PAMELADEE320 Profile - (18362490)

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Living In: Red Oak, Iowa, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Healthy, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
I am in my late 50's and 4 years ago married my high school sweetheart, so I am now living back in my home town. I have 3 children, all grown. I've been a teacher for 35 years, with 2 more to go. I enjoy golf (on good days), scrapbooking, reading, and my two wonderful grandchildren. I hadn't cooked for myself in a long time, so when Steve and I got married, I really have been making up for lost time. Then I found this web site and I really am "going to town" with my cooking. I love this place
My favorite things to cook
We enjoy pasta - my seafood lasagna is to die for! We also like Italian, Mexican, BBQ, and I'm learning to cook fish. I do alot of vegetable dishes. My husband doesn't really like salads, so I don't fix them as often as I'd like.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My daughter and her husband and children have a lot of relatives houses to visit over the Christmas holidays, so we have started having a breakfast brunch on Christmas morning. We all look forward to it because it's not a heavy meal. She really makes a good french toast casserole.
My cooking triumphs
Steve and I have our "Top Ten" list and in 4 years together, I think we need to expand it further. I would say seafood lasagna, eggs benedict (although sometimes I have trouble with the sauce), peppermint pie, buttermilk chocolate cake, beef stroganoff, corn & noodles.......
My cooking tragedies
I think my worst mess was about 15 years ago. My two sons wanted porcupine meatballs, mashed potatoes and gravy for Christmas dinner. I thought, well, a little strange, but they were hungry for it. So I prepared the meatballs, took everything over to my daughter's house and proceeded to cook them. I doubled the recipe because there were 6 of us. It didn't work well, the meatballs on the bottom were burned and the ones on top were not cooked long enough. Even with stirring them, it was way too many at one time.
Recipe Reviews 31 reviews
Pecan Pie Bars I
This was AMAZING!!!! Followed the recipe exactly. Made sure the parchment paper was high enough and had no trouble with spillage. I will never make a pecan pie again because this was so much easier and made a lot more. Also loved the shortbread crust. TRY THIS AND YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 26, 2014
Sesame Beef
This is one of those recipes that you read all the reviews and run out and get all the ingredients!! It didn't disappoint. I didn't change the recipe, I just added more vegetables. I also did as many others suggested and doubled everything and used 1/2 the sauce to saute the veg in. You can add whatever you like, but I added mushrooms, pea pods, broccoli, onion, and water chestnuts. It was fantastic!! You can have it over chow mein noodles, rice, or nothing if you prefer. Oh, I also used beef shoulder tenders from Fareway. It's the best for stir fry, stew, etc. I did marinate it overnight as well. It was great heated up the next day too. AWESOME STIR-FRY!! YOU MUST TRY!!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 15, 2014
Mistakenly Zesty Pork Chops
Why don't my mistakes turn out this good???? It was wonderful. Used reduced sodium soy sauce.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 20, 2014
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