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evian257


evian257
 
Home Town: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Living In: Florissant, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Reading Books, Music
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Dec. 24, 2011 12:00 pm 
Updated: Dec. 29, 2011 6:17 am
I haven't posted in a while, so I guess it's time for an update. I had my six sessions of chemo, first one on July 27, and the last one on November 9, with a change in the chem halfway through. No real problems with side effects; I only felt sick to my stomach one time during the first half… MORE
 
 
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About this Cook
I'm a single mom of a terrific teenaged son, and I'm a total foodaholic. I love to think of foods that might taste good together, and then give it a whirl. I'll admit, I've had to eat one or two pretty scary mistakes, but for the most part, I do all right. Growing up in the Sixties, we (my Mom, sister, and I) lived with my Grandma, and it was from her I learned to love the kitchen. So many delicious meals were cooked up, served up, and eaten up in that little room, and some of my fondest memories are of her letting me help.
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much anything I CAN cook; I want to try everything! But I want someone else to clean up after me, lol.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Something Grandma did about once a week was 'Breakfast for Dinner'. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, waffles, fried eggs, potato pancakes, omelettes... each of these made appearances at the supper table.
My cooking triumphs
A strawberry apple pie I made for an Easter gathering ....... I make a mean deviled egg; it doesn't matter how many I bring, they're the first dish to disappear at a party ....... Any time someone asks for one of my recipes ....... Any time one of my creations receives a "Mom, you gotta make that again!" from my teenaged son ....... I made baklava once, to impress a guy I worked with; it was delicious.
My cooking tragedies
One of the first dishes I made as a kid in the '60's was mashed potatoes. They were actually whipped potatoes, because Grandma had recently gotten a brand new hand mixer (ooooooh!). By the time I was done with those potatoes the consistency was somewhere between silicone caulk and cement. My sister made a snowman out of hers at the dinner table, and that danged thing taunted me from a curio shelf for the next fifteen years! ....... I made baklava once, to impress a guy I worked with; I guess the way to his heart wasn't through his stomach ....... And sometimes I burn things...
Recipe Reviews 18 reviews
Amish White Bread
This was my first time making bread. I made this last weekend, and even though I screwed up the whole thing the flavor was so good my teenaged son and one of my nephews liked it so much they wanted me to make it again. Last time I killed the yeast by using too hot water; the texture of the finished bread was like that of a bagel but the flavor was great. I'm making it again this weekend, right now as a matter of fact, and will update when it's done. If you don't have a thermometer at hand, use this tip I picked up from ehow-dot-com: "The water should feel like a pleasantly warm shower, or about the temperature you'd use for a baby's bottle. If it feels uncomfortably hot, it will probably kill the yeast."

7 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2012
Heart Attack Burger
OMG, this is genius! You should definitely limit this to once or twice a year, but oh my goodness, how delicious!

6 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 24, 2011
Fluffy Pancakes
These were great! As easy as a box mix, but far tastier and fluffier. The only thing I did differently was to use cider vinegar instead of white, because that's all I had; it didn't seem to make a difference. My teenage son and nephew scarfed 'em down!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2010
 
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