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Patricia Cox

Patricia Cox
Home Town: Saginaw, Michigan, USA
Living In: Garner, North Carolina, USA
Member Since: May 2006
Cooking Level: Professional
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Low Carb, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Knitting, Sewing, Needlepoint, Camping, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Charity Work
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About this Cook
I'm married with three kids and two grandchildren. I have worked in the restaurant industry for more than 20 years which includes my own catering business that I owned and ran for 10 years. I also work with restaurants as a consultant and also do secret shopping for quality reports for restaurant owners. My new love is replicating food with realistic food candles.
My favorite things to cook
Pretty much everything; I loved doing special requests for special events and anything out of the ordinary was the most fun.
My favorite family cooking traditions
All of the holidays and birthdays are major events in our family. Big extravagant meals are the norm. We could feed an army at each of those meals and sometimes we practically did! No one left hungry!!
My cooking triumphs
Taking the big step into catering.
My cooking tragedies
Hiring a friend to help me with one of my catering jobs and her not following my instructions on the potato dish I had her was awful. Everything else was great though and they didn't hold it against us even though I was completely embarrassed by the blunder.
Recipe Reviews 3 reviews
Dog Food Dip
We liked this very much but added the Rotel like others did. I also don't use ground beef anymore so I substituted the ground turkey which was very delicious. Personally, though, I would rename it something more appetising than to refer to it as dog food. I think that leaves a mental image that some folks might not get know, the power of suggestion! Thanks for sharing.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 17, 2012
Fluffy Pancakes
I didn't have the fluffiness that I expected from this recipe. It seemed similar to the one that my mother used to make for us when we were kids, but after adding berries to the mix, it just sunk and was very unimpressive and my mother's recipe never did that; she always added berries to her pancakes and they were always very fluffy and yummy. That's what I'm missing.

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 19, 2009
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
I remember when this recipe first came out in the WIC cookbook in the 1980's. It's the only one the I ever use. We've loved it ever since we first tried it; it's good to see that it's still around and people are still using it.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 4, 2008
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