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Home Town: Maurertown, Virginia, USA
Living In: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Member Since: Nov. 2005
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Baking, Frying, Slow Cooking, Southern, Dessert
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About this Cook
I'm a 33-year-old mother of two boys...16 months apart in age, so I stay pretty busy! My biggest challenge right now is to get my notoriously picky 5 and 3 year old boys to at least TRY to eat something I've cooked versus begging for PB&J, Chef Boyardee, etc.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking, but REALLY love to bake! Strange thing is, I don't eat much of what I bake because I try to limit my sugar intake. :) I keep getting requests to "make that so-and-so cake again" or "those chocolate chip cookies you made last month would be good right about now...hint hint" so I keep on baking for my friends and family. As far as actually cooking meals, I love casseroles, old fashioned cooking, and just mainly cooking the way my grandmother and great grandmother (who taught me how to cook) used to cook. (Pie crusts made with lard, fresh snap beans made with fatback, etc.)
My cooking triumphs
A cake shaped like a Christmas present that I made for our work Christmas party about 5 - 6 years ago. It was from the front of a Southern Living cookbook. Took me nearly two days to make it, but it was so beautiful (and delicious!) I don't think I'd ever make it again though...it was a LOT of work, and cost me a small fortune for ingredients and specialty utensils I didn't have.
My cooking tragedies
I've never really burned anything or ruined anything, but I seem to have mishaps while cooking. (i.e. draining a pot of boiling potatoes when I was making potato salad, and ending up pouring the boiling water on my stomach was leaning against the counter and "missed" the sink, reaching into a 400 degree oven to remove a pan of corn bread and forgetting to use a pot holder, and grabbing the cast iron skillet handle bare handed, and most recently, frying zucchini and dipping the last three fingers of my right hand into boiling oil as I was dropping the zucchin in.)
Recipe Reviews 21 reviews
Bar-B-Que Sauce
This is very good. The only thing I didn't like is the amount of Worcestershire sauce in it--I thought it was too strong. I'll definitely make this again, but I'll cut the amount in half.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 6, 2012
Mom's Buttermilk Pancakes
The texture and flavor of these was perfect, but I subtracted a star because they were extremely salty. I think a whole tsp. is too much, so next time I make them I'm going to reduce it to 1/2 tsp. Otherwise, they were delicious!

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 3, 2012
Creamy Cheddar Cheese Soup
This is fantastic! Very easy and very delicious. I found this recipe because I had to have dental work done today, and can eat only soft foods for a few days. I'm so glad I made this! The only change I made was to use 1/2 Velveeta and 1/2 sharp cheddar (out of necessity). Great recipe--thank you!

5 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Apr. 1, 2011

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