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Cheryl Brooks

Cheryl Brooks
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Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Slow Cooking, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Quilting, Sewing, Gardening, Walking, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm a mom of 4 boys living in a midsize community in the midwest. I work full-time so finding time to cook as much as I'd like is sometimes hard.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook just about everything. Probably my favorite thing to cook is bread, but desserts come in a close 2nd.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Cooking Southern holiday meals. I'm not from the south, but my parents were so I'm a pretty good Southern cook even if I do live in the North!
My cooking triumphs
Duplicating my Aunt's dressing and my Mom's rolls. I'm the only one in the family that can do it, and since they have both passed away, that makes me pretty happy because when I cook those things, I think of them.
My cooking tragedies
Cooking with wine. I don't drink wine, so never seem to get the right taste. I've just about given up.
Recipe Reviews 22 reviews
The Best Meatballs
Very good recipe, although I did alter it a bit. Used half beef & half pork. I didn't have romano cheese, so used parmesean, powdered garlic instead of minced, used Italian seasoning instead of the parsley, added 1/4 tsp of red pepper for a little kick, used a half cup of beef broth in place of the water, and I baked my meatballs rather than frying. A cup and a half of water seemed to be way too much. My meatballs held up well baking as well as when I placed them into my pasta sauce. They are very tender and have a great flavor. The recipe made enough that I was able to get 40 nice size meatballs, half for now and half for later.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 13, 2013
Baltimore Zoo
Great drink to have at home as long as you don't have to drive. We don't like beer, so replaced that with a splash of sprite. Also I use gin instead of tequila. You absolutely cannot taste the alcohol, so do not serve this at a party and allow people to drive home after-wards.

13 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 31, 2010
Fuzzy Navel Slush
Wow......this is great! The only reason I rated it 4 stars is because if you actually added the amount of sugar called for it would be way to sweet. I cut the sugar down to a little less than a cup. I also used more schnapps, actually the entire bottle (5th) but did add more water. Couldn't wait for it to freeze so put it in the freezer for a couple hours and then put some crushed ice in a glass, some of the drink mixture, then filled the rest of the glass up with Sprite. Fantastic! Sure it will be even better once its actually frozen. Only caution is that even with a 5th of Peach Schnapps, this does not taste like it has alcohol in it so be careful & be sure to keep it away from kids. They will definitely think its is just a slushy. Great summer drink!!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jul. 12, 2010

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