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Pat Oglesby

Pat Oglesby
Home Town: Van Wyck, South Carolina, USA
Living In: South Carolina, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2000
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Southern, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Sewing, Walking, Reading Books, Genealogy, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I have adult children (twins)who are both married now and one much loved granddaughter. I have recently retired (loving it)and am active in my church and community. I love traveling to the NC coast or NC mountains to sightsee and visit family.
My favorite things to cook
Salads and fresh vegetables in the summer, soups and stews in the fall and winter, family & holiday dinners with everyone's favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Traditional foods on holidays. I use newer online recipe sources now but still treasure my handwritten recipes passed down from family and well worn cookbooks that I have accumulated for over 40 years.
My cooking triumphs
When I was working as a cake decorator in a grocery store bakery in 1976 we baked and decorated a cake in the shape of a map of the US for the Bicentennial and it was as big as the bed of a pick up truck! We served cake to the whole community.
My cooking tragedies
I cooked a wild turkey my husband had shot for company for Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, I had cooked an extra turkey breast as a back up because the wild turkey still had buckshot in it. People ate the turkey and spit out the buckshot, but it was really delicious. Most fun dinner ever!
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Southern Boiled Custard
This is the boiled custard I remember from my childhood in southwestern Virginia. It was easy to make and I actually reduced the yield to 4 servings. Followed the directions exactly adding the warm milk (I used Half and Half) to the egg/sugar mixture to temper the eggs then mix into the milk in double boiler. Took about 7 minutes for it to thicken but it was as smooth as silk and no eggy taste as some noted. I first thought about making this last night to pour over some almost stale coconut cake I made for Christmas party. This was used as a custard ice cream base in the summertime and over cake or fruit but I don't remember drinking it. Best to store in a glass jar or covered glass bowl but not plastic container.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 28, 2013
Best Ever Muffins
Great and easy to mix up for breakfast in the morning or to go with coffee and share at work. I mixed in coconut flakes, toasted almonds and a small handful of white chocolate chips.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 22, 2011
Brown Sugar Pound Cake II
This was favorite recipe during the Christmas Holidays. It was easy to put together and had a firm, but tender texture. The maple flavoring adds a delicious flavor and makes the house smell wonderful! I made several for serving and for gifts. Great anytime.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 15, 2005
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