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Joanne Rusaw

Joanne Rusaw
Home Town: Fulton, New York, USA
Living In: Volney, New York, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Quilting, Gardening, Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Charity Work
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About this Cook
My name is Joanne and I live in a country home with my husband Dan, One forster child Josh and our beautiful Basset Hounds. Bonnie and Maggie.... I love to cook in my spare time which unfortunally isnt much. Looking forward to moving out of ny in a couple of years. Actual meals are my thing. Tho i love to bake it usually dosnt love me. Except a few. This site has been a godsend to my cooking skills tho.....
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook almost everything. I guess I love to make old dishes passed down from my grandparent who all came over from poland. The food I grew up with seems so comforting when I get to eat it again.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I guess the only really food traditions we have every year are For Easter having Polish sausage, with hard boiled eggs and rasin bread.(grew up having babki bread but its hard to find now And for christmas eve. although every one eats all the other food that is made i have to have my homemade perogi made with either sweet cabbage or sweet cottage cheese. It wouldnt be christmas eve to me with out them even if i am the only one who eats them.....
My cooking triumphs
Being able to cook any of the foods i grew up with and never learned how to make them just by memory now. Gumpki, perogis. capusta. Thoes are my most cherished ones I have prefected.
My cooking tragedies
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Baked Potato Salad I
I never was able to make a really good potato salad until this one.My brotherinlaw and I are the cooks in the family so when I bring something over I always want something that is going to be an wow recipe to him and This sure lived up to it. Every time I make it people talk about it. Very important tho. It deff needs to sit all night it taste so much better the next day. It is so easy and so good. every one loved it. Added more sour cream and part of the mayo.The first time we ate it we ate it hot out of the oven. Now I bake it and then refrigerate all day until evening.Or until it is very cold . I take it out and break it all up in a bowl and add more sour cream. Top with extra shedded chedder and mexican mix cheese and some more bacon. serve it cold. Every one loved it and wanted more when it was gone. Makes a really great cold salad. Also Im not sure how it said to do the onions but I chopped them up. quite a few and then carmelize them. The flavor goes thru the salad but no sharp onion pieces in the salad. Kids here that dont like onions love the carmalized flavor of them in the salad tho. Best salad going. Like I said Better the next day. Thank you for this recipe.

70 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 31, 2007
Cabbage Roll Casserole
Is a simply wonderful way to make cabbage rolls. (gumpkie) with out the hassel. How ever instead of tomato sauce I used what my mom always used tomato soup. tasted just like when i was growing up.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 30, 2006

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