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Mirembe


Mirembe
 
Home Town: Fife, Washington, USA
Living In: Masaka, Eastern Region, Uganda
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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2010 Thailand medical mission trip on the way home to Uganda for the year!
About this Cook
I was born in Japan (military family), my mother was German and we traveled all over the place. I learned at a very young age to eat foods from all nations and at times it may be best not to ask for the recipe! :-)
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking soups and stews. I currently cook for teams of 10-40 so it's easier. I love trying to make meals filling and healthy at the same time. I have a wealth of fresh, vine ripened veggies here in Uganda so everything tastes better and is healthier.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family tradition was Christmas cookies with my mother. She started in Nov. and finished just before Christmas! We had cookies from all over the world, but especially from Germany. These were the recipes she made with her mother. She's gone now but I think of her often when I bake one of her recipes.
My cooking triumphs
My biggest triumph was making my mother's Honey Anise cookies after she died. I was so excited at how well they turned out I sent some to my nephews. They were amazed when they opened their gifts on Christmas day because they knew grandma Rose had died! No one had made them as good as hers.
My cooking tragedies
My first yeast baking adventure at 16. I was making a brioche and mom asked if I needed help. Well, being 16 I knew everything - or so I thought! It came out of the oven and looked okay. Then we sliced it for desert. The texture was awful!! Mom asked how long I let it raise and I said, "Raise?" I put it straight in the oven without raising at all!!! We still laugh about it now, 45 years later.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Garlic Green Beans
I made this for our Easter dinner here in Uganda for all our missionaries. I used fresh green beans that I pre-cooked and made no other changes to the recipe. It was amazing!!! Everyone loved them. I will be making this many more times in the future.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 24, 2011
Ranch Dressing II
I live in Uganda where we can't get mixes. This is an amazing recipe! I have shared it with many visitors. I use my food processor and add fresh onion and garlic since I can't get the powders. Works great! This is the only ranch dressing I use now!

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 7, 2007
No Bake Choco-Peanut-Oatmeal Cookies
As a missionary in Africa and no oven, this recipe is a "God-send"!! It was easy to prepare and they were delicious. Thanks.

0 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 27, 2006
 
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