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Mama Peek

Mama Peek
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Living In: Celina, Texas, USA
Member Since: Mar. 2006
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Fishing, Genealogy, Painting/Drawing
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About this Cook
I am 78 years old and widowed. In that I, now, live alone, I am on the lookout for any recipe that freezes well. I make the full recipe, freeze half, and then when I don't feel like cooking I have a freezer full of prepared dinners to rely on. I especially like the variety of soups that freeze well.
My favorite things to cook
Italian and Tex-Mex. As I have gotten older, my taste buds require more in the way of seasoning. I usually add more than the recipe asks for. I love to cook with fresh herbs and I have even started growing some of my own in a little square foot garden. Lately, I have learned to like Chinese dishes. Chicken Lo Mein from this site is a favorite. Also the Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin.....
My favorite family cooking traditions
Peach cobblers and hot rolls.
My cooking triumphs
I think my pies are my best thing, though a sour cream pound cake is high on that list. Also, anything that caused my husband to remark "Don't forget how you made that"!
My cooking tragedies
Poppy-seed cake and peanut-butter pie! Both had to be trashed.
Recipe Reviews 38 reviews
Linda's Lasagna
Just what I was looking for! However I did not bake it! I made it in a large stew pot and simmered it for an hour or so. I ate some of it for dinner and then froze the rest in glass jars. Microwave to thaw, and then heat it to proper temperature and then (LOL) I just eat it out of the jar. No dishes mussed up! Live alone so I can get away with this!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 18, 2011
Breakfast Pies
Decided to use pastry shells, 8 to a box, instead of biscuits! Refrigerated the leftover pies in a plastic bag and, a 10 second zap in the microwave or cover with foil, and put into a 220 % toaster oven, till heated through. I might have cooked the sausage too long as it was kind of dry and hard. I might try this with bacon, or leftover ham......I froze some, to test and they do freeze well.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 6, 2011
Pie Crust IV
Very good, but I know a secret about pie crust. Too bad I can not find "Wondra" in the five lb. bags at the grocery store any more!.........With that flour there was no way you could not have a wonderful flakey crust and it would get 10 stars!

9 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 12, 2011
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