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Home Town: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Knitting, Gardening, Hiking/Camping, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I'm a busy flight nurse with limited time, so I like to try meals which are not only healthy and tasty, but easy to prepare.
My favorite things to cook
I try lots of chicken recipes, desserts, and casseroles. I also make time for home canning, making jams, pickles, etc.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every Christmas, one of us kids (I have four siblings) will host the family Christmas party. The host determines the main course (I like to do prime rib) then everyone else contributes the side dishes. This makes for an easier meal for the hostess. I have often hoped that we'd try lots of new recipes this way, but the same old favorites keep showing up. That's okay, though... there's a good reason that they are favorites!
My cooking triumphs
Never having anyone treated in the Emergency Department after eating one of my meals!
My cooking tragedies
The summer we married, I decided to impress my new husband with a turkey dinner with all the trimmings (like Thanksgiving in August). Bad choice! It was 90 degrees in the non-air-conditioned apartment when I STARTED to cook! My hubby sure was impressed when he got home from work to find turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes etc. I was too hot and cranky to serve dinner, so we ate out that night. Eighteen years later, he teases me every summer about our "traditional" August turkey.
Recipe Reviews 52 reviews
Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
Amazing! Everyone loved it. I used the kale salad from Costco, microwaved 30 seconds, threw some cherry tomatoes in the salad and added mixed garlic to the dressing (suggestions from other reviewers). I will make this again and again. Thanks for a great recipe!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 3, 2015
Mom's Potato Latkes
Excellent, and just like my Mom's. She made these frequently during Lent as a side dish with salmon patties and stewed tomatoes. I was missing Mom last night and craving this meal, and I was very happy with how the latkes turned out. I layered the shredded potatoes with paper towels in a large bowl to absorb the excess moisture, which worked well. Thanks for a great recipe, one that I'll make for years.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 23, 2015
Maryland Crab Cakes II
Pretty good, but bland, as written. I'll definitely make this again but next time I'll add some minced onion and Old Bay seasoning.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 19, 2015

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