dessert
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Photography, Music, Genealogy, Charity Work
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Me
About this Cook
Former professional caterer, now (believe it or not) a licensed practicing cosmetologist with a salon in Grover Beach CA.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake...especially around the holidays!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am first generation born in the United States. My parents are fron the french providence of Quebec, Canada. I was raised on French-Canadian food which consists of lots of maple syrup and comfort food. I make Toutire which is a french meat pie and a Busche de Noel, which is a yule log made around the holidays.
My cooking triumphs
EVERYTHING I have ever entered in the local County Fair I have been awarded FIRST PRIZE. I have never won Best in Fair...I covet that award...maybe someday.
My cooking tragedies
I was once featured in the TASTE OF HOME magazine with a story of the first pecan pie I had ever made. I thought that in order to determine the doneness of a pie in the oven that it had to be firm in the middle...you know...like a cake....well, after the THIRD hour of cooking, and the pie getting black on top I took it out of the oven....once it cooled it hardened has hard as PEANUT BRITTLE! We had to use a hand saw to cut it! Oops! I make the BEST pecan pie now...live and learn!
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Vanilla Ice Cream II
Wow! BEST Vanilla Ice Cream I've EVER had! But then instead of using vanilla extract, I used THREE vanilla beans! My husband does NOT like vanilla Ice Cream but he RAVED over this one and wanted more!

34 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 29, 2005
 
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