reeses30135 Profile - (18631437)

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Home Town: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Member Since: Sep. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Slow Cooking, Southern, Dessert, Kids
Hobbies: Gardening, Walking, Reading Books, Music
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Caramel Popcorn
The Whole Jar of Peanut Butter Cookies
Whiskey Tea
Apple Enchiladas
About this Cook
I'm a busy mom of 4 teens and as you can imagine, my house is never short of food stuffs. I started cooking at the age of 10. My parents worked odd shifts and as the oldest, it was my duty to get things started until my parents came home. I love it: it's relaxing and a great form of self expression, the greatest expression being love.
My favorite things to cook
Oh, the list is endless. On rainy, cold, or dreary days I love to cook chicken pot pie, chicken and dumplins, soups, or chili. Then again, I love to smoke and BBQ when the weather is nice. My kid's favorite dish is Crab Alfredo.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Preparing treats for Halloween is something my mother started when I was a kid.When I got off the bus on Halloween, I knew our bar would be a buffet of all sorts of snacks, candy, cupcakes and everything.I've continued this with my own children. I have a specialty cake, punch, breadbowls with dips,ghoulish entress, you name it! My sisters always bring their children to my house for this tradition. I hope the kids pass it along.
My cooking triumphs
I'd have to say there were two. The first being the day I mastered my grandmother Jean's dressing (cornbread dressing). The second being the day I made my grandmother Naomi's sweet potato cobbler( still can't get it quite like her's) They were REAL cooks--they never used a recipe in their lives. So when I asked them how much of this and that? It was difficult for them to convey--because they really didn't measure. Instead,I got "schooled"..they each showed me how. I treasure those memories to this day.
My cooking tragedies
My first and last attempt at Corned Beef and Cabbage. It was New Year's day and my husband and I had been out at parties all night before and were not feeling all that well the next day but I was bound and determined to cook my Corned Beef. Well let's just say that I was unaware of how pungent corned beef was. We couldn't tolerate the smell of it and he threw the beef, cabbage , and pot outside into the garbage.That was one of the sickest days of my life!
Recipe Reviews 10 reviews
Fluffy Pancakes
This is a great basic pancake recipe--I have since memorized it and make it weekly. I've grown a bit lazy and now skip the sour milk, opting instead to use straight buttermilk (when I have it) or 2%---tastes great. The buttermilk makes a thicker batter that I don't prefer--I usually thin it out with a tad more water to get the consistency I like.

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Reviewed On: Aug. 27, 2013
French Toast Corners
This was very tasty, simple to make and includes ingredients that you're sure to have on hand. Although, I was missing extract and cinnamon--I substituted apple pie spice and just left out the extract. All I had on hand was whole wheat, but it worked. Next time I'll try some real THICK sourdough!

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Reviewed On: May 24, 2009
Bread Pudding III
This was a good recipe to start with as a foundation, but like most foundations you need to build upon it. It was a little bland. The bread pudding I grew up with was sweeter. I think the next time, I'll start with cinnamon raisin bread, use a little more sugar, and add some rum. I made a homemade caramel sauce to this recipe to give it some oomph! But this is a good basic recipe.

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Reviewed On: Nov. 17, 2007

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