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Home Town: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Living In: Upper East, Tennessee, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Indian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Dessert
Hobbies: Scrapbooking, Sewing, Gardening, Music, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I get a lot of pleasure from planning and cooking meals for my large, extended family. My 6 year old granddaughter enjoys helping me in the kitchen. It's nice knowing that I am passing something on.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I feel very honored to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal for my large family. Staples for the meal are roasted turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, broccoli casserole, stuffing, and gingered cranberry sauce. The only things that change from year to year are the appetizers and desserts.
My cooking triumphs
Making a coconut cream pie that my husband says is every bit as good as his grandmother's! That's high praise!!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make southern biscuits. If we had put mortar between them, instead of jelly, we could've built a fine house!
Recipe Reviews 40 reviews
Classic Greek Spinach
OOOOhhhh, soooo good!! My husband says this is the best new dish we've tried in a very long time! Read the reviews. Decreased olive oil to about 3 tbls. Used 1 red onion. Reduced water to 2 cups. Increased garlic dramatically (our preference!), skipped tomato paste and used small can tomato sauce. Used chicken bouillon. Increased rice to 1 cup. This was so easy, and yet it was restaurant quality. The addition of feta cheese put it over-the-top delicious! Thanks so much!!

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Reviewed On: Oct. 28, 2014
Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze
This was amazing! I followed the advise of other reviewers and added brown sugar and butter to the sauce, prepared in a separate pan, and spooned over meat at serving time. Hubby says it was restaurant quality! I used Chianti, as that was the only red wine we had available. It was delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Reviewed On: Jan. 4, 2014
Bean with Bacon
This was soooo good! I made a couple of adjustments, using what I had on hand. About half a pound of chopped turkey bacon, sautéed with the onions and carrots (I had no celery). I used a can of V8 instead of tomatoes, and it gave the soup the lovely orange color I remember from the Campbell's variety. I used the cooking water and a few splashes of Liquid Smoke, as suggested by other reviewers. This is going in the "Family Favorites" section of my cookbook. Can't wait to eat it again!

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 7, 2013

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