ClearlyKrystal Profile - (18339096)

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Home Town: West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Living In: Tampa, Florida, USA
Member Since: Jan. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
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About this Cook
I am so grateful to have had a mother who cooked *and* who expected all of us to cook too. About a week or so into summer, she would announce, "OK, vacation is over. Sign up for the chores you want for this week." Best of all, if we were "in charge" of dinner for that day, we were really in charge, getting to plan the menu and all (with plenty of help from Mom as needed). When I am around friends who complain that cooking seems such a mystery to them or that no matter how carefully they try, their attempts never turn out, I silently thank my mother for her training. I may not be chef-quality but I am confident enough to host a dinner or try out new things.
Recipe Reviews 2 reviews
Grandma's Green Bean Casserole
My sister-in-law was hosting Christmas dinner and I was told that I was to bring the green bean casserole. I know these are often a holiday tradition for many families but I had never even tasted one before! Ack! What to do? Ran to, pulled up green bean casseroles, and sorted by rating. Never has failed me yet! I made the recipe with only one small alteration, using french fried onions instead of crackers at the suggestion of another reviewer and the result was delicious. So much so that my sister-in-law's family called me prior to Christmas each year to ask me for the recipe for "the green bean casserole that is better than my mom's." to the rescue again.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 9, 2012
Banana Sour Cream Bread
Delicious banana bread. My friend actually accused me of including "crack or something else equally addictive" into the mix. My only fault is that I didn't realize how *large* the recipe was! It would be perfect for baking up gift loaves at Christmas but next time I will be cutting it in half (or even in fourths!).

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 5, 2012

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