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Home Town: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Living In: Imperial, Missouri, USA
Member Since: Oct. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Mexican, Southern, Healthy, Quick & Easy
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Wine Tasting
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About this Cook
Ten years ago, I lost 80 pounds on the Weight Watcher program. It helps you eat sensibly. I'm proud to say I've kept most of it off. I like to bake because it helps me relax. On Sundays I often prepare main dishes ahead to warm up after work during the week.
My favorite things to cook
Altering family recipes to make them healthier; Mexican food; cookies & pies (I share these alot)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I'm the pie lady on holidays!
My cooking triumphs
Giving almost 50 cookie packages to family & friends @ Christmas. They've come to expect it.
My cooking tragedies
Putting a roaster with a turkey just out of the oven on my glass-topped table (it was "tempered" & I thought it could take the heat). I turned around, heard a POP, and caught the pan just before it hit the floor! Needless to say, I had to purchase a new table top.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Delicious Ham and Potato Soup
I made this the other night, and it really was delicious. I used 2 cans low sodium chicken broth in place of the water to amp up the flavor, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Served it with the cheddar biscuits from this site. Good quick meal.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Dec. 22, 2010
Pennsylvania Coal Region Barbecue
I prepared this according to the directions; only change, was to add 1/4 teapoon cayenne pepper to mixture (we like things spicy). will definitely make this again.

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 25, 2010
Pecan Pie Bars I
I baked these for the first time as one of my Thanksgiving desserts. I wanted an alternative to another pie. I followed some of the previous suggestions: toasted pecans for 10 min. in a 300 degree oven, lined the jelly roll pan with parchment paper, & used 3/4 cup white sugar & 3/4 cup light brown sugar for the filling. I baked it for about 40 minutes, till the filling had a slight jiggle. After cooling, I cut them in 2x2 inch squares. They were a big hit. I just emailed all my sisters the recipe, per their request!

3 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Nov. 28, 2009

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