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Living In: North Lakewood, Washington, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Camping, Boating, Fishing, Reading Books, Music, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have been cooking since a young girl. I grew up on a small farm where we raised our own vegetables, fruit, chickens, eggs, beef & pork. My father also was an avid hunter and fisherman and added wild game and fish to the dinner table. Cooking is a family passion! Most family get-to-gethers revolve around food, either preparing it or poring over cook books. I have three grown children, the two oldest are wonderful cooks. My son is the master of the bar-b-que and his sister actually makes better biscuits and gravy than I do!! My youngest daughter is still in college but is already starting her own cook book collection.
My favorite things to cook
I live in the Pacific Northwest and have access to a wide variety of fresh seafood. Seafood dishes have become my "specialty." I also enjoy the simple country dishes I grew up with, true comfort foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother's parents were Russian immigrants. Her mother never wrote down a recipe so the traditional dishes she cooked are passed down verbally from one generation to the other. When my mother's family get together, we will cook a traditional Russian dinner usually consisting of borshch (beet soup) and varenika (boiled dumplings).
My cooking triumphs
I actually made a baked alaska when I was a teenager! I think I cooked almost every dish in my mother's old Betty Crocker cookbook.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I made muffins as a kid, I found out the difference between baking soda and baking powder! I used used baking soda instead of powder. My muffins had a very weird taste but my father (bless his heart) ate them anyway.
Recipe Reviews 1 review
Creamy Summer Crab Dip
Quick and simple to make. Very addictive!! A huge hit at parties.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 1, 2006

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