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Joanne Fisher

Joanne Fisher
Home Town: Breesport, New York, USA
Living In: Valdosta, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Jun. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Healthy, Kids, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Photography, Reading Books, Music
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Baking Bread
Joanne at the computer
Grandma Jo and Irene
About this Cook
I have always enjoyed cooking. My mother was a great cook, but she didn't like trying new recipes as much as I did. She could never believe that I was cooking something brand new for guests. I am still the same way. I study this site every day, and am always printing out and trying recipes I find here. Now I have the joy of teaching my granddaughter to cook, and she is a great student. We have such fun together.
My favorite things to cook
I have some old favorites - mostly recipes given to me by friends at my bridal shower 46 years ago. I look forward to making my mother's sugar cookies every Christmas. These took me several years to perfect, and I later found out they were HER mother's recipe, and it also took her several years to get them right. My daughter-in-law has now mastered them also. Since I still work and have a very busy life I love using my slow cooker. This Saturday my granddaughter is looking forward to making bread, (the old-fashioned way) with me.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As I mentioned before, the sugar cookies recipe which has been in the family for generations is my favorite. There's also a braided coffee ring that is wonderful at Christmas also. Every St. Patrick's Day we turn Irish for the day and enjoy a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner. I use a green tablecloth, and usually make everyone wear green.
My cooking triumphs
The thing that I make best is lasagne. It is easy too because I use a recipe that doesn't require the noodles to be cooked first. I used to make bread from scratch (without a bread machine) all the time when my children were in school. They soon learned they could trade their sandwiches for anything they liked - even the teachers would trade with them.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Apple Cider Sauce and Pork Loin Chops
This was absolutely delicious. I couldn't find frozen apple cider, so I used frozen apple juice. Also didn't have any sherry, but this was great without it. The combination of spices and worstershire sauce was perfect. Husband and granddaughter are good eaters anyway, but really enjoyed this one.

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2009
Holiday Chicken Pot Pie
YUM! I would have taken a picture to upload, but we couldn't quit eating it long enough to get a picture! I followed some suggestions from other reviews and put a bisquick crust on top. I actually made a mistake and forgot the onions, so I put cheddar french fried onions on top. It was a nice touch.

11 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 19, 2009
Spiced Slow Cooker Applesauce
This was very good. When it was done I left just a little in the slow cooker, and then made my slow cooker hot cereal in there. I use part oatmeal, part wheatina, and part cream of rice (or whatever hot cereal I have). I add brown sugar and cinnamon, and the little bit of applesauce left in the bottom of the cooker gave it a great new twist.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 17, 2009

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