DEBWALTER Profile - (18370214)

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Home Town: Laramie, Wyoming, USA
Living In: Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Member Since: Dec. 2004
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Dessert, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Knitting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Me outside of Cheyenne, Wyoming
About this Cook
I love to cook for my family including my two grown children and the three most beautiful grandchildren on the planet! I work for our state's health department and love to travel!
My favorite things to cook
Comfort foods are my favorite with a leaning toward southern food. I love good, homemade food. I love to bake cakes and cookies of all kinds.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My dad taught me to cook and to this day, I love getting in the kitchen with him to create yummy food for our family and friends. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's centered around food and family. We love oyster dressing which is my father's signature dish. Mine is the brined turkey!
My cooking triumphs
When I was a child, a neighbor lady baked the most wonderful cinnamon rolls in the world. As an adult, I made it a priority to learn how to do that. Unfortunately, the cinnamon rolls I've learend to bake are tender, buttery, full of cinnamon and slathered with vanilla icing. I say unfortunately because now they have to be a rare indulgence and I don't bake them as often as I once did.
My cooking tragedies
I once decided to bake a pink cake for my parents' wedding anniversary. Not wanting to blend the solid shortening into the batter, I decided to melt it first. I poured it into the batter while still hot and needless to say... the "pink cake disaster" went down in the lore of our family. It was about 1/2" high and weighed a ton. I believe it may still be sitting, peatrified, in a landfill somewhere... I was 12 at the time.
Recipe Reviews 15 reviews
Coconut Cream Pound Cake
This is by far the BEST coconut pound cake recipe ever! It absolutely NEVER disappoints. The only change I made is to add about 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract to the batter. Otherwise, it is just fantastic!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: May 16, 2009
Salisbury Steak
I, too, believe it is unfair to rate a recipe you have not tried in its original form first. However, that being said, I will say that this is, for my family, a 5 star recipe. Salisbury steak as my dad makes it has always been my "most favorite meal" and I beg him to make it for me every chance I get. I tried this version (on my own, without that pesky begging business) and thought it was very, very tasty. I may post my dad's version and then everyone can rate that separately. (His is very close to a lot of the "fixes" many posters suggested) I will not go into how he does it differently here because it is a somewhat different recipe. I loved this one too and believe it is worth 5 stars!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 13, 2008
Chicken and Sliders
I LOVE sliders. In our family however, we make it with pork. We buy a fairly inexpensive pork roast and "stew" it like you do a chicken, with onions, celery and chicken broth. Then, make the sliders and continue as with the chicken recipe. It is SO yummy!!!!!!

27 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Oct. 22, 2007
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