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Living In: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Member Since: Jul. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Southern, Dessert, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Photography, Reading Books, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I discovered cooking as a child and still love it. As an adult I have been lucky enough to take lessons at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.
My favorite things to cook
French breads, pies, tarts, cakes, Southern comfort food.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother has always hated to cook but my late father loved it. He was fearless in the kitchen and experimented a lot. My mouth still waters when I think of his breads, biscuits and gravy, cauliflower with cheese sauce, fudge, or banana ice cream.
Recipe Reviews 19 reviews
Smothered Pork Chops
Made this - sort of! I seasoned 5 very thick boneless chops with salt, pepper, and Emeril Lagasse's Essence before browning. For the sauce I used one 12 ounce beer, a can of condensed beef consommé, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, & the flour. Served it with mashed potatoes and collard greens. Wonderful!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2013
Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
Made these today - good flavor & texture but they still spread on me. For once in my life, I followed the recipe to the letter. After the first tray cooled I lowered the oven temp and watched them like a hawk. Still had the same problem. My oven has been calibrated so I know the temp is right. Suggestions and advice welcome.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 27, 2013
Pot Roast, Vegetables, and Beer
Cooked a 3 lb chuck roast from frozen for 1 hour in a pressure cooker using this recipe. I added some Worcestershire sauce and omitted the veggies except some onion. It was wonderful. What can go wrong when you use beer, garlic, and Dijon mustard??? Thanks for the recipe.

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Reviewed On: Sep. 11, 2013
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