DeeKay Profile - (18678316)

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Home Town: Waxahachie, Texas, USA
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Member Since: Aug. 2005
Cooking Level: Intermediate
Cooking Interests: Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Mexican, Italian, Southern, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work
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About this Cook
Wife of 1, mother of 3, grandmother of 1, dog parent of 4, grand dog parent of 2. I've been through breast cancer at the age of 50, it changed my life. I am more active in learning about foods, what is in them, if they're good or bad. I eat less junk and fast foods, cooking more and enjoying my next 50 years.
My favorite things to cook
Cooking from the garden or fresh foods, watching shows that teach me how to cook better. Mexican is our all time favorite. I love to add a little heat to my meals.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandmother Brown had a great Depression Chocolate Pie that used water instead of milk or cream. Comfort foods like Potato Soup or Twice Baked Potato Soup.
My cooking triumphs
I hosted a 100 people backyard Hawaiian Luau for my daughter's wedding reception. I cooked pork loins two different ways (my pig), fried rice, fresh veggies, sweet and sour meatballs and more. Nearly all the recipes I found here and multiplied to 20 then cooked my pans up. Some of the orginal recipes I tested first, some I went in blind. The food got rave reviews.
My cooking tragedies
If it is slow cooking I am good but pop toast in the oven I will burn it!
Recipe Reviews 6 reviews
Praline Pecan French Toast
Made for a group outing for a weekend breakfast, everyone loved it. Now make in smaller serving for my hubby and myself for Sunday breakfast. Easy!!

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Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2013
Hawaiian Bread III
Made for our Thanksgiving dinner everyone is begging for the recipe. I'm making mini loaves to give as Christmas gifts.

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Reviewed On: Dec. 10, 2013
Bacon Wrapped Smokies
This should be called "Man Candy" all my friends loved it but the men attacked the platter leaving hardly any for us ladies. I plan to make this for my son when he comes home from college at spring break.

14 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jan. 16, 2011
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